Copycat Recipes

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Recipe

Elen Rustick By Updated April 1, 2023

This copycat Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Recipe is a firm favorite! It’s sweet, it’s warm, it smells like fall, and it’s absolutely scrumptious.

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Main 1-min

Plus, it’s really easy to make with a few simple ingredients and minimum prep time.

Apple crisp involves baking delicious apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon with a crunchy, sweet, buttery oat-filled topping. It’s different from an apple crumble as its topping doesn’t include oats or nuts.

Top it with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream for a delectable comforting dessert!

What I Changed

  • I’ve reduced the amount of sugar in the fillings and toppings by half compared to the original recipe. In France we don’t prefer desserts that are too sweet, especially fruit desserts. Fruits already contain enough sugar. I could even go a step further and skip the sugar from the apple filling as the result was still a bit too sweet for me.

  • I’ve removed the baking soda. We’re not familiar with using baking soda in desserts in France. Plus, I find that it can leave a bitter and soapy taste. Instead, I’ve doubled the baking powder quantity.

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time40-45 min
  • Total Time60 min
  • Servings8 to 10
  • Yield1 apple crisp

Level: Easy


Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Ingredients-min

For the Apples:

For the Topping:


How To Make It

Preparing The Apples

Preheat your oven to 350oF. Prepare your baking dish by greasing it with some melted butter (I took a small quantity of the melted butter for the topping).

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Step 1-min

Take your baking dish and arrange the apple slices on the bottom to cover the whole area evenly.

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Step 2-min

Add the granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, salt, and cinnamon to a large bowl.

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Step 3-min

Combine the dry ingredients well.

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Step 4-min

Sprinkle this mixture uniformly over the sliced apples.

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Step 5-min

Measure out ½ cup of plain water. Pour this into your dish over the apples.

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Step 6-min

Making the Topping

Add the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, quick oats, baking powder, coconut, and a little salt in a medium mixing bowl.

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Step 7-min

Whisk these ingredients together.

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Step 8-min

Add the melted butter.

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Step 9-min

Whisk as you continue to make the mixture.

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Carefully pour your topping over the apple slices in your prepared baking dish.

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Step 11-min

Baking The Apple Crisp

Put your dish into the oven and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes until golden brown and crisp. The apple filling should also bubble away.

Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Step 12-min

Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Easy Tips

  • Pick a firmer variety of fresh apples, for example, Pink Lady, Jazz, Baldwin, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith apples, or Rome.

  • Make sure to have some drier bits remaining in the mixture. These clumps will absorb the juices from the apples better, resulting in a silky and thick filling. To get bigger chunks, carefully press some bits of the crisp topping together.

  • Consider using different fruits like pears, rhubarb, or peaches. Cinnamon can also be substituted for apple pie spice or pumpkin spice.

  • Add chopped nuts, such as pecans or walnuts, for a crunchy topping. I like to grill them beforehand to have a more complex flavor than raw nuts.

  • If you prepare the apples in advance, they may turn brown due to oxidation. To prevent them from browning, squeeze lemon juice onto the apples or soak the apple slices in a bath of lemon juice and water.

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Did You Try My Recipe?

Let me know if you did in the comments section. I’d be happy to have your feedback. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 585Calories
  • 17.3 g Fat
  • 110.3 g Carbs
  • 4.6 gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Per Serving Size (based on 8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 585
% Daily Value*
Total Fat17.3 g 22%
Saturated Fat11.5 g 57%
Cholesterol30 mg 10%
Sodium281 mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate110.3 g 40%
Dietary Fiber8.4 g 30%
Total Sugars80.1 g
Protein4.6 g
Vitamin C8 mcg 40%
Calcium49 mg 4%
Iron3 mg 16%
Potassium455 mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.