When the leaves start to fall, the air has a chill, and the kids start thinking about pumpkins and trick or treating, I start getting the baking bug. Fall is my favorite time of year to be in the kitchen, and for fall baking, it just doesn’t get any easier (or more delicious) than this quick apple crisp!

With just 5 ingredients, this tasty fall dessert could not be simpler! This is also a great dessert to make with your kids! Last night, I had my six year old turning the crank of the apple peeler, and my four year old chopping apples (supervised with a butter knife) and mixing together the topping. You will love the way your house smells as this apple treat bakes, and will love digging in to all that apple goodness when it is fresh out of the oven!

Here is what you’ll need for Quick Apple Crisp!


5-10 apples (*This really depends on the size/variety you use! 5 large apples or 8-10 small apples typically do the trick.)

(I’ve made this using several different types of apples. Use an apple you’d use in a pie.)

1 9 oz. package of yellow cake mix (*The Jiffy yellow cake mix is perfect, but hard to find. If you can’t find a small cake mix, use half of a regular yellow cake mix, and use the rest in one of those “cake mix” recipes that are all the rage on Pinterest right now!)

2 T sugar

1 T cinnamon

4-6 T melted butter

To Prepare

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Peel, core, and slice your apples. A rustic chop or a fine slice will work. This isn’t a fancy dish…it is perfectly homey.

3. Place your peeled and sliced apples into the bottom of a greased 2 qt. casserole dish. (A 9×13 pan would work too.)

4. In a mixing bowl, stir together the cake mix, sugar, and cinnamon. Sprinkle this mix on top of the apples.

5. Drizzle the melted butter on top of the cake mix mixture.

6. Bake for approximately 35 minutes. The top should be a nice golden color, and the apples should be fork tender. Enjoy this simple taste of fall!!



Keep coming back every day during the month of October for fun family activities, fall food, and lots of crafts and learning activities to do with your kids!

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