Chefs' Best Apple Crisps and Crumbles

Food Network chefs make use of in-season apples by smothering them in crisp or crumble toppings for fall-inspired desserts.

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Apple and Pear Crisp

Ina's five-star crisp features ripe Bosc pears and firm Macoun apples for a great combination of fall's best fruit.

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Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Five pounds of apples cook down for Ina's seasonal apple crisp. Citrus really enhances the flavor of the apples, so use the zest and juice of a lemon and an orange.

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Apple Crisp

The Neelys make a quick and simple apple crisp that is served in individual portions.

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Skillet Granola-Apple Crisp

By toasting a bit of prepared granola with butter, we were able to keep this dish light and healthy while still providing a delicious crunchy topping to sweet spiced apples.

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Baked Apple with Crisp Topping

Sunny makes this German-inspired dessert by stuffing strawberry jam inside an apple before adding crisp topping.

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Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Make a rolled oat and walnut topping for a delicious mixture of apples and raspberries that can be served with whipped cream or ice cream.

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Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream

Turn on the grill for Bobby's outdoor dessert. He grills sliced apples before combining them with a brown sugar and granola topping.

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Gina's Pear and Apple Cobbler

Gina remixes a classic peach cobbler by swapping in pears and Granny Smith apples. The tart apples are balanced by the sweet pears.

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Apple Crisp

Alex Guarnaschelli uses a very large dish to cook her crisp, ensuring a nice ratio of apple to topping by the time it bakes down.

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Apple-Cinnamon Crumble Bars

These very simple but impressive bars use boxed cake mix for the base, streusel on top and apple butter in between for a sweet snack that's not too sugary.

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Apple-Berry Cobbler Pie

Turn the traditional cobbler into an easy-to-transport pie that has a crumbly crust and combines the flavors of apples and cinnamon with sweet berries.

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