How to Make Apple Crisp

Have you learned how to make apple crisp? This is not something which I grew up with; some also call this recipe apple crunch recipe. I can’t even remember when I first tasted it but I do remember it was love at first taste. As you know there are so many apple recipes and we always enjoyed plenty of them at apple harvest time. Mom always got plenty of pie apples for baking great pies, baked apples and apple dumplings.

If you are learning how to make apple crisp, this is a fairly new way of making an apple dessert; the first recorded dates back only to the 1920’s. This is why it was not a traditional recipe from my family. This American recipe is similar to apple recipes from other countries like the British and Irish apple crumble. Those are made with a flour, sugar and fat making a crumb topping to bake on top of the apples.

If you are learning how to make apple crisp, the best recipe is one that is “crisp” when you eat it which you will get from many of the American recipes. This crispness is made possible by adding oatmeal or nuts (or both) in the topping blend. The oatmeal or nuts added to the topping ingredients produce a delectable crunch after baking a short while.

One of the biggest problems I have found with the apple crisp is when others make it is that it is often too sweet. For me this is often the problem in other recipes like an apple coffee cake or even other fresh fruit recipes. I would be one of the last people to complain about too much sweetness but I find this quite often.

The best apple crisp will allow for the sweetness of the apples to make some of the sweetness. I love sweet desserts but too much sugar and syrups takes away the pleasure of eating fresh fruit. At various places where I have worked this has also been the biggest compliment I have received. I have learned how to make apple crisp with just the right sweetness. 


  • 1 Can (21 Ounces) apple pie filling
  • ½ Cup melted butter
  • 1 Cup white or yellow cake mix

Preheat oven to 400F degrees.

Pour pie filling into 8 inch pie pan.

Sprinkle cake mix over pie filling.

Drizzle melted butter over the top.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Serve warm with ice cream.


How to Make Apple CrispHow to Make Apple Crisp
  • 6 Large apples
  • 1 Cup flour
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Beaten egg
  • 1/3 Cup butter
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Peel and slice apples and place in 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

Mix together the flour, salt. Sugar and baking powder; add egg and blend until crumbly.

Sprinkle over top of the apples.

Melt the butter and add cinnamon and vanilla; Pour over top of the crumbly mixture.

Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

Best Apple Crisp RecipeBest Apple Crisp Recipe


  • 4 Cups sliced apples
  • ¾ Cup granulate sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Cup water
  • ¾ Cup brown sugar
  • ½ Cup butter
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1 Cup quick cooking oats

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Combine and mix the apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt and water; place in a shallow buttered baking dish.

Mix the brown sugar, butter, flour and oats and spread over the apples.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes.


  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Cups sifted flour
  • 2 Cups chopped apple
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ Teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Butter 8 inch square baking pan.

Mix the sugar and sour cream together; stir in the soda and salt.

Stir apples into the sifted flour; fold into the sour cream mixture; add lemon juice and mix well.

Spread mixture in prepared pan; Sprinkle with the nutmeg and cinnamon.

Bake for 25 minutes.


  • 4 Large apples
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1 Cup grated mild Cheddar cheese
  • ½ Cup melted butter

Sprinkle apples with lemon juice.
Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and grated cheese.
Drizzle melted butter over flour mixture; mix with fork until evenly moistened.
Crumble mixture evenly over sliced apples.
Bake in preheated oven at 325F degrees for 40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is brown.

BEST APPLE CRISP RECIPE with peanut butter topping recipe

  • 1 Cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/3 Cup flour
  • ½ Cup brown sugar
  • ½ Cup peanut butter (I like extra crunchy)
  • 5 Cups apples, peeled cored and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh orange juice

Mix oats, flour and sugar in a medium bowl; cut in peanut butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Place sliced apples in buttered 8 inch baking dish; sprinkle top with orange juice.
Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over the top of the apple crisp recipe; lay piece aluminum foil over the top.
Bake in preheated oven at 350F degrees for 30 minutes or until apples are tender.

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