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The best easy apple crisp recipe - Makes a simple traditional crumble with cake mix to top the cooked apples or apple pie filling. Quick baked recipe. This classic Pampered Chef recipe with pecans makes a small batch, perfect for one or two or a small family in an 8x8 or 9x9 pan.

The Best Apple Crisp Recipe You'll Ever Eat - Quick & Easy Dessert

This easy apple crisp is the best recipe you'll ever eat! With its rich topping and no oats plus a secret ingredient, you'll never make another apple crisp recipe again!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 5-7 large apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts chopped
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice divided


  • Arrange apples in a 9x9 or similarly sized round baking dish. (I like to make this in a round dish.) Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon over apples.
  • In a medium bowl, combine butter, nuts, cake mix, sugar, and remaining cinnamon. Mix well, until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over the apples.
  • Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until crumb is golden brown.


  • Grace currently has braces and thus cannot eat nuts, so we have to leave them out right now. It's a bummer because I love them.
  • If you need a gluten-free recipe, you can easily use a gluten-free cake mix and it should come out just fine.
  • As I said above, this recipe works beautifully with any kind of fruit. Just fill your pan about 1/2 way with the uncooked fruit of your choice and top with the crisp topping. Cook until the topping is golden brown and starting to get crispy.
  • Use the cinnamon only if your fruit choice makes sense with it. I use cinnamon or apple pie spice with apples of course, but I also use one or the other with pears. I do not use any spices with peaches, and I use sprinkle a teaspoon or so of almond extract over my cherries.
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