Apple Crisp

'Tis the season for apple recipes and this is one of my favorites! 

Apple Crisp

I had planned on making apple crisp this fall and hadn't gotten around to it yet. But sometimes your 3 year old decides to take a bite out of 3 different apples and leave them all sitting on the counter. :-/

Apple Crisp

So when life hands you lemons, and all that jazz....I decided now was as good a time as any to go ahead and make apple crisp!

If you've never made homemade pie filling, no worries. It's really easy and you'll never want to buy canned pie filling again!

  • 6 apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Crust & Topping:
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cup quick rolled oats plus about 1 tbsp for sprinkling on top
  • 2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 sticks of butter (I used regular, not unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans 
  • Dash of cinnamon sugar

To make the pie filling you'll need 6 apples, (preferably not pre-bitten ones), peeled, cored, and cubed. I used 3 honey crisp and 3 granny smith. 
Add the apple cubes to a medium sauce pan along with sugar, water, flour, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir everything together, and then bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, turn down the heat to about medium and simmer. 

Apple Crisp

After about 10 minutes, the apples should soften. I happen to like apple cinnamon flavor, so I sprinkled a little extra cinnamon sugar on at the end! You can add more or less depending on your taste. 

Once the apples are soft, remove from heat and set aside while you prepare the crust. 

This is the super easy part! You'll need flour, quick oats, brown sugar and butter. 

Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl, about 30 seconds to a minute. In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups each of flour, oats, and brown sugar and mix together, and then stir in the melted butter until you get a crumbly dough like consistency. 

Apple Crisp

Halve the mixture, and press 1/2 into a large glass dish (I used a 9x13 Pyrex) for the crust.  Then pour the pie filling on top, and crumble the remaining mix onto the top of the filling. Next, I sprinkle on a few more oats, the chopped pecans, and top with a little bit more cinnamon sugar.

Bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 or until the top is golden colored and the pie filling is bubbling.

Let it cool for a few minutes and enjoy! It's good warm or room temp. 

Hope y'all enjoy this recipe, I know we sure have! 


  1. There's something so comforting about homemade apple crisp with its yummy fragrance that fills the entire house! I absolutely love your recipe...looks so cinnamon-y and delicious!! Pinned!

    1. Hi Anna! Thank you so much for stopping by and pinning! I've made this twice in the past week and the house has never smelled so autumn like. I love it!


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