Mom's Easy Homemade Apple Crisp

This delicious and easy fall apple dessert has been passed down through the family and is such a favorite! Great with any type of apple, this recipe is great for Thanksgiving, Sunday dinner or any occasion. 

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Fall in Minnesota is always a good time! The majority of us love the cooler weather that comes with the changing of the seasons. 

The fall activities are definitely the highlight of this time of year. We love visiting apple orchards, picking pumpkins, visiting corn mazes and more!

After visiting the apple orchard, it's always time to make a big batch of my mom's apple crisp!

Growing up, we had a huge apple tree growing in our yard, which produced tons of apples. We loved eating green apples with a sprinkle of salt before they were ripe, then the juicy delicious apples after they ripened.

My mom always made this apple crisp every fall and my siblings and I always loved and we're so excited to eat it.

This recipe is easy and the crisp topping is SO delicious! The ingredients are all simple and easily found in your fridge or pantry, and the whole family will enjoy this sweet treat!

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Shopping list:

  • Butter
  • All purpose flour
  • Apples
  • Sugar

apple crisp in a white baking dish.

Other apple recipes you may like:

You can add or substitute with the following ingredients:

  • fresh sliced pears
  • oatmeal
  • fresh sliced strawberries
  • caramel sauce/syrup
  • chopped nuts
  • fresh sliced peaches
  • sliced rhubarb
  • fresh sliced plums

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

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Yield 8 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Mom's Easy Apple Crisp


  • 8 cups apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Topping:
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temp


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  3. Place the apples in the bottom of the baking dish and pour sugar evenly over top.
  4. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and butter until mixed.
  5. Evenly cover the apples with the crisp mixture.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until crisp is lightly browned.
  7. Remove from oven and cool. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.

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