Buttery Apple Crisp

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Warm, buttery, gooey apple crisp. Serve with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
Servings: 8 servings
Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

An easy to make, buttery apple crisp recipe. Serve this Fall dessert warm with a huge dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for the perfect treat.

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This week I’m sharing another old recipe with you–Buttery Apple Crisp. This recipe came from an old church recipe book (different one than before!) but it’s one that I haven’t made before. When I think about Fall and the holiday season, I think about pumpkins, sweaters, and APPLES.

My husband is an apple pie fanatic. And being German, he eats his slice of pie with whipped cream and cheddar cheese. Nope, you don’t need to get your eyes checked. I wrote cheddar cheese. Apparently it’s a German thing, so he says. Or it’s just a Kolb thing. Seriously, his entire family eats apple pie this way.

I’m not a fan of fruit pies, however, I will help demolish a Dutch Apple Pie. You know the kind that have the crumbly, buttery, sugary topping and sometimes even some caramel drizzled on top? Yea, those. But I’m lazy and this buttery apple crisp sounded easy.

Oh boy was it easy! The only difficult part was peeling and coring the apples. If you have a fancy apple peeler/corer then you are set. I only used 4 apples for this recipe (golden delicious) so it wasn’t terrible to peel the apples by hand. Although, I do happen to have one of those handy apple slicers to speed things up. You could even skip the peeling, but apple skins gross me out.

Once everything is ready and topped with a crumbly topping, pop it in the oven and bake to a delicious golden crisp. Then, try your hardest to refrain from eating your buttery apple crisp straight from the oven. And don’t beat yourself up if you fail at it because I did too.

And that cold vanilla ice cream I piled on top melted right into my apple crisp and made it that much better. You could swap the ice cream for cool whip, or even serve it with a big ol’ slice of cheddar cheese if that’s your thing. And why yes, it is perfectly acceptable to eat this apple crisp for breakfast.

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Buttery Apple Crisp

Warm, buttery, gooey apple crisp. Serve with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour 10 minutes


  • 3-5 apples depending on size
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350, and grease a 9x9 glass baking dish.
  • Peel, slice, core apples. Place apple in baking dish and sprinkle with lemon juice. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and egg.
  • Spread flour mixture over apples in baking dish.
  • In a microwave safe glass, melt butter and pour over apples.
  • Place dish in oven and bake for 1 hour or until the apples are cooked and top is golden brown.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Amanda


  1. Wow. Made it for my kids. They devoured it. Basically wanted to make crisp, but ran out of rolled oats. Your recipe was the first I came across. It was perfect. Thank you.

  2. Honestly this was the best Apple crisp I have ever had. My husband and sons finished it off in one day.

  3. I love this recipe..Years ago there was a government recipe for an apple crisp that had the same taste but shredded Valletta cheese and sprinkles of oats that made a crust..The schools had an over abundance of cheese and we had it quite often…A flash back of the 1940’s lol..

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