Easy Apple Crisp

Easy Apple Crisp ~ Pearls + Girls

Last weekend my family went to the orchard and brought home a whooping 20 pounds of apples!!!  I’m a self confessed chocoholic, but even I cannot resist a freshly picked apple.  Since all 20 pounds won’t fit in the handy dandy fruit crisper in our refrigerator, I was FORCED to bake with them right away.  Such a shame, isn’t it? 😉  If  you really want to impress someone with your apple pie making skills, you absolutely must make these hand pies.  Not gonna lie, it’s a bit time consuming to make the recipe from scratch, but totally worth the extra effort to make your own crust.  IF baking a pie from scratch is not exactly your thing, don’t fear!!!  You can get all the wonderful flavors of apple pie in a super simple apple crisp!  It’s a cinch to prepare, no special baking equipment required, and it just happens to be delicious!!!  Enjoy! 🙂

Apple Basket ~ Pearls + Girls


Easy Apple Crisp

Serving Size: 8 - 10 servings


  • 8 large apples, sliced (I used Jonagolds and Cortlands)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (cold and sliced into tablespoons)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl toss together apples and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Add apples and water to an 8 inch square baking dish.
  4. In the same bowl combine the flour, sugar and salt.
  5. Using your hands, crumble the butter into the flour mixture until combined. When you close your fist around a handful of dough it should stick together.
  6. Top the apples evenly with the crumbled dough.
  7. Bake for 35 - 45 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
  8. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream.

Adapted slightly from Penny Lynd’s Apple Crisp







  1. Pat Arkenberg Coll says

    It LOVE apple crisp. I like it more than apple pie. I especially love it with chocolate ice cream.