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Homemade fruit crisp made with apples an a golden oat topping
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Apple Crisp Recipe with Oats

Nothing says comfort food like this easy Apple Crisp. Cinnamon apples are topped with a crispy oatmeal crumble topping and baked to golden perfection.
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Apple Crisp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 497kcal



  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoon cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup uncooked regular oats


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 pound apples peeled and cut into ¾-inch cubes (about 8 cups)
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ cups milk
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Prepare Crumb Topping:

  • Place the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and give it a few pulses to mix.
  • Add the butter and pulse 5 to 7 times or until the mixture resembles small peas.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Stir in the oats with a spoon until mixture is crumbly. Chill until ready to use.

Prepare the Cobbler:

  • Melt the butter in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish while the oven preheats.
  • Combine the apples and brown sugar, tossing to coat. Spoon into the baking dish and bake for 15 minutes or until the apples begin to soften and release juices.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add the milk, buttermilk, and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
  • When the apples are ready, remove the baking dish from the oven and pour the batter over the apples. Sprinkle with crumb topping.
  • Bake at 375°F for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  • Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


  • This recipe for apple crisp can easily be made gluten free. Use a 1-to-1 gluten free flour replacement and gluten free oats.


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 2mg