Apple Crisp

16 Dec

If I had to choose between pie and cake, I would usually pick pie. Unless there’s cheesecake involved, then the question isn’t even fair. However, making a pie takes time, patience, and a rolling pin. I only have one of those and it’s stored high enough above my sink that I can’t reach it unless I really need it.

Crisps and crumbles are an easy alternative. If anyone happens to know the difference between the two, I’d be happy to hear it. I accidentally bought a few bruised apples, so I thought making a crisp would be a good way to use them. This recipe makes about 9 large servings, but you can double it to fit a 9×13 pan.


Apple Filling-

  • 5 large Fuji apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water

Oatmeal Topping-

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted vegan butter (such as Earth Balance)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash of allspice and cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  In a 9×9 pan, lay out apple slices and sprinkle with sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Pour water over everything.

2. Combine all ingredients for the topping and crumble evenly over top of the apple mixture.

3. Bake for about 45 minutes. Try this with a quadrupel, like my favorite, La Trappe.



8 Responses to “Apple Crisp”

  1. Randi Provost (@randiprov) December 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    lacey, you’re my favorite. this isn’t related to the food. im trying something new. anyway. its looks good. (that is about the food)

  2. dirtanddesserts December 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Really?? cheesecake is your favorite? What about adorable little cupcakes?! Also – do you usually make your own pie crust? A chef friend just told me that the best pie crust is made with vodka

    • avocadosandales December 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

      There’s actually a store about 2 minutes from our apartment that sells vegan pie crusts, so I’ve never attempted to make my own. Cheesecake is so much better than any cake ever!! I don’t think that’s even an argument. Vodka pie? I’d definitely try that.

      • dirtanddesserts December 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

        I used to be obsessed with cheesecake and then I hadn’t tried it for a couple years (or maybe just a couple months, it felt like forever) and then I made this delicious pecan pie cheesecake for Kyle’s birthday. It was so delicious, but it almost led to my insanity… so I’m not sure I can do it again. I’m writing you a novel. But what I’m trying to say is, I imagine vegan cheesecake is harder to make.

  3. Sophie33 February 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    I would devour this tasty dessert with home-made vegan custard! Yummm!

    • avocadosandales February 27, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

      You have to share your recipe for vegan custard-that sounds delicious!

      • Sophie33 February 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

        Maybe one day when I post a crumble recipe!

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