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The BEST Easy Apple Crisp Recipe with Oats

For all the apple pie-lovers who don’t have time to make pie, the Best Easy Apple Crisp Recipe with sweet spiced apple filling and a crispy brown sugar oat topping will be your new favorite dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Time For the Apples to Sit 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 306kcal


Apple Filling:

Crumble Topping:


For the Apple Filling:

  • Peel and core the apples, and then cut them into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  • Add the sliced apple to a large bowl and toss with the lemon juice to coat.
  • Stir in the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg and gently toss to coat the apples.
  • Let the apples sit at room temperature until they start seeping liquid, about 45 to 60 minutes.

For the Crumble Topping:

  • Mash the butter with a fork or beat it with an electric mixer.
  • Combine the butter, brown sugar, and salt.
  • Add the flour and oats and combine until the mixture is in large crumbles. You can use a fork, but this works best if you combine the mixture with your fingertips.

To Assemble and Bake the Apple Crisp:

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Pour the apple filling (including the juice) into a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly on top.
  • Bake until the crisp is golden on top and bubbling around the outside, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Cool slightly and serve.


  • Serving Suggestion: You can serve Apple Crisp warm, cold, or at room temperature. If desired, serve topped with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Storage: Store leftovers wrapped in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • To Reheat: Apple Crisp reheats well in the microwave. Or you can reheat the entire dish of Apple Crisp in a 350F oven (uncovered) until warm throughout, about 15 to 30 minutes.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg