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Vegan Apple Crisp

Vegan Apple Crisp

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This irresistible vegan apple crisp has warm, gooey apples and a golden oat-streusel topping! Made with simple plant-based ingredients, this comforting dessert is the perfect treat.


  • 2 pounds sweet tart, crisp cooking apples, about 6 cups (4 large or 6 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour (almond flour for gluten-free)
  • ¾ cup Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons cold vegan butter (or refined coconut oil), cut into pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Make the filling: Core, peel and thinly slice the apples. In a large bowl, combine the apples with the lemon juice, lemon zest, cornstarch, granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, the ginger, and allspice in a large bowl and toss until well coated. Pour it into a 9 x 9 inch baking dish or 7 x 11 inch baking dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, make the crumble topping: stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and kosher salt. Add the vanilla and stir. Cut the butter into small pieces and add it to the bowl. Use a pastry cutter or fork to mix it into the dry ingredients until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. It may take a while, so be patient; mix until all butter chunks are incorporated. 
  4. Evenly distribute the crumble over the top of the apples, breaking the topping into small crumbles as you add it.
  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until browned and bubbly. Cool for 1 hour. Then serve with vanilla ice cream. Stores refrigerated for 3 days or freeze up to 3 months in a sealed container. Reheat it in a 350°F oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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