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Ina Garten Apple Crisp Recipe

The most amazing cinnamon baked apples and mouthwatering, delicious, buttery streusel topping make up this Ina Garten Apple Crisp. Every bite is heavenly!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple crisp, apple crisp recipe, apple crisp recipes, ina garten apple crisp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 432kcal


  • Knife to peel and chop apples
  • Two glass bowls to mix ingredients
  • Electric mixer or stand mixer to mix streusel topping
  • A 9 x 14 x 2-inch oval baking dish or a 9 x 13-inch cake pan


  • 5 lbs. McIntosh apples or Macoun apples
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ packed cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ lb. butter diced and chilled
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt


Preparing the Apples

  • Heat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9 x 14 x 2-inch oval baking dish or a 9 x 13-inch cake pan.
    Peel 5 lbs. McIntosh or Macoun apples.
    Cut the apples into wedges or large chunks and place into a large bowl.
    Apples diced in a bowl on a wooden surface
  • Zest 1 lemon and add to the apples along with 2 Tbsp. lemon juice. Zest 1 orange and add to the apples along with 2 Tbsp. orange juice.
    Add ½ cup granulated sugar, 2 tsp. cinnamon, and 1 tsp. nutmeg to the apples.
    Sugar and spices over diced apples in a glass bowl
  • Stir the apples until they are completely coated in the sugar, spices, and citrus.
    Stirring sugar and spices into diced apples in a glass bowl with a spoon

Creating the Streusel Topping

  • Dice ½ lb. (2 sticks) of cold butter and add to a mixing bowl.
    Add 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, ¾ cup sugar, ¾ packed cup light brown sugar, 1 cup oats, and ½ tsp. kosher salt to the bowl.
    Oats, flour, salt, sugar, and butter in a glass bowl
  • Mix using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer until the mixture is the size of small peas.
    Mixing the oats and flour with an electric mixer in a glass bowl
  • Work with your hands after mixing if necessary.
    Crumbing the apple streusel topping with hands
  • Pour the apples into the buttered pan and spread evenly across the bottom.
    Apples spread into an oval baking dish
  • Pour the streusel topping on top of the apples and coat them evenly.
    Streusel topping on top of apples in an oval baking dish


  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 1 hour. The top should get golden brown and the apples bubbly.
    Remove pan from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
    Apple crisp in an oval baking dish next to a slice of apple crisp on a plate with ice cream
  • Serve with ice cream, and enjoy!
    Ice cream melting over the top of an apple crisp slice



  • Make sure to dice the butter before adding it to the mixer. You will have a big mess if you add butter whole.
  • Every oven is a bit different. Make sure to check your apple crisp a little before the stated time to make sure it doesn't get overdone. 


Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.9mg