Peanut Butter Apple Crisp



15 min


1 h



* PLUS cooling time
Peanut Butter Apple Crisp

Photo, Erik Putz. Food styling, Ashley Denton. Prop styling, Emily Howes.

This crisp features a streusel topping made of oats, flour, butter and sugar. The oats, which crisp up into crunchy morsels in the oven, give it its name.


  • 3 Cortland apples , peeled, cut into 1/2-in. thick slices (about 4 cups)
  • 3 Granny Smith apples , peeled, cut into 1/2-in. thick slices (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg , (optional)

Crisp Topping

  • 1 cup large-flaked rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup commercial crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cold, unsalted butter , cubed


For Filling:

  • TOSS apples with sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. Transfer to an 8 × 8-in. baking dish.

For Crisp Topping:

  • POSITION rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 350F.
  • STIR oats with brown sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Using your hands, work in peanut butter and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle crisp topping evenly over apple filling in prepared baking dish.
  • BAKE until top is golden and juice is bubbly around edges, about 40 min. Let cool slightly. Serve warm with ice cream, vanilla pudding or whipped cream, if desired.

Ingredient Tip

Commercial peanut butter creates a smoother texture and sweeter taste than natural peanut butter.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 257,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g,
  • Fat
  • 12 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 187 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • magnesium

Apple Crisp Recipe Variations

Classic apple crisp
Peanut butter apple crisp
Apple crisp pie