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Fresh Apple Crisp Recipe

Homemade Fresh Apple Crisp is one of the best parts of fall. Whip up this simple, classic dessert for your loved ones today! Fresh, local chopped apples with brown sugar and butter are topped with a crumb topping that I could totally eat plain. With a spoon. All day every day.

Apple Crisp

Fresh Apple Crisp

Our house has an apple tree. This is the first time in quite a few years that we’ve had a fruit tree on the property and you guys…

Do you KNOW how hard it is to keep little boys OUT of an apple tree?

So far I’ve found it nearly impossible.

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In an effort to make sure I got at least SOME of the apples for something other than a two-bite snack for certain munchkins, I went out and picked every apple I could reach. It wasn’t many, maybe 15 or so. The tree is small, but the fruit was good!

A few of the apples were covered in brown spots on the inside under the peel, so the chickens got to snack on those, but the rest went into this amazing apple crisp.

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What Makes Apple Crisp Awesome?

Apple crisp is one of the most simple and classic desserts you can make, and the flavors are incredible. There is just nothing like perfectly spiced apples topped with a crunchy and chewy brown sugar oatmeal topping.

I can eat this topping raw. I would like a dessert consisting of JUST this topping.

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Even if you don’t have an apple tree in your yard, you can still make a fantastic dessert that everyone will love with minimal thought or effort.

Seriously, the hardest part about this is peeling and chopping the apples, and you can have anyone do that.

Just mix those chopped apples up with some soft butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Put it in a baking dish that has been either greased liberally with butter or sprayed with non-stick spray.

Apple Crisp

Then top it with a mixture of cinnamon, brown sugar, flour, and oats. Try not to eat too much of the topping mixture before it makes it onto the crisp.

Apple Crisp

Now bake. 350, for about 40-50 minutes.

Apple Crisp

Serve it warm with a huge dollop of freshly whipped and sweetened cream, or a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple Crisp

Yield: 6 servings

Fresh Apple Crisp

Fresh Apple Crisp

Easy fresh apple crisp contains all of the best apples, brown sugar, and a crumble topping that you'll want to eat plain. Serve with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

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



  • 5 cups chopped and peeled apples
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup flour


  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Stir apples together with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour. Put into a baking dish that's been sprayed with non-stick spray, or coated liberally with butter.
  3. Combine all topping ingredients until evenly distributed. Pour over apples, and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until apples are tender and topping is lightly browned.
  4. Serve with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 2g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.


Sunday 16th of July 2017

I love this recipe and it's hard not to eat all the topping..yum!! This is my go to apple crisp recipe! Thank you!!

Nicole Johnson

Sunday 16th of July 2017

Hey Bonnie! Thanks so much! <3

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