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Oat Pecan Apple Crisp

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, Crisp
Servings: 10
Author: Virginia Willis


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces, plus more for the baking dish
  • 2 1/2 pounds apples peeled, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup pecans finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving


  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter a large baking dish and set aside. Place the apples, lemon juice and vanilla in a large bowl and toss to coat. Add the granulated sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons flour and nutmeg, stirring to combine.
  • Place remaining 1 cup flour, nuts, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Using a pastry cutter or 2 knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the mixture over the apples. Bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream.