Nutty Oaty Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp is the quintessential dessert of fall. Sweet, tender apples are topped by an irresistibly crunchy nut and oat topping. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Course Desserts and Baked Delights
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6


For the topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (375 ml)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (125 ml)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts – almonds, pecans or walnuts (125 ml)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed (80 ml)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (2.5 ml)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (125 ml)
  • 1/8 tsp coarse salt (.5 ml)

For the filling:

  • 6 cups chopped, peeled apples (1500 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (15 ml)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed (80 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch (15 ml)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (5 ml)
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly butter a 3-quart baking dish.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together rolled oats, oat flour, nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add melted butter, stirring until mixture is crumbly. Refrigerate until firm (about 15 minutes.)
  3. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the topping over the apples.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until filling is bubbly, apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Let crisp rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.

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