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Raspberry Apple Crisp with Oat Pecan Topping

The aroma of this Raspberry Apple Crisp with Oat Pecan Topping as it bakes will fill your house and make you look forward to this amazing dessert. Serve this Apple Raspberry crisp warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top and savor every moment.

Apple Raspberry Crisp with Oat Pecan Topping

Apple raspberry crisp

A crisp or crumble is my go-to dessert for bringing to someone's house when we are invited to dinner during the Fall and Winter months.

The reason is crisps are SO easy to make, there's no way to mess them up:

You don't have to be suuper accurate with measurements. It's more of a toss & bake dessert, and it comes out perfect every time. So much easier to make from scratch than pie.

The combination of warm, juicy, baked fruit and crispy topping is absolute perfection to me, especially when topped with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

In this recipe I add pecans and lots of cinnamon to the crispy oat topping, which adds even more crisp and more flavor to the topping. Oh, and pecans and cinnamon are actually nutritious, making this a not totally-awful-for-you dessert, especially considering the apples and raspberries underneath the pecan crisp.

Apple Raspberry Crisp with Oat Pecan Topping

Related recipe: Apple Crumble Cheesecake

Apples + raspberries = match made in heaven

I *LOVE* playing around with different fruit combinations to make different crisps, and this Raspberry Apple Crisp is one of my favorite combinations.

Regular apple crisps are pretty fantastic, but they could use a little tang. And that's where the raspberries come in. 

Raspberries are sweet, but slightly tangy and tart when cooked or baked. They balance out the sweetness of the apples, and they also add a GORGEOUS deep red color to this crisp. 

In addition, raspberries are super healthy, low in sugar, and full of antioxidants. This is practically a salad. 😉

I still add cinnamon and nutmeg to this apple raspberry crisp just like you would to a traditional apple crisp, because those spices add a nice warmth and bring out the flavors of the apple.

Of course, if you want a traditional apple crisp, I got you covered there too!

collage of how to make raspberry apple crisp

Related recipe: Cranberry Apple Crumble

Crispy pecan topping

Are you one of those people who doesn't like nuts in your desserts? 

Well then, we can't be friends.

Just kidding, but give this pecan topping a try. It's totally different than a random nut in the middle of banana bread, it actually makes sense with the crispy topping.

The pecans give an extra crunch to the oat topping, and a really nice aroma because the pecans roast as the apple raspberry crisp bakes.

I use quick cooking oats for the topping. Old fashioned oats or 1-minute oats would both work equally well as the topping for this crisp, but I found a combination of the two is the best for texture.

Apple Raspberry Crisp with Oat Pecan Topping

Related recipe: Air Fryer Baked Apples

I hope you get a chance to make this Raspberry Apple Crisp! It's really so so good that you really would be missing out if you don't make it.

If you enjoyed this recipe, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don't forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!

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Apple Raspberry Crisp with Oat Pecan Topping
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Apple Raspberry Crisp with Oat Pecan Topping

An Apple Raspberry Crisp with Oat Pecan Topping is a great twist on the classic apple crisp. Makes a great Thanksgiving dessert, especially when topped with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Cool down time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Kate
Cost: $15


Apple Raspberry Filling
  • 3 lbs apples - (about 4 large), peeled and chopped into ½ - ¾ inch pieces
  • 2 - 2.5 cups fresh or frozen raspberries - thawed if frozen
  • 3 tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon - , or less to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch salt
Oat Pecan Topping:
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter - plus more for greasing the pie dish
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup brown sugar - light or dark
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch salt
Other ingredients
  • Scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving


  • Preheat oven to 375F. Use butter to grease a 9 or 10 inch circle pie dish, or spray it with non-stick spray. 
  • Prepare the filling: In a large bowl, combine the chopped apples, raspberries, 3 tablespoons flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well. 
  • Prepare the crisp topping: In another microwaveable bowl, melt the butter for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Add the rest of the ingredients for the oat pecan topping to the bowl and mix well until you have a crumbly mixture. 
  • Add the filling to the greased pie dish. Scatter the crumble mixture all over the fruit filling. 
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes at 375F, until the crumble topping is starting to brown and the fruit filling is bubbling underneath. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes, or until safe to the touch. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream on top.  


Calories: 361kcal (18%) | Carbohydrates: 50g (17%) | Protein: 4g (8%) | Fat: 18g (28%) | Saturated Fat: 7g (35%) | Cholesterol: 26mg (9%) | Sodium: 20mg (1%) | Potassium: 265mg (8%) | Fiber: 8g (32%) | Sugar: 26g (29%) | Vitamin A: 524IU (10%) | Vitamin C: 8mg (10%) | Calcium: 54mg (5%) | Iron: 3mg (17%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.

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Friday 28th of October 2022

Made this tonight and topped it with some vanilla ice cream. It was the perfect combination of not too sweet, tart, and crunchy.


Friday 28th of October 2022

Thanks so much for leaving your review!

Susan A

Monday 5th of September 2022

Delicious! I made this exactly as written and it was tart and sweet and buttery!


Tuesday 6th of September 2022

Thanks, Susan!! Glad you liked it!


Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

This looks GREAT Kate!! Even the colors are so Christmasy you know?? LOL


Wednesday 3rd of December 2014

Thanks DeLynn! I was wondering whether to put something green in the background of the picture to make it more Christmasy, but then decided the red looked festive enough :)

Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel

Monday 1st of December 2014

i love apple crisp. oh what a great recipe this is! i really think the addition of pecans is splendid!


Monday 1st of December 2014

Thanks! I thought the pecans were great too, they got all toasted and nutty and added an extra crunch to the topping. I can't believe there are people out there who don't like nuts in dessert.

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