This apple crisp with apple pie filling and oats is probably my favorite fall dessert hack because it’s so easy and delicious. All you need to make this is flour, oats, apple pie filling, brown sugar, margarine, and cinnamon! Get the recipe and see how easy it is!
My kids love all of the fall activities – picking apples with grandma, making fall crafts with apples, and dodging the yearly fall cleanup chores. They also love fall desserts, one of our favorites being apple crisp.
We all love it, but I’m letting the cat out of the bag: I don’t make it with fresh apples. I could, and it’s delicious, but my grandma passed down her favorite apple crisp recipe – the one I grew up on too – and it’s so easy and delish.
Back then it was just called an easy recipe. Nowadays it’s called a recipe hack. Whatever you wanna call it, it’s a delicious apple crisp that whips together in practically no time.
Easy Apple Crisp with Apple Pie Filling and Oats Recipe
First thing, pour your apple pie filling into your 13×9-inch baking dish. We had some amazing homemade kind that we used, but normally we go with the store-bought kind.
You can totally decide how many cans to use. It all depends on your preference for the apples-to-topping ratio. I like a lot of topping so we don’t go crazy with the apple pie filling.
Second, dump in flour, then oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon into a bowl.
Mix it all together.
Then add in small cubes of cold butter.
Helpful hint: While there are a few different utensils you could use to mix in the butter, try a pastry blender. It’s more comfortable in your hands to work the butter into the dry mixture
Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the apple pie filling.
Then pop it into the oven. It doesn’t take as long as regular apple crisp because the apples aren’t raw and don’t need to be cooked. It just needs to be in long enough for the crisp to… crisp!
The hardest part is that once it’s done you’ll have to wait at least a few minutes for it to cool off. Try and be patient!
Finally, dish it up!
Whether you eat it piping hot, with ice cream, or as leftovers the next day, you'll love how quickly this apple crisp hack comes together for you to enjoy!
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 6 Tbsp cold margarine
- 2-3 cans apple pie filling
Pour apple pie filling into 13×9 baking dish.
Mix together flour, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon.
Cut in cold margarine.
Sprinkle brown sugar mixture onto apples.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes until top is golden brown.
Let cool and serve.
Whether you eat it piping hot, with ice cream, or even for breakfast the next morning, (I may or may not have done that more than once) you’ll love how quickly this easy apple crisp comes together for you to enjoy!