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apple crisp on plate with ice cream and caramel

Easy Apple Crisp

This is my absolute FAVORITE pie recipe. It's the reason I started this blog! A buttery crust filled with sweet apples and a crunchy sweet crumble on top. It's the perfect WOW dessert, especially with ice cream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cobbler, crisp, crumble, dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 servings
Calories 317kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8


For the pie:

  • 6-7 medium Granny Smith apples (about 3 pounds)
  • ¼ cup (50g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the crumb:

  • cup (134g) sugar
  • 1 ½ cups (186g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons (170g) unsalted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Remove butter from the refrigerator and grate it using the large holes of a box grater. Place it back in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it.
  • Peel and core the apples, then slice into thin slices. I like using my apple peeler for this step. Place one inch of water in the bottom of a large pot. Add apples and cook, stirring occasionally, approximately 3-5 minutes after water boils, or just until the apples start to turn the slightest bit opaque.
  • While apples are cooking, add the crumb ingredients to a large bowl. Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut the ingredients together until they form coarse crumbs, about the size of a pea.
  • Drain apples very well. Let them sit in the strainer for a few minutes to cool, then place them in prepared pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon over apples. Add your crumb mixture evenly on top.
  • Bake for about 40-50 minutes, or until crumble is lightly browned around the edges.
  • May be made a day in advance. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.


Serving: 1serv | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg