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Apples bubbling under a crunchy oat-pecan streusel, this rustic apple crisp is the ultimate fall dessert.

This rustic apple crisp with tart apples bubbling away under a crisp and buttery oat-pecan streusel is a longtime favorite of mine. In fact, it’s one of the very first recipes I shared on this blog many years ago. It’s wonderful served warm out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream — though, truthfully, I like the cold leftovers with my morning coffee just as much.

What You’ll Need To Make Apple Crisp

apple crisp ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F and set an oven rack in the middle position.

In a food processor, pulse the flour with the brown sugar, ¼ cup of the granulated sugar, and salt until combined, then add the chunks of butter.

flour with the brown sugar, ¼ cup of the granulated sugar, salt, and butter in food processor

Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

mixture with butter blended in

Transfer the crumbs to a bowl and stir in the pecans and oats. Set aside.

topping mixture with oats and pecans mixed in

Generously butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish. In a medium bowl, toss the apples with the remaining 6 tablespoons granulated sugar. Transfer the apple mixture to the prepared baking dish.

apples and sugar in baking dish

Cover with the oat topping.

apples covered with the oat toppingBake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the apples are tender when pierced and the topping is toasted.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream if desired.

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Apple Crisp

Apples bubbling under a crunchy oat-pecan streusel, this rustic apple crisp is the ultimate fall dessert.

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 tablespoons very cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2½ pounds tart baking apples (about 5 large), peeled, cored and sliced ¼-inch thick
  • Lightly sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and set an oven rack in the middle position.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the flour with the brown sugar, ¼ cup of the granulated sugar, and salt until combined. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer the crumbs to a bowl and stir in the pecans and oats. Set aside.
  3. Generously butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish. In a medium bowl, toss the apples with the remaining 6 tablespoons granulated sugar. Transfer the apple mixture to the prepared baking dish and cover with the oat topping. Bake in the middle of the oven for 40-50 minutes, or until the apples are tender when pierced and the topping is toasted. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream if desired.
  4. Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The crisp can be frozen tightly covered for up to 3 months. Before serving, reheat it, uncovered, in a 300°F oven until heated through and crisp on top.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Calories: 461
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Saturated fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 60 g
  • Sugar: 40 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Sodium: 55 mg
  • Cholesterol: 31 mg

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Edamam.com. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Comments

  • I can’t tell you how much I enjoy making your recipes as well as incorporating the tips and comments into my own dishes. This apple crips and the peach crisp are two of my faves. I froze the prepared peaches when I had some fresh from the farmer’s market and also froze the prepared crumble topping. I used up the peaches, but had some topping mix left over in the freezer… so, a smaller batch of apple crisp was on the menu. It was perfect! And as a universal crumble topping to keep on hand, it works well. I added my own spice mix to it and saved it in a zip lock bag. Alway be prepared for any type of crisp… so good, and thanks so much for sharing your recipes

    • — Carol on October 27, 2022
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  • So do I just increase the flour in the food processor or do I just stir it with the pecans.

    • — Marylu on October 5, 2022
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    • I would include the additional flour in the food processor.

      • — Jenn on October 6, 2022
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  • Can you make this without oats?

    • — Marylu on October 5, 2022
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    • Sure, you can replace the oats with flour. I’d love to hear how it turns out!

      • — Jenn on October 5, 2022
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