Simple Apple Crisp Recipe

Simple Apple Crisp Recipe

Simple Apple Crisp Recipe

Simple Apple Crisp Recipe

This week is my first week back to college! I’m a second semester  senior with one class left!

To be completely honest senioritis is setting in big time especially since I’m currently taking my math requirement.

When I first saw my finite math textbook I was pretty happy. I knew everything in Chapters 1-6 because I’d been learning it since high school. It wouldn’t be easy, but it would be do-able.

Except we started on Chapter 8. (Now hiring math tutor, will pay with cookies,JK

So naturally instead of working on math homework, I decided to bake something. Apples are coming into season so it’s the perfect time to try my Simple Apple Crisp Recipe.

If you aren’t a fan of oats you’ll be pleased that they’re not included in my simple apple crisp recipe. However, the topping is still super crunchy. nomnomnom

Simple Apple Crisp Recipe

Simple Apple Crisp Recipe
  • 5-6 apples peeled, cored, and sliced thin (I used Granny Smith)
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 tea spoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick cold butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar.In a 9x9 inch pan dust a light layer of the cinnamon sugar mixture on the bottom.
  3. Alternate single layers of apple slices and cinnamon sugar. Cover the final apple layer with the remaining cinnamon sugar.
  4. Mix vanilla and apple juice. Pour over apple mixture.
  5. Mix flour and sugar in a small bowl. Grate butter using a flat grater over this bowl. Mix together with a pastry cutter or 2 forks until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

Simple Apple Crisp Recipe Variations:
Add oats or walnuts to the topping for an even crunchier texture.
Use whatever fruit is in season. Pears or peaches would also be great here.

Simple Apple Crisp Recipe


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  1. Congrats on almost being done with college! That’s a great achievement. This apple crisp looks delicious — I’m a huge fan of apple desserts, especially when they’re easy!

  2. This looks so delish to be so easy!!!

  3. Kelly Nicholson says:

    love apple…will have fin making these..thanks

  4. First, this apple crisp looks so good! I love apple crisp – especially with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream! And two, I love that you baked to procrastinate – sounds like something I do : )

  5. Nothing beats a warm bowl of apple crisp on a cold night. It’s comforting, heartwarming, and so delicious. I like to use oats and almond flour instead of flour in the crumble, more flavor and a bit of crunch that I enjoy.

  6. Aaah good luck with college, I am so glad those days are behind me 🙂 Another great recipe by the way, this apple crisp looks really yum!

  7. Baking is a very good stress reliever. I’ve been wanting to whip up an apple crisp for my husband for so long. It looks great. And good luck with school. : )

  8. Congrats on starting your second semester of senior year! I’m a junior, and I can’t believe that when I get back from abroad I’ll be a senior! This apple crisp looks soo delicious. Apple crisp is my favorite – yum!

  9. This apple crisp is the perfect food for all the anxiety you are going to have from your math class… I am waiting to take my math classes, and don’t remember anything from high school so it feels as if I am starting all over.. Congratulations on almost being done 🙂

  10. …time for an apple crisp in my house. Thanks for a beautiful and delicious inspiration! 🙂 ela

  11. Baking is better than doing math homework. 😉 I love apple crips because they super easy and quick to whip up and they are delicious. Yours looks so yummy. 🙂

  12. I pinned this for later. I love cooking with Granny Smith apples I like the tartness of them.

  13. Good luck with your math class! I know I would rather bake than do homework too and from the looks of this apple crisp, it was time well spent!

  14. Yummy!! I love apple pie and apple crisps, anything apple….Thank you for sharing this recipe, I can’t wait to try it!!

  15. Good luck with that math class! This apple crisp looks delicious!

  16. I love apple crisp. It’s my favorite dessert I think. Good luck with the last class. It was a very long time ago but I do remember getting SOOoooo close to finishing.

  17. This is one lovely and easy to make dessert. I sure will add some nuts or oats in the topping for extra chewiness.

  18. Kelly Nicholson says:

    just one bad comment..the bowl is to sorry i have to be so critical…

  19. I remember my last semester of college, I was so ready to be done! Good luck with your last class! And I love how simple this apple crisp is!

  20. I love a good apple crisp. It’s one of my favorite classic desserts. (Yes, I’ve categorized my desserts. I’m pathetic).
    thanks for sharing, this looks absolutely delicious!

  21. Yay, just one more class! My last resort is always going into the kitchen to bake something. Don’t you find it so relaxing and stress free? All more fun than studying! Have a great and exciting weekend, Krystle!
    PS… pinning this amazing creation of apple crisp!

  22. YUM! I adore apple crisp and love that this is so easy!

  23. I love how easy this recipe is! 😀 So good for when you’re craving something sweet!

  24. I think baking is the perfect distraction to studies! And, I love apple crisp – so this works for me too! It looks fantastic!

  25. I am a sucker for those kinda deserts…so yumm!!!

  26. Ew math. I took my math requirement online. WORSE MISTAKE EVER. I did pass, with a B, though… So, I can’t complain too much. I bumped it up a notch and am taking 4, instead of 3, college classes this semester. First week is almost over, and I’m already counting the days until Summer. I don’t know why though, because I’ll probably do a summer internship or a summer class.

  27. the smell of apples cooking is so comforting to me!

  28. Apple crisp is one of my favourite desserts, because it’s so easy, but it’s SO delicious.

  29. Good Luck with your classes, your crisp looks yummy!

  30. Sounds like a nice quick sweet fix 🙂

  31. Ohhhh this looks so good! Apple crisp is one of my absolute favorite desserts, it’s just so cozy and comforting! I wish I had some on a snowy night like this!!!!

  32. Love apple crisps…this looks good! I like the idea of individual servings. Great idea!

  33. This would be perfect to have warm out of the oven on these cold winter days! Have a great weekend!

  34. Apple crisp that perfect sweet treat fix, especially if you have apples lying around the house. Love the addition of the apple juice for an extra apple punch. 🙂

  35. We just love apples and your Apple Crisp looks delicious. We would really enjoy this dessert.
    Miz Helen

  36. Obviously apple crisp wins over math! Plus, simple and tasty wins any day. 🙂

  37. I can’t wait to make this – I’ve been craving apple crisp for awhile. Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays last week. As one of the co-host, I will be featuring your recipe on my site, Detours in Life, for Tasty Tuesdays tomorrow. Please stop by and grab a feature button when you get a chance. Good luck on your math class and finishing out your Sr. year!


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