Apple Crisp

Fall is officially here – the furnace turned on today!

One of my favorite fall desserts is any combination of apples and cinnamon.  I had a group of friends over for lunch yesterday so I decided it was a perfect day to make apple crisp for dessert.  I served it with Asian Noodle Salad and a yummy herb bread that you will just have to wait for a week or so to get the recipe!

This apple crisp recipe is from my sister in law Jayna. We had it for the first time years ago when we were visiting her in Pennsylvania and it has been my “Go To” apple crisp recipe ever since.  As I remember, it was a nice fall day when she served it!

The thing that makes this apple crisp recipe so good is that it uses graham cracker crumbs in the topping – which is the best part of apple crisp!  I love graham crackers, especially dunked in a cold glass of milk.  The “crisp” part of this recipe is so good you will want to eat it all by itself – it would be yummy over any type of crisp (berry, peach etc.) or just by itself on top of ice cream!  Did I mentioned I love the “crisp”  part of apple crisp!!

I like to use a tart green apple like Granny Smith and I use my trusty little apple peeler, corer, slicer to quickly get the apples ready.  My apple peeler slices the apples fairly thin.  The cook time will depend on how thin your apples are sliced.  I don’t like the apples to get mushy like applesauce so I pull it out of the oven as the apples become tender but slightly firm.

I love it best with vanilla ice cream but cinnamon whip cream would be yummy too.

Welcome fall – enjoy some apple crisp!

PS – Before you head off to the kitchen to whip up a batch of apple crisp, click on over to iLashGirls and check out the Etsy shopping guide we have posted today – a list of great woman run  Etsy stores that are supporting breast cancer awareness this month.  Many of them will be sponsoring our Sunday Surprise Giveaways during the month of October on iLashGirls.  You will definitely want to get in on those and enter! If you haven’t subscribed via email yet to iLashGirls do so right now so you will be notified when the giveaways are posted.

Now while that apple crisp is baking you can do a little online shopping for the upcoming holidays!

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Apple Crisp


  • 4-6 large Granny Smith apples
  • 8 graham crackers
  • 3/4 C brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 C rolled oats
  • 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 C butter, melted


  • Peel, core, slice apples.
  • Finely chop graham crackers (I use my food processor).
  • Combine crumbs, sugar, oats, flour and spices.
  • Add butter; mix well.
  • Spoon mixture over apple slices.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes
  • Serve warm with ice cream.


  1. 1
    Shawna says:

    Interesting observation that fall arrives when the furnace turns on. For me in Texas, it is when I no longer need to run the A/C!

  2. 2
    Org Junkie says:

    Apple Crisp is my all time favorite dessert. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


  3. 3
    Tamara Reber says:

    Thanks Leigh Anne for sharing this amazing recipe. . . .Thanks to Jayna too! Smiles! Tamara

  4. 4
    Anh says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. We have a Fuji Apple tree and although it calls for Granny Smith, I’m going to try it with the Fuji variety. Will let you know at a later date how it turns out. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. 5
    Kirstie says:

    I’m going to try this recipe and use pears instead of apples!

  6. 6
    Karmen says:

    Although I am sure that the caramel sauce is heavenly on this apple crisp for me it was perfect without. I loved the contrast between the slightly sweetened crumble and the tartness of the granny smith apples. The smell as it cooked was a wonderful bonus. Thanks for sharing yet another keeper of a recipe!

    • 6.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      You are right the apple crisp doesn’t really need the caramel sauce. It definitely stands on it’s own. It was just a little extra bonus. Glad you enjoyed it!!


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