This simple yet delicious Vegan Apple Crisp is the perfect holiday dessert! The crunchy oat topping and sweet cooked apple filling goes great on every table.
VEGAN APPLE CRISP RECIPE
I LOVE desserts, but during the holidays, it's hard to eat a rich, decadent dessert after a huge meal! Luckily, this Vegan Apple Crisp brings all the dessert I need and none of the heaviness, dairy, or excess breading!
This gorgeous vegan dessert is similar in shape to apple pie but has no crust — just a rolled oat and pecan topping filled with cinnamon and sugar deliciousness.
Need another dairy-free dessert for the family? Try this gluten-free Cherry Delight with a soft cheesecake filling piled with cherries but no milk!
INGREDIENTS IN VEGAN APPLE CRISP
Apples - Choose your favorite apples for baking with. I like to use two types - one that is tart and another that is sweet.
Maple Syrup - This is one of our sweeteners for this crisp and gives a warm flavor that just reminds me of fall.
Corn Starch - Used here as a gluten-free thickening agent for the apple mixture.
Cinnamon- This warm spicy stuff belongs anywhere where apples are.
Ginger - Ground ginger adds another layer of spiciness and flavor to the apples.
Nutmeg - Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg are the perfect spice trio for this dish.
Sugar - Adds more sweetness and caramelizes nicely in the topping
Rolled Oats - Choose gluten free rolled oats.
Pecans - Chop your nuts finely, but not too small. You want them to be crunchy in your topping.
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN APPLE CRISP
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Wash and core your apples.
- Next, dice your apples! I like leaving the skin on, but you can also peel them before dicing.
- Then, mix your rolled oats, chopped pecans, sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup for your crisp topping in a large bowl.
- Pour apple filling mixture into the bottom of your greased pie tart dish. Then, add the crisp topping. Bake for about 50 minutes or until the top is slightly browned and the filling is bubbly. Enjoy!
WHICH APPLES TO USE FOR VEGAN APPLE CRISP
Cooked apples are such a delicious treat, on their own or in a dessert, and a lot of that goodness comes from the type of apple you use.
In this recipe, I recommend a blend of green and red apples to balance the tart and the sweet. With the green apples, I prefer the lovely Granny Smith, but Golden Delicious also works you don't like things to be tart.
For the red apples, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, and Gala are all great options. Have one of each? Try them all!
HOW TO SERVE VEGAN APPLE CRISP
This vegan dessert is great on its own! It doesn't have a crust, so it's more scoop and serve than slice and serve. What it lacks in traditional beauty it more than makes up for in delicious fall, apple flavor.
Have some dairy-free vanilla ice cream? Try this a la mode like apple pie!
More vegan holiday recipes to try:
Vegan Green Bean Casserole is my favorite holiday side dish. I've been known to make it on a regular Saturday too.
Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole is amazing on a holiday table or for a side dish any time.
I make an amazing Air Fryer Apple Crisp when I want to have it ready super quickly.
Vegan Apple Crisp
- 2 mixing bowls
- Pie tart pan
Apple Crisp Filling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Dice apples into bite-sized pieces.
- In a large bowl, mix apple crisp filling ingredients. Pour mixture into greased pie tart pan.
- In another large bowl, mix together the crisp topping ingredients. Pour mixture over the apple mixture.
- Bake for about 50 to 55 minutes, or until bubbly. Serve warm. Enjoy!
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