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Apple Crisp Recipe with Rolled Oats Topping

If you are looking for a simple apple dessert, this recipe is the one for you. Have you asked yourself how do you make apple crisp from scratch?  Maybe you wanted to know should I use quick oats or old fashioned oats for apple crisp?  Or, do you know what apples to use for apple crisp?  Today, I am sharing the easiest apple crisp recipe ever.  That's right, this is the best-rated apple crisp you can find and one of our favorite simple apple desserts.

If you love apples, then you will love this easy homemade Apple Cinnamon Crisp recipe made with rolled oats! I love a good apple cobbler with oatmeal topping and this delicious Apple Cinnamon Crisp has quickly become my new favorite. It is delicious and the easiest apple crisp recipe to make.  Your taste buds won’t believe it is both gluten-free and refined sugar-free. The twist to this old fashioned apple crisp recipe is the addition of fresh thyme which adds a subtle savory note to the otherwise classic sweet flavor.

Tip: Choose firm apples, such as Granny Smith or Pink Lady (pictured), for this recipe. These varieties will hold up well to the heat of baking without turning to mush. 

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45-50 minutes
Serves: 4-6


Apple Crisp topping ingredients

Topping Ingredients:


Step 1:

Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350° Grease an 8” x 8” baking dish and set aside.

Step 2:

Place apples in a large non-reactive bowl and toss with fresh lemon juice. Add maple syrup, apple juice, cinnamon, allspice, thyme leaves, and salt. Toss to combine and set aside.


Step 3:
Combine topping ingredients in a separate bowl and stir until oats are thoroughly coated and all ingredients are well combined. Set aside.

Step 4:
Pour apple mixture into a prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. 

Step 6:
Spread the topping evenly across the top in a uniform layer, as well.

Final Step!
Place into a preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. If the top layer is nicely browned, cover dish loosely with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning. Continue baking for another 15-20 minutes or until the apple crisp is nice and bubbling. Remove from oven and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.

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How To Serve:

I like to serve my apple crisp warm in cute little ramekins with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or with freshly whipped cream. 

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What is your favorite apple dessert recipe?  I know there are literally thousands of apple dessert recipes out there, but this Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp is certainly one of my favorites!  What is your favorite apple dessert? 

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