October 13, 2018


This Simple Apple Crisp Recipe has been on my list to revamp for quite a while. Believe it, or not, a slightly different version of this recipe was one of my first recipes ever posted on Timeless Taste back in September of 2015! Boy does time fly! This easy Apple Crisp recipe was one of the first things I learned to make. It’s that time of year again for pumpkin and apple flavors, and beings that apple pie isn’t high up on my list, this Simple Apple Crisp is easy to make and delicious way to incorporate apples into your fall menu.  You can see more recipes here

Simple Apple Crisp Recipe Simple Apple Crisp Recipe

There is just something about Fall that feels like home and each year. I welcome the season by grabbing a basket of freshly picked apples and whipping up this simple Apple Crisp. I love how easy the recipe is because it’s great for beginners and you will definitely impress your guests with the warmth and sweet flavor of this dessert. One of the best ways to impress your guests is to surprise them. Instead of serving a basic apple pie, top this warm apple crisp with a heaping (this is very important) scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This recipe has been adapted over the years by my mom and myself. She found it several years ago and added her own touch. I have since added mine and I hope that you enjoy it enough to add yours to it as well! Having family recipes that each generation has tweaked a bit is something to cherish. 

Simple Apple Crisp Recipe Simple Apple Crisp Recipe Simple Apple Crisp Recipe

Simple Apple Crisp Recipe


5-6 apples (medium to large in size)

1/2 cup water

1 cup flour (white, whole wheat, gluten-free, whatever you like!)

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract (regular will work fine too)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Grease an 11 1/2×8 inch baking dish or an 8×8 inch baking dish. Set aside.

Peel, core and slice apples in a uniform size. I generally get about 12 slices per apple.

Place apples in an even layer in the baking dish. Pour the water into the dish.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg) until combined.

Add the butter and vanilla to the dry ingredients mixture and work them together until crumbles form.

Evenly sprinkle the topping over the apple.

Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

I hope that you enjoy this recipe and if you try it out, be sure to send me a picture on social media! I love hearing your feedback and sharing your photos on my stories. Also, if you have any questions, just let me know!

Simple Apple Crisp Recipe


  1. Megan Prieto

    November 11th, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Hi Morgan!! This looks SUPER yummy! I’m going to use this recipe over the weekend. What is the measurement for the butter? I see “1/2”….should that be half a stick?

    LOVE your style!!

  2. Morgan Reed

    November 14th, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Hi Megan!! Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention! I use a 1/2 cup of butter which is 1 stick. But, feel free to use as much or as little as you want 🙂

    Thank you so much!

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