Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy apple crisp recipe?  

This easy apple crisp recipe is YUMMY!  The typical apple crisp recipe has an oat and nut and sugar topping mixed with butter and  crumbled on top.  This Make Life Special easy version of an apple crisp recipe is topped with a Spice cake mix , nuts and melted butter to create that  crunchy sweet topping we all love. Plus, the spice cake mix really adds a great cinnamon and spice flavor to the dessert.   And, what could be easier than to use canned apple filling!  Make Life Special recipes are all about EASY so enjoy this EASY and YUMMY Apple Crisp recipe!

Apple Spice Cake Pudding Hot Out of the Oven

I recently posted my recipe for Cherry Cake Pudding.  One of my readers said she loves to make this recipe with Apple Pie Filling and Spice Cake Mix instead of using the Cherry Pie Filling and White or Yellow Cake Mix.   Thank you Victoria H. for this great idea!  Here is the recipe for an easy apple crisp recipe:

Apple Spice Cake Pudding
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  • 2 cans Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 package Spice Cake Mix
  • 2 sticks of butter, melted
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  1. Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan. Spread pie filling in bottom of pan.
  2. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over the top.
  3. Pour melted butter over the top.
  4. Sprinkle nuts on top.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Apple Spice Cake Pudding Ingredients 

Pour Apple Pie Filling in Pan and Top With Cake Mix


Pour Melted Butter over Apple Spice Cake Pudding


Ready for the oven….

Apple Spice Cake Pudding Ready for the Oven


Enjoy a big bowl of this yummy dessert right out of the oven topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel topping!

Remember…”Let’s  Make Life Special  by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”


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Southern Sticky Date Pudding!

Sticky Date Pudding With Caramel Sauce is a Southern Treat!


Sticky Date Pudding is an easy dessert that is great anytime of the year. This recipe has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember and we always bake the Date Pudding in a cast iron skillet.  Date Pudding bakes with a luscious gooey layer of caramel sauce under the tender cake that is filled with dates and pecans.  Scoop up some Sticky Date Pudding and top it off with a big dollop of Homemade Whipped Cream and get ready to swoon!

Let’s Start Baking!

This is a “Make Life Special” quick and easy dessert so grab your cast iron skillet and let’s start baking!

Sticky Date Pudding With Caramel Sauce
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This is a "Make Life Special" Southern treat! Grab your cast iron skillet and get ready to bake!
Serves: 8
  • 1½ cups warm water and 1½ cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Combine warm water and dark brown sugar in a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Set aside.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour this batter into the syrup.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. The top should be lightly browned.
  4. Serve warm with whipped cream.

Here are the ingredients…

Southern Date Pudding Ingredients


Combine the warm water and dark brown sugar in 10 inch cast iron skillet and set aside.

Mix the remaining ingredients together.

Mixing the Southern Date Pudding

Pour the batter into the syrup mixture and it’s ready for the oven!

Pour Southern Date Pudding batter into Cast Iron Skillet


Southern Date Pudding Ready for the Oven

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Spoon warm date pudding into serving bowls and top with a dollop of whipped cream.


I made this dessert on the WBTV Charlotte Morning Show and the hosts LOVED it!  This is truly a taste of the South in your mouth!  And best of all, this takes less than an hour to make!

Remember…Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy! 

Note:  Photography for this recipe was provided by Martha Ruppert and we would like to thank her for a great job!

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