Apple Pecan Crisp

Apple Pecan Crisp is so easy to make and the perfect fall dessert! Crisp and tender apples with crunchy pecans hidden throughout and a buttery cinnamon sugar crumb topping!


We had a big family get together last night and it was a blast. I sure do love summer and barbecues and family get togethers. We love that we live so close to the mountains and backyard is full of big pine trees and gambel oak. We roasted s’mores and it was so peaceful and beautiful. I just love Utah and the mountains!

Summer is quickly wrapping up and although it makes me sad, I look forward to so many things about fall. The crisp fall air and beautiful leaves and wearing sweaters and feeling cozy inside are just some of my favorite things. I love being able to turn on my oven again and make delicious fall desserts.

A warm apple crisp is just screaming fall and is the perfect dessert!


I have a classic apple crisp on my blog here. But with the addition of pecans to this recipe it took it to a whole different and delicious level!

This Apple Pecan Crisp became my new favorite!


I love being able to use fresh apples in this crisp. The cinnamon sugar mixture works its magic in the oven as it bakes and creates  an amazing cinnamon sugar glaze over the apples as it bakes.


The buttery cinnamon sugar crumb topping is seriously out of this world.

You will not find a better apple crisp recipe I can promise you this. Not only is it the perfect recipe, the addition of pecans is the perfect finishing touch.

Ok ok. But lets be honest here. An apple crisp isn’t complete without a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. How it just melts into the warm apple crisp and adds a creamy texture to each bite. Wow. I am already craving more!

Don’t forget to make this recipe for a delicious fall dessert. You will not regret it!


Apple Pecan Crisp

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Apple Pecan Crisp is so easy to make and the perfect fall dessert! Crisp and tender apples with crunchy pecans hidden throughout and a buttery cinnamon sugar crumb topping!


  • 6 Cups Granny Smith Apples sliced
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 cup chopped pecans divided
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Crisp Topping:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter chopped into pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger and 1/2 cup pecans. Add the apples and coat. Add the lemon juice and toss until coated. Spread apples evenly in the dish.
  3. To make the crumb topping: In a medium sized bowl mix flour, sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg into the bowl. Add the butter and using a pastry blender or fork mix until coarse crumbs form. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans. Sprinkle on top of apples.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until apples are tender and top is lightly brown.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Pecan Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Made this for years, but reduce 1/3 cup sugar and added can of whole cranberry sauce to apples…use organic apples and left peel on…,Fall favorite !

  2. Hi i am a mom of two boys and working mom as well. When it comes to my family they love their sweets so do i lol. I’m interested in easy desserts to make with my busy schedule. Love fall winter deserts. Thank you.

  3. You are correct, this is an amazing recipe and the best apple crisp I’ve had.

    One question: when do you add the rolled oats? I ended up adding mine when I added the pecans, ut as someone with no culinary sense whatsoever, I’d love confirmation of that. Thanks again for sharing this great recipe!

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