Apple crisp is the perfect fall treat when apples are plentiful! This easy apple crisp recipe uses basic ingredients that most of us keep stocked in the pantry.
Apples, oats, cinnamon, and sugar give this apple crisp recipe a classic autumn taste!
As soon as the apples are ripe in the fall, our family loves to visit the apple orchard. This year, we were so thankful to find several bags of “seconds” at a local orchard for a discounted price.
Even though they were labeled as “seconds,” the apples were in great condition and we’ve been having fun making all the traditional fall apple recipes!
This easy apple crisp recipe with oats and melted butter fills a 13 x 9 inch pan, so it makes plenty for a large family or guests!
Apple Crisp Recipe Notes
- The recipe calls for lemon juice, which you may or may not need, so I’ve listed it as optional. If your apples are fairly tart, you can leave it out. If your apples are less tart, the lemon juice may be a great addition. I usually end up using it as I love the added tartness.
- Fresh lemon juice is great, but you can also use bottled lemon juice.
- I usually use rolled oats, but quick oats also work.
- For the sweetener, you can either use brown sugar as called for, or substitute with white sugar, Rapadura, or coconut sugar. I usually use Rapadura or Sucanat, but any granulated sweetener will work.
- I usually peel my apples for this recipe (unless I’m sure they are organic), but feel free to leave the peels on if you prefer. Either way tastes great.
- I usually use whole wheat flour in this recipe, but you can use any kind of flour. All purpose, whole wheat pastry flour, spelt, etc. will all work.
What Type of Apples for Apple Crisp?
In general, tart apples like Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Jonathan work best in baking.
Technically, you can use any type of apple in your apple crisp, but I think the ones mentioned above are the best. Jonathan is one of my favorite varieties to use in this recipe.
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Supplies Needed for This Recipe
Here are some basic supplies you may need for this recipe.
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Wooden spoon or other spoon for mixing
- Mixing bowl
- Baking dish 9″ x 13″
- Apple peeler, corer, slicer (I have this one)
How to Make Homemade Apple Crisp
Here’s how to make this easy apple crisp recipe!
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking dish and set aside.
Then, start peeling, coring, and slicing your apples (you can do this by hand or use an apple peeler/corer/slicer to make it go faster).
Add the apple slices to the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle with the juice of one lemon (optional) and add the cinnamon. Stir or toss gently to combine
In a mixing bowl, mix together the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Add melted butter to the oat topping mixture, and mix well.
Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples in the baking dish.
Bake the apple crisp for 40-45 minutes, or until apples are soft and the topping is a golden brown color.
Enjoy plain or topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!
More Apple Recipes To Try
- Apple Dip Recipe
- German Apple Pancake Recipe
- Instant Pot Applesauce with Cinnamon
- Instant Pot Apple Butter No Added Sugar
- Apple Pecan Baked Oatmeal
- Apple Fritters Recipe
- Healthier Caramel Apples Recipe
- Oven Apple Butter
Apple Crisp Recipe
Apple Crisp Easy Recipe
- 10 apples (if apples are large may use 8)
- 2 tsp lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats (or quick oats)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup brown sugar (regular brown sugar or Rapadura)
- 1 tsp cinnamon (or more, to taste)
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9" x 13" baking dish and set aside.
- Wash, peel, core, and slice the apples. Add the apple slices to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with lemon juice (optional) and add the cinnamon. Stir or toss gently to combine.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Add melted butter to the oat topping mixture, and mix well. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples in the baking dish.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until apples are soft and the topping is a golden brown color.