Easy Apple Crisp Recipe – Oatmeal And Brown Sugar Crunch

This easy apple crisp recipe with it’s oatmeal and brown sugar topping is a favorite of our family.  Fall is in the air and the apples are ripe and crisp… so it’s a natural dessert for a chilly evening.  I add a bit of lemon zest to the apple crunch, which is a tasty enhancement to the mild Golden Delicious apples.


The ingredients for the Oatmeal Apple Crisp is:   7  Large Golden Delicious Apples  (I like Golden Delicious because they have a great flavor and the apple slices hold their shape and don’t turn to sauce while baking.)….  1 1/2 C. Brown Sugar….. 1 1/2 C. Oatmeal (Use the quick  oats) …. 1 C. Flour…. 1 C. Butter  (2 sticks).  1 tsp. of Ground Cinnamon.  1 Sm. to Med. Lemon.  Opps…. forgot to put the cinnamon in the photo.


Place 1 Cup Flour and 2 Sticks of butter into  a large bowl.   Begin cutting the butter and flour together is a pastry cutter or two knives.


Add 1 1/2 C. Brown Sugar to the mix and continue cutting.


Add 1 1/2 Cup Oatmeal to the mixture and continue cutting.


Add 1 tsp. Cinnamon to the mixture and toss together.


Zest the skin of one Lemon.  (You can purchase a lemon zester or use the zester side of a metal grater.)


Quarter and core 7 large Golden Delicious apples. (Place them in a bowl of cold water and add a bit of lemon juice.  It will keep the apples from turning brown before you have a chance to slice the apples and put them in a pan.) applecrisp3

Slice the apples into a 9 x 13 pan or glass dish.  If the Apples are very large, you can use a 10 x 14 pan or glass baking dish.  If you want a bit more cinnamon flavor.  Sprinkle a little over the top of the apples.  Sprinkle the lemon zest over the top of the apples.

Apply the oatmeal and brown sugar topping over the slices apples.  I like a lot of crunch on my apple crisp so I use the entire recipe…. but use your judgment for your particular taste.


Pop your apple crisp into a 350 oven for 35 minutes. ( Check and see if the oatmeal topping is brown and the apples are bubbling before removing from the oven.)   I found that it took another 10 minutes because my apples were very large and I used the larger pan.


Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or half and half.  Apple crisp tastes great at room temperature too.  (Makes a great breakfast the next day.  You know….. oatmeal and fruit?)

If you want to see me in action preparing this luscious apple dessert click on the video.

Enjoy this recipe… and have a wonderful fall day.


Insightful Nana

P.S.  When you make the apple crisp oatmeal crunch topping, double the recipe and save it in the fridge.   You can have this easy apple crisp recipe  made in a flash when unexpected guests or family drop by.

4 responses to “Easy Apple Crisp Recipe – Oatmeal And Brown Sugar Crunch”

  1. Thank you so much for the “Easy Apple Crisp” recipe; as a full time employee I appreciate how easy it is to make this homemade treat…my family loves it (and it makes my home smell sooo good too). Only problem is that it doesn’t last. 🙂

  2. Haven’t been here since I made this – major work being done in my sewing/craft room. I just had to come back and tell you that my 17 yr old son just about ate the WHOLE THING. He was kind enough to save his dad and I a piece and WOW, it was delicious!!
    Thanks again for that recipe.