There’s nothing quite like the scent of apples and spices cooking during the fall, is there? Today I’m sharing another one of our absolute favorite recipes! My delicious and easy apple crisp recipe is so quick and so yummy, it only takes a few minutes to prepare and about 45 minutes in total.

The crisp is the best part of course, and I promise you, this is one of the best apple crisp recipes you’ll try. I like to bake it a little longer so it gets extra crispy.

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EASY APPLE CRISP RECIPEDelicious and easy apple crisp recipe

This easy apple crisp recipe is hands down another favorite treat in our home during the fall season. If you it missed a couple weeks ago, I shared my oh-so-yummy pumpkin bread recipe, this one is so delish also and so simple to make too!

I’ve slightly adapted my easy apple crisp recipe from a Betty Crocker recipe I’ve had for years…fewer apples, more spices, and a little added salt. I find the changes make a big difference.

It’s always such a delight to indulge in, and what I love best about making this recipe, is that delectable salty-sweet crisp on top!

It’s the perfect balance of salty and sweet, combined with those yummy tart apples, it just can’t be beat.

This is a classic apple crisp dessert recipe that you can also eat for breakfast or a snack.

Many dessert recipes when baking call for unsalted butter, but I like to use salted butter in this recipe for some added dimension in the flavors.

I also add a sprinkle of salt on top just before baking (a tip that my son gave me that he learned at work), it adds yet another layer of flavor that is so incredibly delicious.

I much prefer apple crisp to apple crumble, simply because that crunch is such an amazing texture, especially paired with the soft, cooked apples.

What makes it a crisp rather than a crumble, is the rolled oats – they add such a great crunch.

That’s what I love about this recipe – there’s an explosion of flavors – salty, sweet, spice – and that layer of incredible crisp with soft apples that is just so satisfying!
I also use three large apples instead of four medium, as the original recipe calls for – it’s just a tiny bit less apples, giving you more delicious topping. I also like to use Macintosh, although the original, and most apple crisp recipes, call for other varieties.

I increased the cinnamon and nutmeg amounts for even more spice as well. Oh how I love those fall spices!

A few small changes that make a very big difference!


Apple crisp with tart apples and delicous salty-sweet crisp on top

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Crisp, Apple Crisp Recipe, Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 300 kcal


  • 3 Large tart apples, peeled and cut into chunks (or 4 medium apples) I love to use Macintosh
  • 3/4 Cups Packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Flour I like to use unbleached flour
  • 1/2 Cup Quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1/3 Cup Salted butter, softened
  • 2 Tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1 Pinch Salt


  1. Heat oven to 375F

  2. Peel and cut apples into chunks

  3. Mix with 1 tsp of cinnamon (the second tsp is for the crisp topping)

  4. Spread in 8 x 8 greased baking dish

  5. Combine the rest of the ingredients, using a fork to break up large clumps

  6. Spread over the apples evenly and cover completely

  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or a little longer for extra crispy topping

  8. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or heavy cream

Recipe Notes

I prefer using 3 large apples instead of 4 medium ones for this recipe and sometimes I'll even make some extra crisp topping! I also prefer salted butter to unsalted, and an added sprinkle of salt on top before baking, adds even more delicious flavor. This is best served with vanilla ice cream, or heavy yummy!

We love to eat our apple crisp warm, topped up with either vanilla ice cream, or my favorite, rich, heavy cream…heavenly!

It is such a delicious treat!

I know you’ll love making this easy apple crisp recipe – I’ve been making this for years and it’s always a huge hit. I’ve slightly tweaked this recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook that I’ve had since I got married – maybe even before that! The added sprinkle of salt, salted butter, fewer apples and larger portions of cinnamon and nutmeg make a big difference and help to bring all the flavours together perfectly. I hope you enjoy it as much as we love it! xo

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  1. Hi sweet friend! Just saw this in my inbox and had walked through the door from picking apples so I can’t wait to try your recipe! Thanks, love! Happy Fall! Xoxo 💙

  2. hi tamara, i love an apple crisp! Pinning for later! xo laura in Colorado

  3. Oh wow Tam this looks so good, it’s apple season here. I can’t wait to try it!

  4. I love apple crisp so I will definitely try this one. Thanks.

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