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Easy Deep Dish Graham Cracker Apple Crisp

Easy Deep Dish Graham Cracker Apple Crisp. This is one of the best apple crisp recipes I have ever tried and it’s because of a unique ingredient in the crumb topping.

Easy Deep Dish Graham Cracker Apple Crisp

Easy Deep Dish Graham Cracker Apple Crisp

Originally published April, 2015.

My daughter Olivia and I have a great love for graham crackers and love anything with a graham cracker crumb crust. I’d tried the idea of using graham cracker crumbs before in some Cherry Crumble Bars with great success.

So, with a surplus of apples to use in the fridge, this delicious apple crisp came to be invented. Since there were so many apples on hand, I tried to cram as many as I could into this crisp and my deep dish pie pate held them perfectly.

Red delicious apples on a red background. Stock photo.

I like firmer  Red Delicious Apples for this recipe but you can use any kind you like.

The crisp turned out buttery delicious and the flavour of those graham crackers came through really well. It was well appreciated at Sunday dinner a couple of weeks ago and sent everyone clamouring for seconds. 

Easy Deep Dish Graham Cracker Apple Crisp

Easy Deep Dish Graham Cracker Apple Crisp

Next time I might try it with cherries but I’m definitely giving it a whirl come summer peach season in a few months. Can’t wait to try that one!

You may also want to try our recipe for an updated Apple Cobbler.

Apple cobbler photo of a single serving with apples and baking dish in background

Apple Cobbler, the new fashioned way!

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Easy Deep Dish Graham Cracker Apple Crisp
Yield: 8 servings

Easy Deep Dish Apple Crisp

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Easy Deep Dish Apple Crisp - This is one of the best apple crisp recipes I have ever tried and it's because of a unique ingredient in the crumb topping.


  • 8 large apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thick wedges
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 rounded tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the crumb topping

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup butter


To prepare the apple layer

  1. Mix together the brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon and nutmeg until well combined, then toss together with the prepared apples.
  2. Next, pour the apple juice, melted butter and vanilla extract over the apples and toss together gently. Pour the apples into a greased 10 inch deep dish pie pan or a 9x13 baking dish.

To prepare the crumb topping.

  1. Mix together the flour, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and baking powder well.
  2. Using your hands, rub the butter thoroughly through the dry ingredients.
  3. When the butter is fully incorporated press t the crumble mixture together in handfuls so that it holds together and break off chunks of crumble about the size of the top of your forefinger, all over the top of the prepared apples. Press down very lightly and bake for about 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees or until the top is golden brown and the apples are bubbling.
  4. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. A scoop pf really good vanilla bean ice cream is incredible with this crisp.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 512Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 61mgSodium 302mgCarbohydrates 74gFiber 5gSugar 48gProtein 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Jeannie G

Monday 10th of May 2021

My daughter has a gluten allergy, wondering if you’ve tried this with gluten free flour?

Kathy A

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Made this for the first time last winter and we loved it so much that we had it again 3x before the hot weather came. Now it's fall again, chilly weather, and Northern Spy apples (the best for baking/cooking IMO) are available once again. We're going to treat ourselves to this crisp again tonight -- it's now our favourite apple crisp recipe by far! I follow the recipe for good results other than sometimes halving it, no changes necessary, but I rarely have any apple juice in the house. That turned out not to be a problem esp when using a juicy apple like fresh-picked Spys. A tablespoon or so of water worked fine for me otherwise.


Thursday 8th of October 2020

Your picture of the apple crisp show a bottom pie crust but your recipe didn't note it? I'm making it in a pie pan, apple mixture on the bottom and Graham crumbs mixture topped. Hope its good

karen schroeder

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

Really tasty. Burnt my my mouth eating it straight from the oven ! Watch not to over bake it. The topping browns easily. Yum !

Pat Berne

Sunday 13th of September 2020

Delicious! Tried it last night and am glad there are still leftovers! Could you please tell me how long to bake your no-knead bread when doubling the recipe and using a 6 quart Dutch oven. I don’t seem to be able to et the time correct and end up with undercooked bread. Thanks. Pberne

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