The Best Homemade Apple Crisp

We’re already in mid-October, and it’s still a whopping 85 degrees in southern Virginia! Despite the heat, I am craving all the fall goodies. Today, I’m running you through the best apple crisp recipe! If a dessert could be described as cozy, this would be it. Warm apples, with cinnamon and oats, topped with vanilla ice cream and maybe a caramel drizzle if you’re feeling frisky! The house smelt heavenly and I am not ashamed to say this apple crisp was my lunch. It’s all about balance, am I right?

Baking is one of my favorite fall activities! I just wish we had apple orchards nearby… but then again, I may bake this up too frequently if that were the case! Ha!



You will need:

1 cutting board

1 peeler

1 knife

1 mixing bowl

Measuring spoons/cups

1 large casserole dish

Ingredients for Filling

5-6 apples, sliced thin (I used Honey Crisp)

½ cup white granulated sugar

1 tablespoon flour

1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Dash of salt

Ingredients for Topping

1 cup old fashioned oats

1 cup packed brown sugar

½ cup flour

½ cup butter, softened

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon all spice

Dash of salt


Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Peel and thinly slice all apples, spreading evenly throughout your baking dish.

Combine all filling ingredients in your mixing bowl. It should form a paste-like consistency. Toss with pre-sliced apples.

Combine all topping ingredients in your mixing bowl. I tend to use my hands once the butter is added, to evenly distribute all ingredients.

Crumble all the topping over the sliced apples.

Place in oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes.


Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream and a caramel drizzle!

I hope you enjoy this sweet treat! Let me know if you try this with other varieties of apple. I think Granny Smiths would also be delicious!

In the mood to bake a lot? Try my Pumpkin Bread recipe here!

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