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Apple Crisp is crunchy sweetness over fresh ripe apples all baked together for a tasty fall or winter treat! This recipe is Low-​Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian and Dairy-​Free. An easy, delicious dessert that is also fantastic with frozen apples in the dead of winter.

Apple Crisp With Coconut Oil

Apple Crisp With Coconut Oil. Topped today with homemade French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. The combination is astoundingly rich and delicious!

The garden season is moving distinctly toward fall. This is a bittersweet moment in the seasonal year. Summer heat and dry (never a problem for me) is giving way to a touch of cool in the air. The days are shorter now. Dew; glimmering morning  glory, drops over spider webs, fences and field grass.

It’s beautiful out. This is September; the transition month. Summer wanes.  Our garden spaces are opening up as we continue the summer harvests into fall. Time for the fall plantings.

Apple Crisp With Coconut Oil

Apple Crisp With Coconut Oil

Our apple trees are loaded with several varieties of apples. The fujis are making us a sweet, crunchy apple crisp tonight. We love apple crisp and applesauce, apple chips and apple pie…anything apple is welcome in my kitchen! I comfort myself in the cold, dismal, winter months with apple recipes from that freezer.Apple Crisp With Coconut Oil

Update:

The pictures you see here today are from a batch of Apple Crisp I made the other day, in February 2016, using my frozen Fugi apples. This last time I made Apple Crisp, I searched every likely spot for my brown sugar. I finally gave up and used molasses instead. I just drizzled in a bit and kept stirring the topping until it had a good caramel flavor; but not the strong molasses flavor.

It worked beautifully in this crisp. And then I found my brown sugar 🙂 Overall, I’d say the molasses is a better health option. I reduced the sugar somewhat by using way less molasses than brown sugar. I used only about 2 Tablespoons (if that) of molasses.

Need an alternative to Homemade French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or whipped cream? Homemade Greek yogurt makes an excellent protein rich, topping. No sweetener needed on this topping either. Just heavily strained homemade Greek yogurt. It has the texture of a rich, thick sour cream with a mild creamy flavor. Homemade Greek yogurt complements this sweet apple crisp dessert, just right.

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This Apple crisp recipe may have a bit too much sugar in it but the fats are great, the apples and oats are healthy, and it’s loaded with fiber which helps digest it all. Step it up a notch and use organic ingredients.

I recommend a pie apple or baking apple for this recipe. Follow the link to go to the farmer’s Almanac. It has a nice table of apple varieties and their uses. You’ll be sure to find a good apple for your area. Do NOT choose very sweet apples like Red Delicious. You will not be happy with the gross mushy, too sweet, results. The apples matter.

Apple Crisp with Coconut Oil Recipe:

This apple crisp recipe is popular with me because it is so easy and always a crowd pleaser. I can have it in the oven about five minutes after I cut up the apples. In under an hour from picking the apples off our tree (I timed it!) I can have dessert on the counter cooling.

I always make a double batch so our crew can have leftovers for breakfast (apple crisp makes a really good breakfast!) This recipe is dairy free! That’s because I replaced the butter with coconut oil. Once again coconut oil improved a recipe for me! It’s a better healthy fat than butter and the flavor bump is impressive!

Apple Crisp With Coconut Oil

Apple Crisp With Coconut Oil

This is an incredibly flexible dessert. You can change many things about this recipe, and should, depending on your circumstances. Your apple variety and weather you’re using fresh or frozen apples has a lot to do with the success of your recipe. All apples are different. Adjust the recipe to factor in apple variety dryness.

For frozen apples: Drain the apples if they are runny as they defrost. This is all about what you like in your crisp. We prefer ours like the one you see here today. Lots of juice but it needs to stay on a fork. YUM!Apple Crisp with Coconut Oil

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Here’s the basic method for you:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and oil baking pan.
  • Prepare apples.
  • Arrange sliced apples in a oiled 8×8 square baking dish.
  • Sprinkle evenly over the apples 1/4 Tablespoon cinnamon and 1/3 Cup granulated sugar.
  • Combine the sugars,remaining cinnamon, flour and oats; stir in the melted coconut oil.
  • Spread mixture over the apples.
  • Pour water evenly over the top.
  • Bake at 375 degree oven for 30 minutes

 Enjoy your dessert!

Apple Crisp With Coconut Oil

Apple Crisp With Coconut Oil with Homemade French Vanilla Bean Ice cream. ‘To die for’!!!

 

Apple Crisp with Coconut Oil
Yield: 9 servings

Apple Crisp with Coconut Oil

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Apple Crisp is crunchy sweetness over fresh ripe apples all baked together for a tasty fall or winter treat!

Ingredients

  • 5 medium tart apples, cored and sliced
  • 1/3 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 Cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 Cup All-purpose flour
  • 3/4 Cup regular oats
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 Cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and oil baking pan
  2. Prepare apples by coring and slicing
  3. Arrange sliced apples in oiled 8x8 square baking dish
  4. Sprinkle 1/4 Tablespoon cinnamon and 1/3 Cup granulated sugar evenly over the apples
  5. Combine the remaining sugars, remaining cinnamon, flour and oats; stir in the melted coconut oil
  6. Spread mixture over the apples
  7. Pour water evenly over the top
  8. Bake at 375 degree oven for 30 minutes

Nutrition Information

Yield

9

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 297Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 4gSugar 30gProtein 2g

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Peter

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

So I just made this and WOW it is good. I added some blueberries with the apples; however, I think next time I won't add the water. It is delicious though. Thank you for the recipe.

Diane

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

Hi Peter, Thanks so much for your input and rating this recipe. I'm happy you enjoyed it. This is a well tested recipe that we love. The addition of blueberries sounds really good! And, Of course, the water over the top is only a matter of taste. We like our topping a bit moist.

Thanks again for sharing your experience with this apple crisp. It helps our readers so much to know your thoughts. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

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Susie

Friday 13th of November 2015

We got another case of apples. I'm making this recipe for dinner tonight. If there's any left over, they'll be offering it for breakfast on Sunday

homemadefoodjunkie

Friday 13th of November 2015

So good to know they love this recipe Susie!

Susie

Tuesday 13th of October 2015

I made this recipe for 150 people at our local VFW. We have a large gathering every Friday evening for dinner and meat raffle.

We often get donations from Satsop/Elma farmers that we share with our local Senior Center. A few weeks ago, we got a case of nice Gala apples so I jumped on here to find an easy recipe.

Cooking is not my passion (although eating is), so I needed a simple recipe with few ingredients; but, it had to be very good (VFW is full of ornery elderly folk who let you know if something tastes bad). This recipe made me a star!

I tripled the batch easily and even though I forgot to add the flour, it was fantastic! I got many "We want that again" which for my cooking should tell you how great Diane's recipes are.

I will be making this again for the ornery elderly at the VFW and for my family when they visit.

Thank you, Diane, for all your hard work!

homemadefoodjunkie

Wednesday 14th of October 2015

THat's so wonderful Susie! I'm delighted they like my version of this delicious, traditional fall treat!

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