Easy Apple Crisp (7-minute prep time)

There’s nothing that says “fall” like warm apple crisp…except for potato soup, maybe.  I LOVE apple crisp and always look forward to making it in the fall.  The apples are yummy, but I especially love the “crisp” part of this dessert…the topping!  So I tweaked a recipe I found in a local high school cookbook to add a little bit more topping (if you’re not a topping lover like me…just make the oats, flour, brown sugar, and butter each 1 cup).

And the best part is…this dessert can be thrown together with only 7-minutes of prep time!  Believe me, I timed myself…I’m a dork, apparently.

Apple Crisp Recipe:

2 cans of apple pie filling
1 1/2 cups oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks of butter (3/4 cup)
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon (unless your pie filling already has cinnamon in it, then omit)


1.  Grease your pan (I used 8×8) and then dump both cans of apples in.

2.  Melt 3/4 cup of butter (1 1/2 sticks).

3.  Mix together the remaining ingredients.

4.  Spread the mixture on top of the apples.  The reason mine looks “dry” in some areas is because I tried to get away with only using 1 stick of butter.  It didn’t work and I had to melt another 1/2 stick and sprinkle it on the top.  I would suggest just mixing it all together in step 3.

5.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Serve with vanilla ice cream, if you wish…or just eat it on its own!



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  1. Mary says

    Yes i agree this was super easy in a time crunch and very yummy. I did tweak just a bit 2nd time around. I used bisquick instead of flour, baking soda and baking powder. Lowered bisquick to 1 cup vs. 1 1/2 cups, lowered brown sugar to 1 cup vs 1 1/2 cups and lowered melted butter to 1/2 cup. First time it almost baked over my 8×8 dish, but 2nd time was perfect. If u want to make the original i just suggest using a slightly bigger pan. Thanks for great recipe!

  2. Cathy says

    Made this last night. Husband raved. At first he was horrified I was using canned pie filling but hey, did he want dessert or not? I used the modified version of cutting down on the streusel topping and also mixed the melted butter in with the dry ingredients, spooning it over the apples. Have already sent this recipe on to friends. Thanks!

  3. Beejay says

    I’m in an all chick rock band and needed something warm and tasty to share with the girls after practice. Temps have dropped 40 degrees over night so it’s safe to say we were cold! Thanks! That was a real hit. I followed it as written. It’s perfect.

  4. chorn says

    Made this recipe with 2 cans of “Fried Apples” 20 oz. each and used an 8 x 12 glass pan. Was GREAT until my 1 cup, glass, PYREX measuring cup busted in microwave while measuring hardened brown sugar!

  5. says

    I made this tonight & discovered there was no flour in my mother’s kitchen. So I used corn flakes-not sweetened-instead of flour. To my surprise, it was excellent.

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