Desserts Made Simple: Apple Crisp

This simple apple crisp recipe is one of my all-time favorites. I’ve made it in so many variations: apple, apple pecan, strawberry rhubarb. The crips are always a crowd-pleaser and the perfect addition to your Memorial Day celebration.

Memorial Day 2020 is exactly one week away! It’s a bit insane, time in quarantine has flown by if you ask me. I’ve only just begun to plan our festivities, but they will certainly look different this year.

This recipe uses apple pie filling. Each fall my mom and I make apple pie filling from local apples from places such as Carter Mountain.


apple crisp

1 quart apple filling
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar (or brown sugar)
1/2 cup quick oats
1/4 cup melted butter


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pour pie filling into pie pan.
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4. Mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl.

apple pie crisp

5. Sprinkle contents of the bowl over the top of the pie filling.

6. Bake for 30 minutes.

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7. Serve warm. (Optional: top crisp with ice cream.)

Are you making a patriotic dessert this Memorial Day? Planning a social distancing gathering? Check out a few of my past post for some great festive ideas: Memorial Day gathering , Americana macaroons.

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Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

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