Classic apple crisp

Prep 20 min
Total 50 min
Plus 2 hr cooling time
Serves 8

There’s nothing more perfect on a brisk fall day than a batch of classic apple crisp – just like Grandma used to make!



3/4 cup
all-purpose flour
1/2 cup
large-flake oats
1/3 cup
packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/2 cup
cold unsalted butter


Granny Smith apples, peeled, cut into 1/2-in.-thick, 1 1/2-in.-long slices (8 cups)
1/4 cup
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp


Ice cream, (optional)


  • PREHEAT oven to 375F.
  • TOPPING: Stir flour, oats, brown sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp cinnamon in a bowl. Grate in butter and work in, using fingertips, until crumbly with some sandy texture remaining. Refrigerate.
  • FILLING: Toss apples, granulated sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp salt in a large bowl. Transfer to an 8-in. baking dish or pan.
  • SPRINKLE topping evenly over apples. Bake until top is golden and juices are bubbling around edges, about 30 min. Let cool for 2 hr. Serve with ice cream.


Kitchen Tip: You can make crisps crumbly by working the butter into the flour mixture to create larger crumbles. For a lighter texture, work the cold butter into the flour mixture until it has a sandy texture.

Kitchen Tip: We like to cut the apples into 1/2-in.-thick slices, then cut them in half so they’re 1 1/2 in. long. This size prevents gaps when filling the baking dish and promotes even cooking.


Calories 284
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrates 43 g
Fat 12 g
Fibre 3 g
Sodium 220 mg

Chatelaine Basics: How To Peel And Core An Apple

Issue: October 2017

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Photo credit: Photo, Erik Putz.

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