Apple Crisp Recipe That You Can Make for Dessert

Apple Crisp Recipe’s can take a little longer than other desserts. The main thing that’s time consuming is peeling all of the apples. Making this calls for about 3 LBS of ’em.

The good news is that my local Target store has bags of Granny Smith’s in that size so it was pretty easy to pick some up.

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Here’s What You’ll Need to Make the Apple Crisp Recipe

What It IsNameWhere to Find
CookwareApple CorerAmazon
CookwareCutting boardAmazon
CookwareMedium baking dishAmazon
CookwareMedium mixing bowlAmazon
CookwareMeasuring cups and spoons (for dry goods)Amazon
CookwareButter knifeAmazon
CookwareMixing spoonAmazon
Ingredient6 cups of apples (Granny Smith are best)Store
Ingredient½ cup (100 g) all-purpose flourStore
Ingredient½ cup (100 g) rolled oatsStore
Ingredient⅓ cup (75 g) cold butter or cold margarineStore
Ingredient⅔ to ¾ cup (120-150 g) brown sugarStore
Ingredient¾ teaspoon (3 g) cinnamonStore

Let’s make this apple crisp recipe.

Step 1

Grab your mixing bowl.


Dump your 1/2 cup rolled oats into the bowl. My medium bowl’s gotten a pretty good workout the last few weeks with everything I’ve been making.

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Next, go and grab your flour.

Pour in your half cup of all-purpose flour for this apple crisp recipe.

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Next, grab the brown sugar.

brown sugar for apple crisp recipe

Pour in a 2/3 cup of brown sugar. It’ll probably be in chunks. Do your best to fit in an actual 2/3’s cup worth.

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Next, grab the mixing spoon for this apple crisp recipe.

wooden spoon

Mix around the dry ingredients. These can be set aside for the time being or put in the fridge.

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Next, get your potato peeler. You’ll be using it for the apples today, sorry potatoes.

Get your first apple and wash it off quick. You’ll be peeling the apples and then cutting them up with the coring tool.

washing an apple for apple crisp recipe

You may want to have a bowl to put the peels in since there will be a lot of those for this apple crisp recipe.

bowl for peeling in the apple crisp recipe

Start peeling the apple

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The peeling process is going to take a while. Be careful not to cut yourself peeling them, either. Instead of doing it by hand, you could also buy one of these things on Amazon that can automatically peel each one in a fraction of the time.

It’s worth looking at, trust me. Once each apple is peeled, shove it through the coring tool.

apple coring

Feel free to press this down on a cutting board, I found that was the easiest way to do it.

cutting board apple

Get ready to do this a bunch of times since there are a lot of apples. You need to fill up 6 cups of the apples before you’re done. Once each cup is full, dump it into the baking dish for this apple crisp recipe.

Am I the only one that thinks of Halloween whenever I’m doing anything with Granny Smith apples?

Look at all of ’em on that cutting board. This ended up taking me about an hour and a half, so my back was pretty sore by the end. Once you’re all finished cutting everything up, these should look like the picture below:

Next, measure out your teaspoon of cinnamon for the apple crisp recipe. That needs to go in because it adds a nice flavor to the apples. Additionally, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F at this point.

Initially, I had preheated the oven but then just turned it off because peeling the apples took too long.

Watkins cinnamon

Measure out 1 teaspoon of that cinnamon for the apple crisp recipe.

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Dump it evenly over the apples in the baking dish. This reminds of some oatmeal I reviewed not too long ago.

cinnamon and apples

The apples may start to brown a little bit. That shouldn’t be too big of a deal, though, since it would be worse with most other apples.

The Granny’s will work best for these recipes. Some types of apples could flat out turn to mush, you don’t want that.

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My cinnamon could have been distributed a little more evenly, oh well. The taste shouldn’t be affected that much. Next, it’s time to get the butter.


Measure out 1/3 cup of butter for this. If you have a stick of butter, you can just slice it at the 1/3 cup marker. That’s pretty nice how they do that with the measurements on the side.

This is a point in the apple crisp recipe where you have a choice to make. You can either melt the butter in the microwave or cut little chunks of it at a time off into the dry mix. I will be going through the chunk approach.

The problem that I ended up having with that was that not all of the dry mix was cooked very well since the butter only touched most of it, not all.

Not the End of the World for this apple crisp recipe

This wasn’t the end of the world, but I just want to note that.

chunk of butter

If you decide to go with the chunk approach, cut them off in about the sizes as shown in this picture.

chunks of butter

Mix those chunks around with the wooden spoon to distribute them evenly in there.

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Start to pour the dry mix on top of the apples. This is where it all comes together.

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This is what it should look like before going into the oven.

oven 30 minute timer

Put it into the oven at 30 minutes. You may need to a little more time, but the key is to get the apples nice and soft while avoiding burning them.

If I made this again, I would start checking them after 25 minutes and potentially leave them in up to 40 while checking every 3-5 minutes.

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Let it cool or serve right away. Goes well with some ice cream.

Notecard Version of Apple Crisp Recipe

Apple Crisp Recipe That You Can Make for Dessert

Recipe by BobCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
Prep time


Cooking time




  • 6 cups of apples (Granny Smith are best)

  • ½ cup (100 g) all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup (100 g) rolled oats

  • ⅓ cup (75 g) cold butter or cold margarine

  • ⅔ to ¾ cup (120-150 g) brown sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon (3 g) cinnamon


  • Mix all the dry items together except for cinnamon.
  • Wash, peel, and core enough apples for 6 cups worth. Depending on the size of the apples, this could be a lot or a little.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F when you’re done peeling the apples and throwing them into the baking dish.
  • Cut butter chunks into dry mix or melt butter and pour it into the dry mix. Stir it around with the spoon. Evenly dump the cinnamon over the apples.
  • Dump the dry mix (or wet if there’s liquid butter) evenly over the apples.
  • Put the baking dish in the oven for about 30 minutes. You may need more time but be careful that the apples don’t burn.

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