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Easy Apple Crisp


If there's one dessert that says fall to me, it's apple crisp. I've made a few different varieties, some more fancy than others. We like this easy version from Taste of Home because it lets the flavor of the apple shine through.

It's a lot of apples to cut up, so I let my KitchenAid Spiralizer do that work for me. I put a bowl under it, which catches all the peels, and I drop the cores into it so it's easy to clean up.

I know most apple recipes call for a tart apple, but we're Honeycrisp fans so that's what I use. I cut back the sugar to 1/4 cup from the original recipe, you'll want to adjust depending on the apple you choose.

I then pulsed all of the ingredients for the topping in the food processor. My guys don't like whole oats, and I am not a fan of pastry blenders. They're a pain to clean, and I never get everything incorporated how I like.


Since I used a glass baking dish, the baking time was over an hour. I use a cake tester to gently poke down to see how soft or firm the apples are. I tented the top with foil to keep the topping from burning before the apples were cooked through.


This one is great by itself but equally wonderful with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Sometimes I'll do a drizzle of caramel ice cream topping as well. 


Thank you so much to Sherri H for sharing her recipe! I said that this is the fall dessert for me, but if I'm honest, it's also the perfect fall breakfast. What? It has oats and fruit, which equals breakfast, right? 

Easy Apple Crisp

Easy Apple Crisp


  • 10 to 11 cups sliced peeled Honeycrisp apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • Vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, caramel topping, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place apples in a large bowl. Combine sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over apples and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. Combine flour, brown sugar, oats, baking powder, nutmeg, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over apples.
  3. Bake until apples are tender, 50-60 minutes. If the top is browning too quickly tent it with some foil.
  4. Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and caramel topping, if desired.
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