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Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Old-fashioned apple crisp: so comforting! This easy recipe has tons of softly spiced apples and a crunchy, buttery crumble topping. It's the best!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple crisp recipe, apple crisp topping, best apple crisp recipe, Easy Apple Crisp, gluten-free apple crisp
Servings: 12
Calories: 222 kcal
For the spiced apple filling
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • about 10 medium-sized apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup water
For the crumb topping
To make the spiced apple filling:
  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat, then add the apples, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir to coat.
  3. Pour in the water, and continue too cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the apples have become soft.
  4. Transfer the filling to a baking dish and top with crumb topping.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes, or until the topping is crisp and slightly browned.
To make the crumb topping:
  1. Place the butter in a small pot over medium-low heat, until melted.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients with a fork, until combined and crumbly.

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Recipe Notes

Learn more about the crumb topping here: Basic Streusel Recipe.

A few more delicious crumb-topped recipes:

Nutrition Facts
Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /12)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 106mg5%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.