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Actually Crispy Apple Crisp

Actually Crispy Apple Crisp

My first post of 2019! This was actually made end of last year, but we were so busy with moving to our new place I was never able to get this post up until now. Now presenting – my actually crispy apple crisp!

I’ve never been a huge fan of eating apples by itself; more often than not, it tastes a bit like onions to me. With that said, I love some warm apple cider, apple pie, apple cake, apple crisp….yea you get the idea.

To me, the best things about apple crisps hands down are the crunchy topping and the caramelized sugar parts. This is why I like to add the extra almond bits on top, and give the filling a head start by cooking them in a rich butter-sugar sauce first. Whether you top with some ice cream or enjoy warm as is….this one is a keeper!

Actually Crispy Apple Crisp

A classic dish with crisp topping and and gooey filling

Keyword apple, baked goods, crisp, dairyfree, dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Rachel Chin


Apple Filling

  • 5-6 small apples (diced)
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)

Crispy Crumble

  • 1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 375F 


  1. In a pan, add 2 tbsp butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar and heat on medium high heat until it becomes a caramel like sauce. 

  2. Juice 1/2 of the lemon and slice the other half. Add in the lemon juice and slices, apples, salt, and cinnamon into pan. Cook and stir apples for about 6-7 min, or until apples are soft. 


  1. Mix the flour, oats, melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. You will add the almonds later. 


  1. Add the filling into a 8-9 inch pan, or something similar. Spread the crumble mixture evenly on top. Lastly, sprinkle the almond slivers on top of the crumble. 

  2. Bake in a preheated oven for about 25 min, or until you observe browning and bubbles on top. If you see almonds getting too browned, you can cover with a sheet of aluminum foil to avoid burning. 

  3. Serve warm and enjoy! 

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