Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Topping

Updated the recipe cause the picture is wayyy nicer 🙂 

This took an epic number of trial and error to get the consistency of apples and crispy topping right.

Have this on a cold day, with heap of vanilla ice cream , a cup of tea and it will be a little slice of heaven.

Even better if consumed the next day – don’t even need to heat it in thr miceowave!

Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Topping

Prep Time: 40mins

Cook Time: 35-40mins

Yield: 5-6 Servings


The topping:

  • 3/4 cup of quick oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold, cut into pieces

The filling:

  • 3-4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced a little thinner than regular slices
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
  2. Place your sliced apples into a large bowl, sprinkle lemon juice and a little white sugar over the apples. Toss to coat the apple slices
  3. Dump the apple slices over a colander to allow water to drain for about 20-30 mins. Meanwhile, work on your topping.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine topping ingredients and butter. Using your hands, rub in the butter until there is no large chunks of butter and mixture looks grainy. You may want to wear gloves if you have hot hands. Set aside or cover and refrigerate.
  5. Using back the large bowl, combine butter and flour until well blended. Add vanilla and and milk and stir well. Finally stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  6. Combine apples from colander into the large bowl, toss so that the mixture is well coated on the apples.
  7. Lube a 8×8 pan with veg spray and dump the apples into the pan.
  8. Spread topping evenly over the apples and the edges of the pan. The filling and topping should come to the top level of the pan. Don’t worry if it looks a lot, the apples will cook down.
  9. Stick the pan into the oven and bake for 35-40 mins until the topping is golden brown and set.
  10. Let it cool for 10-15 mins before serving.

Oat topping recipe from All Recipes

Apple Crisp filling recipe from Taste Better From Scratch


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