Caramel Apple Crisp Is The Easiest Dessert Ever

Servings: 6-8 serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Caramel apple crisp is the easiest dessert ever. Made with wholesome ingredients, including a little molasses to add a rich caramel flavour.

Caramel Apple Crisp is quick, easy and delicious.

Do you love baking with fresh fall apples?

I love when local apples arrive in the markets. That’s when I think they taste the best. They’re crisp, flavourful and perfect for baking.

Apple Crisp is one of the simplest desserts going. The ingredients are so simple – and so good: lots of fresh fall apples, flour, rolled oats, butter, a little cinnamon…

I add a little molasses to my apple crisp to give the sauce that forms while it bakes a rich caramel flavour. (Hence the name Caramel Apple Crisp.)


  • I use a vegetable peeler for my apples. It’s quick and takes only the skin, not some of the flesh as often happens with a paring knife.
  • Try combing two or more varieties of apples in your crisp for added flavour and texture.

Caramel Apple Crisp

Caramel Apple Crisp is quick, easy and delicious.

Caramel Apple Crisp is one of the simplest desserts going. A little molasses gives the sauce that forms while it bakes a rich caramel flavour.

  • Author: Bridget Oland




  • 8 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp butter


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned in
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted


  1. Place the apples in a deep casserole dish (approx. 8”x10”)
  2. Toss with molasses, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Dab with tablespoon of butter
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats and brown sugar. Pour over the melted butter and stir to combine.
  4. Spread mixture over apples.
  5. Bake at 375°F for about 40 minutes, until the apples are soft and the filling is bubbling.


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11 thoughts on “Caramel Apple Crisp Is The Easiest Dessert Ever

  1. Donna Shears says:

    Made this for dinner tonight. May have needed a moister Apple. I used MacIntosh. Smelled great and tasted great with Dream Whip.

  2. Wendy McNeill says:

    Awesome recipe

  3. Lorie Ann Ann Chapman says:

    I love these recipes but do you have any nutritional information on any of them??

    1. Marie-Pierre Lessard says:

      We are working on it!

  4. Sandra says:

    So simple to make and it tasted great!

  5. Allan Stanley says:

    Hi Bridget, we are enjoying all your recipes from Crosby’s. However, recently my wife needed Gallbladder surgery and I am trying to replace regular unsalted butter with the Ghee I have been making at home. Do you have any thoughts on proportions for butter to ghee? (ie: 1 cup of butter equals 1/2 cup of ghee perhaps). Thanks and cheers, Allan

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Allan, Because this recipe calls for a full cup of melted butter you could uses 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup of gee. You could use a full 1/2 cup of gee but not necessary. When it comes to substituting butter in a recipe, you need to replace the full amount of butter called for with an alternative. I hope this helps.

  6. Leslie says:

    My family loved it.

  7. Jan says:

    This is absolutely my favourite Apple Crisp, and everyone wants me to make it for get togethers. Shared so many times, can’t count..

  8. Fay Linn-Ferguson says:

    Loved the flavour of molasses with the apples. It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Marcie Mycan says:

    Very yummy, I added nutmeg, ginger and extra cinnamon because I love those spices with apples ! This makes a great breakfast too!

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