Fall Apple Crisp

There is nothing better than the fresh scent of apples in the fall – except the smell of apples baking with cinnamon in a fabulous fall treat.  Today let’s talk apple crisp. You don’t have to make a crust and it only takes a few minutes to whip together a little flour, oatmeal, and sugar to top off your fresh apple slices. You can use a oven-proof bowl for a small deep-dish apple crisp, or even use a loaf pan for a small serving. If a huge crowd is coming over, double it in a sheet cake pan.  That would feed lots of people.


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As always, I try to eat organic. Apples are toward the top of EWG’s  dirty dozen list with the rank of #5. If you buy commercial apples, I suggest you soak your apples in a 1% baking soda/water solution for at least 15 minutes. Research shows that it removed more pesticide residue than plain tap water or a commercial bleach wash. “After 12 and 15 minutes, 80 percent of the thiabendazole was removed, and 96 percent of the phosmet was removed, respectively.”





Cut your apple slices thin for even cooking.

Easy Apple Crisp

Use organic when possible. Makes 1 nine inch pie


Easy Apple Crisp

You don't have to make a crust and it only takes a few minutes to whip together a little flour, oatmeal, and sugar to top off your fresh apple slices. Fresh hot apple crisp.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple crisp



  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut into pieces (1 stick)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

For Filling

  • 5 cups sliced apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 


  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Spray non-stick oil in 9" pie pan or 8" x 8" pan
  • Add sliced apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, & nutmeg to a large mixing bowl
  • Stir until all of the apple slices are well coated
  • Scoop apples into baking pan
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk topping flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, & salt until well combined
  • Add butter and work into flour mix with fork until crumbly
  • Add oats and stir
  • Sprinkle topping mixture over apples evenly
  • Bake uncovered for approximately 40 to 50 minutes until topping is golden & juices bubble
  • Cool slightly before serving







Delicious right out of the oven.  Add whipped cream or ice cream.  Eat it cold out of the fridge.










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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

29 thoughts to “Fall Apple Crisp”

  1. This is such the perfect recipe for this time of year….It makes me feel all cosy and warm just reading it. I could imagine making this for my family. They would love it x #MMBC

  2. Apple Crisp is absolutely my favorite Fall dessert! Our granddaughter made a blueberry crisp for our last family get together and it was totally amazing as well. Good point on the baking soda soak — here in Oregon we use all organic everything, but it is hard to find good apples at all in Florida of course (as you know well).

    1. I eat apples year round here in Florida and get a nice supply of organic galas at Aldi, Publix or Walmart. In the fall, a grower returns from Maine in Oct with a load of Maine apples – all kinds – grown without chemicals. When you return, look around. You can find them.

  3. I always say, “It isn’t the apples, it’s the crisp!” I love apple (or any kind of) crisp and this looks like a wonderful topping!

    Thanks so much for coming by Marmelade Gypsy. I so appreciate your visit!

  4. Your apple crisp looks wonderful, Carol. I always try to buy organic too! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a wonderful week ahead!

  5. Your apple crisp sounds and looks divine. I love apple crisp and this recipe sounds like a keeper. Thank you for sharing at Mommy Monday Blog Hop.

  6. Thanks for the recipe and the apple cleaning tip. My kids eat a ton of apples, so this cleaning tip is something I’m definitely goint to use.

  7. A beautiful classic!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Hope to see you every Sunday! Have a wonderful week.

  8. Apple Crisp is one of our favorites! Love fall season for this reason :)…. Thanks for sharing at Reader Tip Tuesday. We look forward to seeing what you have to share this week xo

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