Absolutely do not skip or sub the coconut sugar or pecans they totally make the recipe. More slicing required next time, LOL. Can I use gluten free all- purpose baking flour instead the one you mentioned for the apple pie? 2) Should I keep leftovers in the fridge or out and covered? This was by far one of the best apple pie recipes my family and I ever had. Thank you for this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing! The ginger is a must. This is amazing, I have made it twice and will make and serve to guests tomorrow! I have made it three times in the last month, two for other people/dinner parties and one because my husband loves it and we got some Macintosh Apples at our local grocer. Let us know if you try it! I don’t like overly sweet dishes and this one was on the border, but still excellent. I added a layer of smooth runny peanut butter on top of the apples first and it was delicious, especially when served warm with a scoop of salted caramel ice cream on top! No offense but you changed the recipe entirely… it’s no longer THIS recipe, so I don’t think it’s fair to say “it was lacking in flavor” and giving it four out of five stars! This was very easy to make and turned out perfect! I love your blog. I subbed walnuts for pecans, and almond flour for almond meal. Sadly forgot fresh lemon at store so had to use stuff in bottle – mixed it with the water and tossed with apples before mixing in sugar blend. I love your recipes so much. I know you may be thinking “how can one apple crisp be better than another?” THIS ONE IS THE BEST. Gosh, I’m just now seeing your response almost 3 years later! I usually make double the topping and keep it in the freezer for emergencies. Or, GF flour blend! SERIOUS home run on this one. However I don’t have coconut oil on me, would applesauce work? I also cut back on the sugar in the topping and finally I added fresh cranberries about 2 cups and it came out perfectly! 15. You could also prepare it ahead of time and then bake it day of? Warm with whipped or iced – whatever you choose – takes it to the next level. I can barely describe how delicious it is. If too dry, add a bit more maple syrup. Served to non-vegans who also absolutely loved it! The apple portion was out of this world, but the topping came out a bit dry and burnt which was of course my fault because of all the substitutions !!! This really is the best apple crisp I’ve ever had! melted ghee sub for oil, not exactly vegan but perfect for my dairy intolerance. I made it the night before, kept in fridge overnight and cooked the next afternoon. Super delicious! The first time I mixed the oil in with the rest of the topping ingredients, I knew we had a winner. Brrr! Cinnamon-tossed apples are baked over an almond-oat crust and topped with an oat, coconut sugar crumble! When apple season comes around it doesn’t seem right not to make a pie. This was fantastic. It works similar to the applesauce substitution for oil in other baking. This would have to be one of my favourite recipes on our website. Thank you, Dana, for this and the many recipes that continue to amaze and inspire me to cook. Thank you for posting this!!! Whoop! Let us know how it goes! Yes I did use 1/4 cup for a birthday this afternoon with family and it was a big success. We’re so glad you enjoyed it! LOL! Help! Cinnamon-tossed apples are baked over an almond-oat crust and topped with an oat, coconut sugar crumble! This pie was inspired by my love for all-things deep dish (hello simple deep dish pizza! Will try this recipe GF next time for my GF Dad! The one thing I find non-negotiable with apple crisp is an oat topping. Hurry up and make it! I made this pie yesterday and it is gorgeous and I love it! I added raisins (sultanas) to the filling because I like things to be extra sweet :) And it was AMAZING. Did you make sure to include the flour in the filling? Thanks so much. Thanks for another awesome recipe! Not only is this the best vegan apple crisp, it is THE best apple crisp. This recipe is sooo good! The creamy topping is coconut whipped cream. I also used crushed almonds since I didn’t have pecans + grated ginger AND ginger powder… Soooo so yummy! I am going to make this because it looks wonderful and I want to use my grandmothers iron skillet. Such a shame- we hand picked these apples and I feel guilty for wasting all of these ingredients. Better yet, is it a 3 or 4 quart baking dish? Thank you!! This is the most delicious pie ever and I will be making it very frequently!!! I cut the sugar in half, and would decrease it a little more next time (both the apple mixture and the topping). Thanks Dana! Fall dessert perfection. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Karisma. This one looks fab! I can tell that its the best just by looking at the pics!! (I am gluten-intolerant.) -used cashews for the nuts i used one c almond meal instead of the pecans and dark br sug [what i had]; overall was very sweet would cut sugar back to half-cup. I used your recipe but didn’t have almond meal so made my own walnut meal in my vitamix. Hi Akhila, for substitutions, check out our Recipe FAQ! yum yum, I love a good apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. hmmm, now, for the oil? Apple crisp is one of the best things ever—I want to bake this version very, very soon! Super moist and flavorful, healthy, and made in one bowl! I like that you mentioned to use half sweet apples and half tart apples to give it a more layered flavour profile. BUT if you say it’s the best, then I must believe you as you haven’t failed us followers before ;). This recipe looks absolutely delicious. One friend, who considers himself an apple crisp aficionado, admitted that this version was better than his mom’s famous recipe. I’ve been making crisps for many years and this is the best. Yes, it is super versatile! I had to make many substitutions … all I had was brown sugar so I used only brown sugar instead of all 3. It’s super helpful for us and other readers. My first time making an apple crisp, everybody loved it. Yummilicious! Used the water option versus juice and the brown sugar option as well as the cornstarch. So easy and the flavors are amazing!! I made it for my parents, who aren’t vegan, and they loved it! xo. I loe the recipe so much! I put the prepared apples, filling, and topping all in separate bags, which made it super quick to put together at the last minute! However, I did not follow recipe to the “t” as I did not have almond flour on hand. One slice on the crisp is 50g of sugar, around twice the amount I'd like to have in an entire day! Made it for a card party and everyone loved it. Let us know if you give it a try! xo, Holy wow!! I’ve made this so many times and it’s always a hit. I used Panela, the Colombian unrefined sugar, which I think is similar to muscovado, and the coconut sugar. But if you’re going to indulge in dessert why not make it fruit? Subtly spiced Thanks so much for sharing! The best apple crisp recipe I have ever made, and I’ve made my share. Thanks so much for your kind words and lovely review, Jane! Instead of the sugars chop up a few dates and add them. Instead of oil in the topping I use a little applesauce. This is truly the best dessert recipe! xo. Ingrid. However, you’re recipe was absolutely amazing. By the time the whole wheat pastry was mixed, there was no way for us to mix in any all purpose flour to really balance it out. This will be my go to apple crisp from now on. If you press “ctrl+f” on a PC or “command+f” on a mac, a find bar should pop up that allows you to search for specific words in the post and comments. You know what you’re doing!!! If you’re like me and you don’t like when it’s too sweet you should take only 1/2 cup of brown sugar. (4 tart (like granny smith), 4 sweet (like honey crisp) // organic when possible). Will definitely be making this again for both breakfast and dessert! Dana, thank you for all your recipes. Try it. It’s super helpful for us and other readers. It is always perfect. Hmm, it will provide a very different texture but let us know if you give it a try! It’s super helpful for us and other readers. I’ve tried several of your recipes and not one has disappointed! Here’s what I modified- About to head out to get some of the ingredients to make this!! Whoop! We served with coconut vanilla ice cream. Thanks for sharing. I’d love to see what you come up with. oh this looks absolutely gorgeous, i love a combination of crumble & pie in one. Hi Ashley, you could try more oats and flour in place of almond meal! I usually adapt a little: I use a bit of organic sugar and the rest is brown sugar (in my country coconut sugar is too expensive), and sub the pecans for brazillian nuts. Hi Dana, Feb 21, 2017 - Easy 10-ingredient Apple Pie Crumble Bars! It was a hit from adults and kids!! Hmm, we think the gala apples would be the most likely to be watery of those three. Hi! I’m wondering if it’s possible to prep this the day before baking it. They behave differently both in texture and taste. Thanks for the great suggestions! Hi Dana! I planned on halving the recipe, as it is just the two of us. Thanks so much for all you do and create! Whoop! I’ve made it countless times, for all kinds of gatherings. Wholesome, simple ingredients, simple to make, tender, and perfectly sweet! Celebrating simple cooking with recipes that require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl, or 30 minute or less to prepare. Pls post more good stuff! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C). I will decrease the spices for the family next time, it was a bit much for my little one – left more for me :) Congratulations on such an amazing blog. It creates a crumbled mess. This is honestly the best apple crisp I’ve ever had! I have been on a Minimalist Baker cooking spree and LOVE your recipes! I have made this recipe multiple times and I have adjusted the size; doubling, halfing etc. I love all your recipes and cookbook! Bananas, really ripe? Was WAAAAAAAAY TOO SWEET! The best Apple Crisp I’ve ever made….and I’ve made dozens. Beautiful apples that still hold their shape with a crunchy and buttery topping. Thanks so much for your kind words and lovely review! It’s super helpful for us and other readers! Thanks! Really delicious and I plan to make again during Christmas. I took this pie over to some friends and didn’t start it until an hour and a half before leaving, so it comes together pretty quick. Muscovado and coconut sugar add sweetness, while cinnamon adds warmth and autumnal flavor. ). . 4 inches? This recipe was stellar. I played around with your recipe a bit as I did not want to add the coconut oil. I love this and can’t wait to give it an ole whirl. Thank you for making my life easier. And, yes, really ripe bananas I’d say would work great for oils. Can it be made 1 day ahead? Thanks for sharing! We’re so glad you both enjoyed it, Erin! I recently went vegan and needed a great apple crisp recipe, which is one of my favorite desserts. Add to a large mixing bowl and top with remaining filling ingredients. I used just arrowroot powder as the thickener. I have to say, it was not nearly as good :(. I managed to have some myself while it was still warm. Thanks so much! It’s the perfect blend of sweet, sour, and mild spice. The spice blend is just perfect. This was delicious! Absolutely lovely with some coco-whip on a warm evening. You could just use more oats and flour in place of almond meal! We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Nicole! This is a nice recipe. Used 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 olive oil. Can I use walnuts instead of pecans though, will it be just as delicious? Leave a comment, rate it, and take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram! Let us know how it goes! That topping, though! The lemon zest I added to the crumble gave the dish a dreamy freshness! Xx. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Get the Pear Spice Upside-Down Cake recipe from Fat Free Vegan. Delicious recipe! My husband doesn’t feel well after eating something made with oil even though he had no problem with the amount of sugar in it! Xo. Completely forgot about it for a while… but I’m obsessed again. Get our copy of FAN FAVORITES featuring 20 of our most loved, highly-rated recipes! this has become my go to apple crisp. We put a scoop of cashew vanilla icecream on top and it was such a perfect treat for fall. If so, would you increase the sugar a bit? Will adjust for next time. One star docked. I’m just not quite sure if my local supermarket will do unbleached flour. But pumpkin? Wow. The end result was everything that I hoped it would be, as I used the amounts that you called for in EVERYTHING that I did use, even if I subbed and the end result was NOTHING short of PERFECTION! Any advice on an ingredient to replace the rolled oats in the toppling for a gluten free person? We subbed with Bob Mill’s gluten free and added a tad more lemon juice. Thanks for sharing your recipe. And there wasn’t any liquid at the bottom in mine from omitting the water… But honestly it’s lacking in FLAVOR. You are creatively amazing. Took a lot more time than expected to put together. I also only used 1/4 cup sugar in the crumble. Oh man, I love this idea! I used Honey Crisp apples and Granny Smith apples as suggested, and I thought it was the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. Bake at 400 for ~45 minutes, or until the pie is warm and bubbly and the top is golden brown. I made this for Thanksgiving and it was completely amazing!! xo. So appreciate your generosity. I added some extra cinnamon and other spices to my taste : ), We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Aly! Making this weekend for football viewing! I also didn’t have muscovado sugar so omitted that as well. I Also made banana/peanut butter/almond milk ice cream to go with it. *To keep this recipe gluten-free, ensure your oats are gluten free and sub the unbleached all-purpose for a gluten-free flour blend, such as my, Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. This “healthified” version uses less sugar. It was absolutely wonderful. So delicious everyone should try this!! It paired nicely! Thank you! Use the rolling pin to roll it up and lay it gently over a 10-inch cast iron skillet or standard 9-inch pie baking dish and gently form it to the edges with your fingers. But leftovers are AMAZING. 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