One-Bowl Apple Crisp

Say hello to a little bit of fall just for your mouth! This one-bowl apple crisp is seriously to die for! Now don’t get me wrong, I love apple pie a lot, but after I stuck a bite of this apple crisp fresh out of the oven into my mouth I decided that I never wanted to go back. Probably because I’m not a pie crust girl, and because this brown sugar oat topping is out of this world!

This recipe makes a two quart pan, which is your average 9 by 13 glass pan, or something close to that like this ceramic baking dish that we used. Like any apple dish, using an assortment of apples makes this recipe extra delicious because the flavors balance out. We used golden delicious and honey crisp and it was wonderful, but any type of cooking apple would be great! And if you only have one type it will still be wonderful, I promise! Oh and did I mention it only uses one bowl?  You make the apple mixture and then use the same bowl to make the topping. Hooray for less dishes! Am I right?!

Ah just look at that melty ice cream goodness ^^^ (insert heart eyes here).

So as you begin to feel the crisp wind blowing and the colored leaves falling, whip up this delicious apple crisp. Adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream with a drizzle of caramel makes this one-bowl apple crisp absolutely heaven! Don’t believe me? I dare you to try it!

One-Bowl Caramel Apple Crisp DRAFT
Author: Gretta Warner
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 5 servings
  • 3 pounds of cooking apples (about 9 medium)
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup rolled, quick oats
  • Caramel Sauce (optional)
  • Vanilla Ice cream (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, peel and slice apples and toss in lemon juice to keep them from browning.
  3. Add cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar and stir until apples are coated evenly.
  4. Transfer apple mixture to a 2 quart pan (9×13 glass pan or the equivalent).
  5. Then in the same medium-sized mixing bowl make the topping; combine brown sugar and flour. With a pastry blender or your hands, cut in butter until mixture resembles course meal. Add oats and combine.
  6. Sprinkle topping onto prepared apples and cook for 45-50 minutes.


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