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Classic Apple Crisp

10 Servings

Plus Time to Cool
20 mins

Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

We tested and then tested some more to arrive at the perfect proportions of buttery oat topping and sweetly spiced filling ingredients for this family-friendly recipe. If you’re in the mood to amp up the flavors even more, try the variation, Apple Crisp with Brandy and Spices.

Classic Apple Crisp

Time Inc. Food Studios
 1 cup each regular rolled oats, flour, and packed light brown sugar
 ¾ tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp salt
 10 tbsp cold salted butter, chopped
 1 ½ tbsp each packed light brown sugar and lemon juice
 2 tsp cinnamon
 3 lbs Gravenstein, Pink Lady, or Gala apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 3/4 in. thick (9 cups)

Preheat oven to 350°. Make streusel: In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. With your fingers, squeeze and rub butter into oat mixture until blended and coarse lumps form. Set aside.


Make filling: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except apples. Add 2 tbsp. water and the apples and toss to coat. Transfer to a shallow 3- to 3-1/2-qt. baking dish, such as 9- by 13-in. dish. Scatter streusel on top.


Bake until streusel is browned and apples are tender when pierced, 55 minutes to 1 1/4 hours, tenting with foil if streusel starts to get dark before apples are done. Let cool on a rack at least 20 minutes, then serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 353Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%

Saturated Fat 7.4g37%
Cholesterol 31mg11%
Sodium 158mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 59g20%

Dietary Fiber 4.9g20%
Protein 3g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.