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Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

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This easy Old Fashioned apple crisp recipe is made like my momma used to make it. It is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

A proper classic Fall dessert, this easy apple crisp recipe reminds me of those fall crisp days when my momma would pop this in the oven and make the whole house smell amazing.

One of my favorite parts about this recipe is the crispy oat topping. Some people don't like it but I think it really adds the perfect touch to this dessert.

How to Make Apple Crisp

This recipe is so simple, the hardest part is making the topping. Simply peel the apples and then slice and dice them up.

Coat in sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Place them in the baking dish. Mix the topping together and throw it on top.

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 50 minutes. When it comes out, drizzle on salted caramel sauce and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This is my favorite fall dessert. I can eat up a whole pan of this!

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Yield: 6 servings

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Delicious apples, crispy oat topping, and salted caramel sauce make this dessert the best fall dessert you will eat all year.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


For the apple portion

  • 4 apples of your choice (I used Fuji apples)
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • juice of one lemon

For the oat topping

  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 stick of cold butter cubed
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • pinch of kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter an 8x8 baking dish and then set aside.
  3. Peel and dice the apples and place them in the baking dish. Top with sugar and cinnamon and pour on the lemon juice. Mix it all together.
  4. In a mixing bowl add the brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, salt, and cubed butter.
  5. Use a fork or a pastry cutter to mix the topping well until the butter resembles pea-sized crumbs.
  6. Spread the topping over the apples in the baking dish. Pat out the top and then bake in the oven for 50 minutes. The topping should be brown and bubbly.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy! Optional toppings would be salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 429Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 5gSugar: 47gProtein: 4g

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