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Old-Time Apple Crisp

Now young adults, our children say this dessert is "awesome" with ice cream. Everyone who takes a bite nods in agreement! Nostalgic, comforting, luscious, call it what you will, this is one of those simple, old-time treats that never goes out of style.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 4 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 3 medium)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • Place apples in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon and allspice; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm with ice cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 298 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • amsm
    Apr 1, 2018

    A good, simple recipe for apple crisp. It has a good cinnamon flavor, and it is not too sweet.

  • Toni1954
    Sep 29, 2017


  • shannondobos
    Feb 2, 2016

    Absolutely perfect balance of flavors. A delicious classic. Don't, however, use chopped frozen apples, as I did. Left the texture too mushy. This was my fault, not the recipe. I will use fresh tart apples next time.

  • jtap888
    Oct 25, 2015

    Made this yesterday to take as dessert for a dinner we had been invited to. Fantastic! I did double all the ingredients (used a 9x13" baking dish) for a crowd. Increased the baking time to 40-45 minutes. This recipe for apple crisp got rave reviews.

  • jkjavar
    Aug 26, 2014

    tasted wonderful

  • Joscy
    Nov 17, 2013

    Another *GREAT* favorite!

  • aicenhour
    Oct 31, 2013

    I have made many apple crisps for my family. I love them so much! Warms you up on a cold day! This recipe is perfect. The right balance of sugar, flour, oats and butter to make the crisp! Mmmmm!!!

  • mglahti
    Oct 6, 2013

    Great flavor with addition of the allspice!

  • chris and jenn
    Jan 14, 2012

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Yumm

  • *Baking Princess*
    Feb 9, 2011

    This is my favorite apple crisp recipe I've made so far. I always use oats with really Full heads instead of the ones that look like they've been ground up into powder already. This gives them that classic oatmeal look and the smell of this crisp as it comes out of the oven is amazing. Truly mouth-watering. Serve with a little vanilla ice cream and it's like a little slice of heaven after dinner.