Apple picking is one of my favorite fall activities! The cool autumn air matches the crisp and perfect freshness of a sweet apple.
I encourage you to start a tradition of visiting a local orchard to pick apples every fall if you are able. There is nothing like eating an apple the moment it is picked from the tree!

Apple picking is a perfect activity for all ages. I love showing my daughter where our food comes from whenever possible.

Apple desserts are some of my absolute favorite. Apple pie, strudel, sauce, muffins, cake… but the one I always crave is apple crisp. Over the years I’ve made apple crisp many different ways. But last year I whipped up an amazing double crumb apple crisp and I’ll never again use another recipe. I think you’ll love it too!

The Best Apple Crisp I’ve Ever Eaten

2 cups quick oats
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
14 medium to large apples (Granny Smith are my favorite for baking), cored and peeled
1/4 cup granulated sugar

1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and the granulated sugar.
2. In a second large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, salt, and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Cut in the butter until well incorporated.

3. Pour 2 cups of the oat mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13 inch glass baking dish and pat it down evenly. Pour the apples into the pan then top with the remaining oat mixture.
4. Bake the apple crisp at 350 for 45 minutes.
Serve warm with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream… and maybe a little homemade caramel sauce!
Makes 12 servings.


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10 Comments on The Best Apple Crisp I’ve Ever Eaten

  1. HungryForGod (Andi)
    October 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm (2 years ago)

    and since Whole Foods has apples on sale this week 😀

  2. Katie W
    October 7, 2015 at 1:06 pm (2 years ago)

    For the last 5 or 6 years one of our favorite fall family traditions has been pressing fresh apple cider. We get together with a dozen other families and press a bin of apples. After a few hours of fun work we walk away with 70 or 80 gallons of fresh pressed cider we enjoy all winter long. Thanks for the recipe; it's hard to be a good apple crisp!

  3. Karin Rambo
    October 7, 2015 at 5:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Yum! I mean you had me at the title. 🙂

  4. Lauren Gaskill
    October 7, 2015 at 7:36 pm (2 years ago)

    I LOVE apple crisp. This looks amazing! Yay for apple season!

  5. Branson Merrill
    October 8, 2015 at 2:12 am (2 years ago)

    We love apple season!! Pinning this! 🙂

  6. Lori
    October 13, 2015 at 12:46 am (2 years ago)

    I loved picking fruit with my kids. Seeing your sweet little girl reminds me of those days. Mine is now 12. Goes so fast! Anyway. your apple crisp sounds delicious.

  7. Susan
    September 16, 2016 at 2:33 pm (1 year ago)

    Holy Moly! This was amazing! It replaced my go to recipe. We are blessed to have several apple trees on our property, one of them is a Granny Smith tree! I made this yesterday and it was a HIT! One thing I do for baking is use a higher end butter. I prefer Kerrygold butter. It is from Ireland grass fed cows. Thanks for the great recipe!

  8. Christy
    November 23, 2016 at 10:00 am (10 months ago)

    Could old fashioned oats be substituted here?

  9. DKWS
    February 4, 2017 at 2:57 pm (8 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I cut this recipe in half and was in a hurry so I didn’t do a bottom layer crust. I also added vanilla to the apples along with a little flour to thicken it. I added a few more spices such as clove and allspice. I used regular oats since I didn’t have quick oats and it turned out great! Soooooo yummy and simple. Definitely will make this again. Thank you!

  10. Liz
    February 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm (8 months ago)

    I’ve made this several times and it’s a huge hit. The layer of crisp is what makes this recipe to die for. It definitely takes it up a notch and you’re brilliant to come up with adding the extra layer. I NEVER make moments on any recipes but I wanted to thank you so much for sharing. Good job!


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