Apple Crisp is Better Than Pie and it’s Vegan!

apple crisp

Apple Crisp is everything you love about apple pie without that potentially burnt crust. Only the deliciously sweet center and it’s vegan! For some reason I always considered crisps an after thought in my dessert choices. Boy was I wrong, because apple crisp is all pie with no crust. It’s amazing!


If you constantly crave apple pie like me, but could care less about the often bland crust, then you need my baked apple crisp in your life! Now is the perfect time to embrace and experience a plethora of delicious desserts. Apple crisp gets it’s time to shine. I love pies and I always consider the fall/winter as prime pie season. Thanksgiving is like a pie holiday and I’m a pumpkin pie gal, but this apple crisp is a strong competitor to unseat pumpkin pie atop my dessert throne.

Often times, the best desserts are the easiest to prepare. This apple crisp is super easy and even more tasty. Even if you don’t like to bake or think you can’t, this recipe is one you definitely can make all by yourself. Peeling and cutting up your apples is the hardest step, so I know you’ll do just fine! I love recipes like this because the payoff is absolutely fabulous.

How do you choose your apple type for your crisp? Although I used red Gala apples because they are my daughter’s favorite, I do think green Granny Smith apples are absolutely amazing in this crisp. They have a tang that perfectly compliments the sweetness of this dessert. Since my daughter loves red apples, that is what we used and it made our dessert extra sweet in a good way!

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This dessert is a perfect alternative to pie and honestly, it’s easier to make and more fun to eat. If you bring this to your Thanksgiving dinner, it will get completely eaten up. Maybe bake two, so you have leftovers for yourself. Keep it warm or reheat it when you’re ready to eat. Definitely top your crisp with some ice cream (dairy or nondairy). Then snap a photo or two and tag us on Instagram. We love to share!


Baked Apple Crisp (vegan)



Recipe Details:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yields: 12-15 servings

Filling Ingredients:

  • 4 apples, peeled and sliced (I used red Gala apples)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup white sugar

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

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  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius).
  2. Peel your apples, then core and slice them.
  3. Put your apple slices in large bowl. Add all of the rest of your filling ingredients into the bowl. Mix thoroughly until your apple slices are completed coated, then pour your filling into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish (or similar size).
  4. Rinse and wipe out your large bowl. Add all of your topping ingredients into the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  5. Evenly spread your topping over the apple mixture in your baking dish.
  6. Bake your apple crisp for 50 minutes (up to one hour) uncovered.
  7. Serve warm with ice cream on top.


Meet Our Baker:

Mandi Mellen is Lead Editor, Writer, and Co-Owner of BuzzChomp. She’s an acclaimed Actor, Director and Producer. Visit M Square Productions for her film work, or get lost in her comedy on Pillow Talk TV. You can follow her on TikTok, Twitter and Instagram.

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