Extra Special Apple Crisp

Comforting, classic dessert that’s made with generous amount of spiced apple filling and a crisp, oat topping.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple crisp, apple dessert, apple recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 341 kcal


  • 1-2 tbsp butter to coat the baking dish

Apple Filling:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 lbs honey crisp apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp apple pie spice
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Oat Topping:

  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
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Apple Filling:

  1. Peel, core, and slice apples thinly.

  2. Melt butter in a heavy bottom sauce pot over medium-low heat and add apples. Mix to coat apples with butter.

  3. Sprinkle apple pie spice, sugar, and flour over the apples and mix well, until ingredients are evenly incorporated. Add lemon juice and mix.

  4. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, until apples give out its natural juices and start to soften. Take off heat.

Oat Topping:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients for the oat topping and mix well, until evenly incorporated.

  2. Pour in melted butter all over and mix very well. Feel free to use your hand to make sure butter and ingredients are mixed very well.

Apple Crisp:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and rub inside of a 9x9 baking dish with butter, all over the bottom and up the sides.

  2. Spread apple topping evenly in the dish.

  3. Spread oat topping evenly over the apples.

  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until topping is golden brown and apples bubble. 

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Extra Special Apple Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 223mg6%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 488IU10%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.