Apple Crisp Easy Recipe


I am all about this cozy season. When the air turns crisp, it’s time to head to the local orchard for pumpkins to decorate the front porch and apples to cook with in easy recipes.

One of my favorite fall desserts, Apple Crisp Easy Recipe! Honestly, I love it more than a fruit pie. Oh, did I just say that? The best part, it’s so easy to make an Apple Crisp. And, guess what? You won’t need to burn a candle the day you make this Apple Crisp recipe easy to fill up the entire home with an amazing yummy aroma.   

I cannot keep this in my house. In a blink of an eye, it’s gone.

Here’s a twist to my version of the Apple Crisp, I add Pecans. It adds that extra yummy crunch to the Apple Crisp topping.

You can always leave out the Pecan if someone has nut allergies. It’s delicious either way. So let’s bake us some Apple Crisp.

Apple Crisp Recipe Easy

White Lilac Farmhouse Apple Pecan Crisp


  • 1 Cup of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cups of Rolled Oats (do not use fast cooking oats)
  • ½ Cup of Chopped  Pecans
  • 1 Cup of Butter (chilled and cut in small pieces)
  • ¼ Cup of Melted Butter
  • 1 Cup of Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Medium Size Lemon (juiced)
  • ½ Teaspoon of Grated Lemon Zest (optional)
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Salt
  • 8 Medium Size Apples (various kinds)
  • 8 x 8 Baking Dish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Apple Crisp Ingredients
  • Two large mixing bowls one for the apple crisp topping; and one for mixing the apples.
  • First peel and core all of the apples. You can either slice into thin layers or use a food processor to slice.
  • Add Lemon Zest. Next add in the juice of one medium size lemon. Be sure that no seeds from the lemon fall in with the apples; and give it a good toss.
Apple Crisp and Lemon Zest
Apple Crisp adding lemon juice
  • Add 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon (or your preference to taste); and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract to apple mixture.
Cinnamon Apples for Apple Crisp
  • Add ½ cup of light brown sugar and ¼ cup of melted butter to the apple mixture and mix well.
Apple Crisp easy recipe
  • Pour apple mixture into  8 x 8 baking dish
Apple Crisp without topping
  • For the topping: In large bowl mix together the all-purpose flour, salt, rolled oats, chopped pecans, chilled cubed butter and the remaining light brown sugar (1/2 cup). Mix well (you may have to get your hands in there to mix all of the dried mixture into the butter.
Making Apple Crisp Topping
Apple Crisp Topping
  • With a knife, cut your butter through the dry ingredients.
Apple Crisp Topping Mix
  • Guess what…it’s time to get your hands messy. Continue working the dry ingredients through the butter until it’s all mixed in.
  • Add the topping mixture over the apples and place in the oven.
Apple Crisp Topping Easy
  1. Bake for 60 minutes or until the apples are done (test with a fork). The top should have browned and looks crisp. I found that 50 minutes works in my oven for apples other than Granny Smith. If you use Granny Smith apples, you will need to bake 60 minutes or until done.
  2. Remove from oven and let it cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or just plain.
Homemade Apple Crisp

Hope you enjoy this recipe from our home to yours! Happy Fall Ya’ll!

Homemade Apple Crisp

I love mine plain, warm and along side a cup of coffee.

Check out my favorite Apple Pie Recipe here.

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    1. KariAnne,

      Thank you so much for stopping over to my blog. If you lived closer, I would have the coffee brewing and the Apple Crisp waiting! Tammy

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