Quick and Easy Apple Cherry Crisp

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Apple Cherry Crisp is the perfect dessert as we transition from late summer into early fall. Cherries quickly goes out of season here in Southern California by August and apples are coming into the season, so why not enjoy them both while you can.

Apple Cherry Crisp
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I’m a huge fan of fruit crisps!!! I love that combo of the fresh fruit with that crunchy, sweet topping. Crisps are a great dessert to create because they are easy to make, and they make your home smell amazing as you bake it. Top that warm crisp with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and its perfection.

Cherry Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients Needed

  • apples
  • sugar
  • lemon juice
  • corn starch
  • cherry pie filling
  • butter
  • flour
  • brown sugar
  • rolled oats

How do you make Apple Cherry Crisp?

If you want to make this recipe SUPER simple you could buy a can of cherry pie filling and a can of apple pie filling. Here is my Cherry Pie Filling Recipe that is simple to make.

Granny Smith Apples Chopped

For this apple cherry crisp, I peel and chopped up 3 Granny Smith apples into bite-sized pieces. Put your apples in a large bowl, then I drizzled about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice on top of the apples and toss the apples to coat.

Apples and sugar

Add some sugar and cornstarch to the cut-up apples and mix until the apples are coated.

Coated Apples for the Crisp

Add the coated apples to a buttered baking dish.

Adding cherries to apples

Add your cherry pie filling to the apples. You can make homemade cherry pie filling or a can of cherry pie filling works great!

Apples and Cherries mixed together

Mix the apples and cherries together until they are evenly incorporated.

Making the Crumble Topping

Crumb Topping Ingredients

Then it’s time to make the crumb topping – super easy with melted butter, brown sugar, flour, and oats. If you love cinnamon and want to give it more of a fall flavor I would add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the crumble mixture. Stir the crumble ingredients together until mixed then sprinkle on top of the apple cherry mixture.

Baked Apple Cherry Crisp
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Can I Make this into a Pie?

Absolutely you can modify this recipe to make it a pie. You can use a store-bought pie crust or make your own. Then I shrink down the recipe. This recipe makes an 8×10 pan, so you need to reduce the filling to half. The crumb topping you could shrink in half too unless you really love lots of crumb topping. I would bake it at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and check it.

5 from 1 vote

Apple Cherry Crisp

Apple Cherry Crisp is a great late summer, early fall dessert! Homemade and canned pie fillings can be used with a simple crumb recipe on top.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Cooling:30 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 10 minutes


  • 3 granny smith apples cored, skinned and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • cherry pie filling link to my homemade recipe above or you can buy a canned version

Crumb Topping

  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup oats


  • Preheat your oven to 350° F. Butter a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Core, skin, and cut your apples into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add the lemon juice, sugar, and corn starch to the apples and coat.
  • Pour the apple mixture to the butted baking dish.
  • Add the cherry pie filling on top of the apples and mix until combined.

Crumb Topping

  • Melt the butter
  • Add the flour, brown sugar, and oats to the melted butter and mix together.
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping onto the apple and cherries evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool 30 minutes before serving warm.


You can allow to cool completely and then cover and store in the refrigerator.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, cherry, crisp
Servings: 8 servings
Cost: 10

One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I made this recipe into a pie, since I had a pie crust, for my July 4th. It was a big hit. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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