This is the very best Apple Crisp recipe of all time. There's a secret ingredient in the topping that keeps it extra crispy!!

I’ve been making this Apple Crisp recipe for years, and it’s one of my very favorite summertime recipes! It has a special secret ingredient in the topping that keeps it crispy, crunchy, and delicious! I’ll give you a clue… this ingredient is also in another famous summertime dessert– S’mores. And I’m not talking about the chocolate or the marshmallows.

Yep, this crumble topping is full of crushed graham crackers! I love adding them in, because they so sneakily add a lot of extra crunch and a little flavor too. I like honey grahams, but you could definitely use cinnamon graham crackers if you prefer those.

This is the very best Apple Crisp recipe of all time. There's a secret ingredient in the topping that keeps it extra crispy!!

This is the very best Apple Crisp recipe of all time. There's a secret ingredient in the topping that keeps it extra crispy!!

I like to drizzle a little store-bought caramel sauce over top and serve this crisp a la mode with a huge scoop of my favorite vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy and happy summer!

This is the very best Apple Crisp recipe of all time. There's a secret ingredient in the topping that keeps it extra crispy!!

Apple Crisp

Yield: 8

This apple crisp has an extra crunchy topping thanks to a special ingredient: graham crackers! Not just for s'mores anymore, this is another summertime classic dessert that grahams take to an entirely new level.

Ingredients

For the Topping

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  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats3 Honey Grahams, finely crushed (about 1/2 cup)1/3 cup packed brown sugar1/3 cup flour1/4 cup chopped pecans1/3 cup butter1 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided

For the Apple Filling:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar2 Tbsp. flour5 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced (about 6 cups)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, crush grahams, brown sugar, and flour. Cut in the butter with a fork. Mix in the pecans and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

Place all of the peeled and sliced apples into a zip top bag with the brown sugar, flour, and remaining 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Seal and toss apples to coat.

Pour the apples into a greased 8 inch baking dish. Pour the crumble on top and spread evenly. 
Bake for 35-40 minutes until apples are tender. Drizzle with caramel sauce if desired before serving.