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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.

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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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Sunday 15th of September 2019

What are the best type of apples to use

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Firmer apples like red delicious.


Thursday 7th of March 2019

Hi, Made this tonight and it was fantastic. I only had half the amount of Graham crackers, though, so used oats for the rest...and upped the spice a touch. Phenomenal! Thanks from Ontario!!


Tuesday 10th of October 2017

I made this for Thanksgiving this weekend with crab apples and it was the best apple crisp I have ever eaten in my life. I was very apprehensive about the graham crumbs but this is now my go-to for any type of function that i am cooking for in the future.

Peggy Head

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

Which book is this in? I have 3 of them and can't find it.

Maureen Sexton

Tuesday 1st of October 2019

What would be the best apples to use in this recipe. Going to make it for Thanksgiving.

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 3rd of November 2016

Neither. Not all my online recipes are in my cookbooks. There are over 1500 recipes online now. Impossible to fit them all in 3 books I'm afraid.


Tuesday 25th of October 2016

I made this for Sunday night supper's dessert. Had planned to make an apple pie, but got lazy and tried this instead. So glad I did! It was wonderful, and the graham cracker topping makes it a little more special.

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