Apple Crisp

August 23, 2017
Easy to make recipe for Apple Crisp from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

I'm excited to be participating in another amazing Sunday Supper.

This weeks theme is Hometown Food and I really struggled with what I wanted to make.
Coming from the Pacific Northwest there's so much amazing food but the biggest influence on our are fresh and local. When you go out to the local restaurants you'll find a lot of crab, salmon, fresh local veggies and most the time something with apples in it for dessert.

Since Washington's known for their apples I decided Apple Crisp is definitely a Hometown favorite.
As a kid when ever we went to a large family gathering there was always an amazing Apple Crisp on the dessert table waiting to be devoured.

I used a combination of Granny Smith and Braeburn apples in this crisp. I find using a blend of apples gives the filling a nice depth of flavor from the sweet and tart apple combination along with plenty of cinnamon.

The topping is sweet but not overly sweet and extra crunchy to compliment a large scoop of ice cream.

It doesn't get much more Pacific Northwest then this and it's definitely a Hometown favorite!

I know you'll love this recipe as much as we do!
In a large bowl combine 4 cups Peeled & Sliced Granny Smith Apples, 4 cups Peeled & Sliced Braeburn Apples, 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, 1/3 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or All-Purpose Flour, 2 teaspoons Cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla and Juice of 1 Lemon.
Stir until well combined.
Spread apples evenly in the bottom of a 9"x13" pan.
For the topping: Combine 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or All-Purpose Flour, 1 cup Oatmeal, 1 cup Walnuts (Optional), 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar, 1 cup Brown Sugar and a 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
in a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
Add 14 tablespoons Cold Butter, one tablespoon at a time mixing on low speed until crumbly.
Once all butter has been mixed in mixture should form large crumbs.
Evenly sprinkle crumb topping over apples and bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until lightly brown.
Apple Crisp Recipe With a Large Scoop Of Vanilla Ice Cream
Serve with a large scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.

Make sure to check out all the other Sunday Supper Hometown Food Recipes under the recipe! 

Yield: 12 Servings
Nutrition facts: 538 calories, 21 grams fat

Apple Crisp

Easy to make Apple Crisp is perfect for any occasion from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
5 out of 5 based on 2 user ratings
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 60 MINStotal time: 75 mins


Apple Filling
  • 4 cups Granny Smith Apples, Peeled, Cored and Sliced
  • 4 cups Braeburn or Pinova Apples, Peeled, Cored and Sliced
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour Or All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 whole Lemon, Juiced
Crisp Topping
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 cup Walnuts, Chopped
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 14 tablespoons Butter, Cold and Sliced into 1 tablespoon Pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Apple Filling
  1. In a large bowl combine both types of apples, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, cinnamon, vanilla and lemon juice. Mix until well combined and apples are evenly coated.
  2. Spread apples evenly into the bottom of a 9"x13" pan.
Crisp Topping
  1. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment combine 1 1/2 cups flour, oatmeal, walnuts, brown sugar, granulated sugar and sea salt.
  2. Add butter on low speed one tablespoon at a time until mixture becomes crumbly and butter is no longer visible.
  3. Cover apples with crumb mixture and bake for 1 hour until lightly brown.
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Easy to make Apple Crisp from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
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  1. Apple crisp is one of my favourites! A great hometown choice.

  2. I love a combination of apples in my desserts, too. Your crisp looks delicious!

  3. The crisp topping looks fantastic, yum!

  4. I'm drooling over that crisp topping. It is just perfect!!!

  5. OMG! This apple crisp looks heavenly! Your pictures are great too - I always struggle with photographing crisps. Pinned!

  6. This is one of my absolute favorite desserts!

  7. Apple crisp is one of my favorites! Yum!

  8. I had your hometown guess narrowed down to two places: upstate New York or Washington state. So I did somewhat okay! This looks fabulous, apple crisp is one of my husband's favorite desserts!

    -Julie @ Texan New Yorker

  9. I'm a huge fan of apple crisp and yours looks incredible!!! I love using a mix of apples, too :)

  10. Lemon? Awesome! Looks great. BTW, my stomach has been in knots with this game. Go Hawks!

  11. This looks so homey and comforting! YUM!

  12. I'll have a double helping please? It looks amazing! I can just imagine the apples and spices with the cool ice cream. Mmmmmm

  13. My childhood neighbor used to make apple crisp, and it has always been one of my favorite desserts. Yours looks incredible!

  14. I'm on the other side of the country and also chose apples. Your crisp looks absolutely delicious!!

  15. Mmmm. Love a good Apple Crisp, and yours looks fantastic!

  16. This looks like a perfect apple crisp Serena!

  17. Wow!! I studied your recipe and it looks amazing- from the walnuts in the crust and the lemon in the filling. This is a keeper.

  18. We love apple crisp in our home and make it in the fall when local orchards have the best apples. Your photograph is stunning and the crisp looks scrumptious. Wonderful, beautiful recipe!

  19. Washington is definitely apple country. Crisp is a perfect choice.

  20. If someone asked me what my favorite dessert was, I'd have a tough time but apple crisp would be in the top 2-3. I LOVE this stuff. It's soft, fruity, sweet, tart, crunchy and all-over wonderful. I love your photos!

  21. This looks perfect! Gotta have the ice cream too!

  22. Is it really 14 tablespoons of butter or is that a typo? Sounds like an awful lot of butter!

    1. It really has 14 tablespoons of Butter, just shy of a cup.


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