7 Tasty Apple Crisp and Apple Cobbler Recipes to Make This Fall

Cinnamon Roll-Apple Cobbler
Photo: Jacob Fox

When apple season rolls back around, the best way to celebrate is by indulging in your favorite apple crisp recipes (and apple cobblers, too!). Though definitions of crisps and cobblers vary, here we're considering apple crisps to have crumbly toppings of nuts and/or oats while apple cobbler recipes are those with biscuit-like toppers. Call them what you will, you'll find each dessert idea irresistibly delicious.

01 of 07

Walnut Apple Crisp

Walnut Apple Crisp
Karla Conrad

No need to spend hours in the kitchen, this slow cooker apple crisp recipe requires only 10 minutes of prep time. Then a couple hours in the slow cooker and dessert is served. Top with a scoop of ice cream for double the indulgence, if you're so inclined.

02 of 07

Apple-Cranberry Crisp

Apple Cranberry Crisp
Peter Krumhardt

Turn your orchard haul into a batch of cranberry-apple crisp in just under an hour. The filling is very slightly sweetened to balance the tart cranberries and let the natural sweetness of the apples shine. Then the classic crumbly topper—oats, sugar, cinnamon, and butter—on this apple crisp with oatmeal adds the more decadent flavors you love.

03 of 07

Grilled Apple Crisp with Porter-Toffee Sauce

Grilled Apple Crisp with Porter Toffee Sauce
Blaine Moats

Get ready, apple crisp aficionados. This unique spin on the classic dessert gets its irresistible, slightly smoky quality from cooking on your grill in one of those handy foil pans. Your favorite porter beer gives the brown sugar sauce a warm, nutty flavor. This is definitely not your usual apple crisp recipe.

04 of 07

Classic Apple Crisp

Classic Apple Crisp
Andy Lyons

You can't beat a classic. From the golden crumb topping to the cinnamon-nutmeg sauce, this apple crisp recipe from chef Scott Peacock, is perfect for cool autumn evenings. Top each serving with the rich and creamy vanilla bean custard sauce to take it up a level and have everyone declaring this the best apple crisp recipe they've tasted!

05 of 07

Granny Smith Cobbler with White Cheddar Biscuits

Granny Smith Cobbler with White Cheddar Biscuits
Blaine Moats

Tart Granny Smith apples. Warm cinnamon and balsamic sauce. Sweet-salty white cheddar biscuits. Each bite of this home-style apple cobbler recipe has complex flavor dimensions that keep us coming back for bite after bite. Serve it warm on a chilly evening when you need a cozy fall dessert.

06 of 07

Pear, Apple, and Cranberry Cobbler

Pear, Apple, and Cranberry Cobbler in casserole dish on a wire rack
Brie Passano

This apple cobbler idea adds two more fall fruit favorites to the mix. Pears and cranberries complement the apples and citrus flavors in the filling. Rustic biscuits with a bit of cornmeal create the topper that bakes to golden perfection in your casserole dish.

07 of 07

Choose-a-Fruit Crisp

Choose-a-Fruit Crisp
Mike Dieter

Here's a fruit crisp recipe for any season. In summer use peaches or apricots. Come fall, choose pears or apples. Or, use frozen fruit when you're craving a crisp recipe with fruit that's out of season. For all the fall flavors, serve your apple crisp with homemade pumpkin ice cream.

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