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Easy Apple Crisp (+Video)

This Easy Apple Crisp is made with a cinnamon apple pie filling and is topped with a butter crumble topping (no oatmeal on this one!)

A SIMPLE EASY APPLE CRISP RECIPE

One of my favorite recipes to make during the fall season is Apple Crisp. I love it with a passion, y’all! This one is a bit different from your usual apple crisp. There is no oatmeal in this one. Mainly because my husband isn’t a fan of the brown sugar/oatmeal topping so I had to figure something else out. And you know what? I ended up loving it better this way!

a serving of apple crisp on a white plate with a green apple in the background and pecans in the foreground

CAN I USE OTHER PIE FILLINGS?

This recipe works with pretty much all pie fillings. I have made it with cherry, peach and blueberry. They all tasted wonderful with this topping. I just leave out the cinnamon for the other pie fillings except for the peach pie filling. With the cherry pie filling, it’s nice to add a touch of almond extract to boost the flavor!

HOW DO I MAKE APPLE CRISP WITH FRESH APPLES?

Instead of the canned apple pie filling, you’ll need about 5 cups fresh apples (peeled and sliced), 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Combine these ingredients and place into baking dish. Then follow up with the topping recipe as written below.

The Best Apple Crisp recipe from The Country Cook, shown served on a small white plate with apples in the background

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • apple pie filling
  • ground cinnamon
  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • salted butter
  • chopped pecans

HOW TO MAKE APPLE CRISP:

Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Pour both cans of apple pie filling into an 8×8 baking dish.cSprinkle ground cinnamon on top of apple filling.  

cinnamon sprinkled on apple pie filling

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar and cubed butter. Using a fork or pastry cutter, mix all ingredients until combined well. Making sure to “cut” the butter into the mixture.  

pecan butter crumble topping on apple pie filling

Honestly, sometimes this is just easiest to use your hands. Get in there and smoosh the butter together with the flour/sugar mixture until it is crumbly. It should look like little butter pebbles when it’s ready. Stir in pecans. Spread the topping mixture over the apple pie filling.     Put in the middle rack of the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes. It should be light golden brown and bubbly.  

finished Baked Apple Crisp in a white baking dish

Spoon onto plates or into bowls and top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream or caramel or all three!  

apple crisp served on a small white round plate, topped with a coop of vanilla ice creamed drizzled with caramel sauce

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EASY BEST APPLE CRISP RECIPE

Easy Apple Crisp (+Video)

This Easy Apple Crisp is made with a cinnamon apple pie filling and is topped with a butter crumble topping (no oatmeal on this one!)
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients

  • 2 (21 ounce) cans apple pie filling
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) cold salted butter, cubed
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Pour both cans of apple pie filling into an 8×8 baking dish.
  • Sprinkle ground cinnamon on top of apple filling.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar and cubed butter.
  • Using a fork or pastry cutter, mix all ingredients until combined well. Making sure to “cut” the butter into the mixture. It should look like little butter pebbles when it’s ready.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • Spread the topping mixture over the apple pie filling.
  • Put in the middle rack of the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes. It should be light golden brown and bubbly.

Video

Notes

TO MAKE THIS WITH FRESH APPLES:
Instead of the canned apple pie filling, you’ll need about 5 cups fresh apples (peeled and sliced), 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Combine these ingredients and place into baking dish. Then follow up with the topping recipe as written above.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Sodium: 153mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: November 2014
Updated & republished: October 2020

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11 Comments

  1. Brandie, Can you use half sugar & half brown sugar. I’ve always thought brown sugar gives a little different flavor. I know recipes are different & may not always work this way & reason I’m asking. I wouldn’t want to waste all the ing. on a mistake 🙂 Thanks so much

  2. Brandie,
    I have a question. I have an abundance of dried apples in my freezer I just found way in the back! I wonder if I rehydrated the apples by boiling them in water and adding sugar and spices they that would be good in this recipe. This looks absolutely fabulous and I dearly love anything with apples. I also like the idea of making a crisp without using oatmeal. You’d think after all these years of cooking I would know the answer to this question without having to ask.
    Claudine in Fort Worth, TX

  3. 5 stars
    This is the topping my mom always used and so do I. When mixing it up and I snitch a little taste, for quality control; purposes, I think it tastes very much like sugar cookies do before mixing into a dough. It browns nicely and develops a crunchy texture.