Oat Apple Crisp Recipe
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Oat Apple Crisp Recipe

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A package of yellow cake mix sets this tasty crisp apart from others. Serve it a la mode for an extra special treat. —Ruby Hodge, Richland Center, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 7 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 7 medium)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 394 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Place apples in a greased 2-1/2 qt. shallow baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt; sprinkle over apples. Drizzle with water. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, oats, butter, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Sprinkle over apples.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Apple Crisp in Simple & Delicious August/September 2010, p59

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"I didn't notice the yellow cake mix isn't the standard size. Way too dry and powdery for topping. It would be helpful to note size of cake mix in parenthesis to draw attention to the fact it's a smaller size."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"Please make sure of the size of your cake mix. Most are 15 oz not nine. So measure out cake mix. I used the whole box was like a pile of powder. I ended up adding apple juice half way through just to add some moisture to it. Won't make this again"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"Delicious! Listened to other reviewers and cut the white sugar down to 2.5 Tablespoons...it was plenty sweet enough! I was out of "real" butter and had to use Country Crock...turned out fine. Put little pats of butter on the crust top to moisten the crunch some (like you would on a dump cake). I used a 9 X13 pan to make it in and this was easily 10 servings. Will be making it for Thanksgiving dinner this year for my guests!"

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"My family just loves this apple crisp. We make it when we go camping (in cabins)"

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"Amazing and delicious! I just used 2-3 TBS of sugar If you love apple crisp this desserts for you"

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