Easy Apple Crisp Recipe (Video Tutorial Included)

Hello everyone! In keeping with the fall season, today’s recipe is for an easy an delicious apple crisp! This recipe is one of my favorites: gooey apples, crunchy topping, all combing together with ice cream and caramel sauce…what could be better! Dare I say I like apple crisp better than its pie counterpart? (Just don’t tell my sister I said that)! I really hope you guys get to try this one, it’s really good and the recipe is pretty flexible! Enjoy!



Easy Apple Crisp Recipe


For the apple mixture:

  • 6 gala apples, peeled and sliced 
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon, divided
  • 1-1/2 tsp. nutmeg, divided 
  • 1-1/2 tsp. lemon juice

For the crisp topping: 

  • 1 cup light brown sugar 
  • heaping 3/4 cup quick oats 
  • heaping 3/4 cup all purpose flour 
  • 6 tbs. butter, cut into small cubes 
  • pinch of salt 


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

For the apple mixture:

  1. In a large bowl, add the apples, lemon juice, granulated sugar, 1 tsp. of cinnamon and 1 tsp. of nutmeg. Mix this together until the apples are fully coated. 

For the crisp topping: 

  1. In a medium sized bowl, add the brown sugar, salt, oats, flour, 1 tsp. of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg. Stir until combined. 
  2. Add the butter and mix together until a crumble consistency is formed.


  1. In a lightly oiled pan, add the apples and spread out in an even layer. 
  2. Dot the crumble on top evenly. 
  3. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  4. Let the crisp cool for 5 minutes before serving with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce if desired.


  • You can use any firm apple that will hold its shape in the oven, like Granny Smith 
  • The apples can be chopped instead of sliced if you prefer.
  • Old fashioned oats can be used in place of quick cooking oats if you prefer.


  • For the butter, use vegan butter (Earth Balance is a good brand) 

If you make this recipe, please remember to let me know and tag me on Instagram @ MadeByBernadine! I would love to see it. Let me know if you have any recipe suggestions in the comments below and don’t forget to follow this blog if you haven’t already!