Apple Crisp

Keeping the peel on the apple gives a bit of texture and color to this apple crisp recipe. A topping made from oats and pecans adds nuttiness. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

a recipe photo of the Apple Crisp
Photo: Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Jennifer Wendorf
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed

  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

  • 3 large apples (such as Empire or Cortland), sliced 1/4-inch thick (5 cups)

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • Vanilla ice cream or thawed frozen whipped topping for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat an 8-inch-square baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Place flour, butter, 4 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon and allspice and 1/8 teaspoon each ginger and salt in a medium bowl. Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the mixture until the butter is the size of peas and the mixture looks like clumpy wet sand, about 1 minute. Stir in oats and pecans.

  3. Toss apple slices, lemon juice and the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon and allspice and 1/8 teaspoon each ginger and salt together in a large bowl. Spread the apple mixture in the prepared dish; top evenly with the oat mixture. Bake until the apples are tender and edges are bubbly, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
10g Fat
32g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 23g
Added Sugars 13g 26%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 274IU 5%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 16mcg 4%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 133mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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