Crispiest Apple Crisp

The secret ingredient in this apple crisp is Grape Nuts®. This extremely crispy and crunchy breakfast cereal does some amazing things to your basic oatmeal-based fruit crisp topping mixture.

Original recipe makes 8 servings


5 apples – peeled, cored, quartered, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup wheat and barley nugget cereal (such as Grape-Nuts®)
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon water

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    22 mins


    47 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Toss sliced apples with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  3. Mix flour, rolled oats, wheat and barley nugget cereal, melted butter, 1/4 cup white sugar, and 1/4 cup brown sugar together in a large bowl.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup white sugar, and cinnamon into melted butter until sugar begins to dissolve, 3 to 4 minutes. Add apples and water; continue cooking and stirring until apples soften and are coated with sauce, 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Pour apples and sugar mixture into a 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle topping evenly over the apple filling.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is browned and the filling is bubbling up around the edges, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes.


Calories: 364 kcal
Carbohydrates: 58.3 g
Cholesterol: 38 mg
Fat: 15.1 g
Fiber: 3.8 g
Protein: 2.7 g
Sodium: 152 mg