apple crisp recipe
This fall, apple crisp has become one of our favorite sweet treats. It takes about 10 minutes of prep time and then it goes into the oven, making your house smell 1 million times better than any pumpkin pie scented candle ever could. Apple crisp is so easy, that we’ve even made it on busy school nights. You  probably have all the ingredients at home right now. Though Honeycrisp apples are my favorite for baking right now, I’ll use any I happen to have.

berry apple crisp 
This time we tossed in some blueberries. Since fresh blueberry season is over, use frozen. They’re just as good. We also love adding raspberries and blackberries.
apple berry crisp

Apple crisp is a lighter alternative to pie and we like it even better. Served warm with a scoop of ice cream, this is the best fall treat! 

Blueberry Apple Crisp

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 1 hour


  • 6 large honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • squeeze fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup flour (whole wheat, gluten free, etc.)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar (I use Trader Joe’s organic)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold salted butter, cut into small cubes

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the apple slices with the syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Gently fold in the blueberries. Transfer the apple mixture to a pie dish and set aside.
  3. In the same bowl, stir together the oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add the butter and use your fingers to crumble it into the oat mixture until well combined and crumbly. Sprinkle the oat mixture over the apples.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes, checking halfway through and covering with foil if the top is browning too quickly. Serve warm with ice cream.