Classic Apple Crisp

There’s really nothing more exciting than knowing that Christmas is around the corner and I have an excuse to eat Apple Crisp for breakfast and dessert every day of the week! And because I’m so excited, naturally I made a video!

Classic Apple Crisp from (@whatsgabycookin)

This classic apple crisp has been in the fam for years. My mom makes it for all special occasions starting at Thanksgiving and ending sometime in the new year and it’s easily my favorite holiday dessert. Especially served with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The streusel topping is out of this world and it’s hard to control myself – because given the opportunity, I’d eat nothing but the streusel bits with ice cream. Like many things that I eat, I consider it a game changer.

Apple Crisp

Yield: Serves 8+

Apple Crisp


  • 5-6 Granny Smith Apples
  • 2-3 Fuji Apples
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Old Fashion Oats
  • 1 cup Flour
  • Vanilla ice cream to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Peel, core, quarter and slice the apples into 1/3 inch pieces. Pile the apple slices into decorative baking dish and sprinkle with the cinnamon, making sure to evenly layer the top of the apples.
  3. Use a pastry cutter to combine the butter, brown sugar, oats and flour and sprinkle on top of the apples.
  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  5. Serve with ice cream

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  1. Great new look! And the apple crisp looks good too. I personally think it’s the perfect breakfast go to. Maybe today would be a good day to make some here?

  2. So I am sitting at work, about an hour away from lunch and I am officialy craving apple pie. This looks amazing!!!!

  3. Gaby,
    I tried the pumpkin cheesecake over the weekend at a little dinner we had here. It got 6 thumbs up!!

  4. I’ve made a banana crisp but not an apple one…yet! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Oh, and congrats on a successful move!

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  6. Apple Brown Betty was ALWAYS my favorite as a kid. Yours sounds just yummy. I’ll check into your website further cuz I would really like to get regular emails from you like I do another cooking/recipe website…

  7. Always a good choice for this time of year – makes we want to get all warm and cozy with a huge plate and a hot toddy.

  8. I feel that the oatmeal and apples offset the sugar, so I have no problem eating LOTS of this!!
    I LOVE this dessert1

  9. Apple Crispy is my favorite thing EVER. We have this dessert all of the time and it never gets old!

  10. OK Gaby. Don’t leave us in suspense! How big ARE those apple slices supposed to be? 🙂

    (BTW This recipe sounds great!)

  11. Could you use almond flour with this instead of regular flour? I have to do gluten free and wondered if it would change the recipe to much if I switched it out.

    1. Haven’t tested it that way so I can’t say it would work with 100% certainty! But I’ve heard that subbing regular flour for the GF flour blend works well!

  12. Hi Gaby,

    i would like to make the apple crisp for Thanksgiving. I will be having a guest who cannot eat cinnamon. May I substitute nutmeg and if so, how much?

    Thanks. Love your blog!

  13. My most favorite dessert ever! The apples make me feel like I am eating something semi-healthy!!!

  14. Oh I’m totally guilty of picking all the topping off of a crisp. Lol. This looks fantastic!

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