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Easiest Apple Crisp

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In this Easy Apple Crisp recipe, tender honeycrisp apples topped with a simple and delicious oat topping. Served best warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and homemade caramel sauce.
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, baking, crisp, dessert, easy, fall baking, fall dessert
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6 servings
Calories 385
Author Laurie McNamara



  • 4 medium honey crisp apples cored and sliced 1/4 an inch thick
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup salted butter at room temperature, plus more for greasing baking pan
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat your oven to 375° and grease an 9x9 (or 9-inch cake pan) with butter.
  • In a medium bowl combine the sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine and add in the chopped pecans.
  • Add in the softened butter and blend (using a pastry blender) until combined.
  • Arrange the apples in an even layer in the prepared baking dish.
  • Pinch and/or sprinkle the oatmeal mixture over top of the apples.
  • Bake on the middle rack for 30 minutes (see notes).
  • We like our apple crisp served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and warm caramel sauce drizzled over top.


*We like our apples tender but with a little bit of firmness. For more tender apples you may want to bake for longer in the oven, cover the top of the crisp with foil to avoid burning.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 387IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg