Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp

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Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Are you looking to whip up a delicious dessert that is both easy and satisfying? Look no further than warm and baked cinnamon apple crisp!

This classic American dessert is a crowd-pleaser every time. Read on for some tips and tricks that will help you bake up the perfect apple crisp, every time.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream

Should apple crisp be covered while baking?

The verdict is out – some people swear by covering their Apple Crisp while baking, while others don’t. If you want to maintain a crispy topping, it is advisable not to cover the dish while baking. But if you prefer your crisp to be soft, covering might be the way to go. Either way, it’s important to keep an eye on the dish while baking – check on the crisp during the last 10 minutes of baking for the perfect finish.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream

What is the best baking apple for apple crisp?

The best apples for baking apple crisp should have a balance of sweetness and tartness, with a firm texture that doesn’t turn to mush when cooked. Granny Smith apples are widely regarded as the best apples for this dish, but some other great options include Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Braeburn or Cortland. You can also consider using a mix of apples to get a variety of textures and flavors in your apple crisp.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp in a pan

What is the difference between apple crisp and apple crumb pie?

While both desserts share a similar base of spiced baked apples, there are noenjoy some differences between apple crisp and apple crumb pie. One of the main differences between the two desserts is the addition of oats in the topping for the crisp. This makes for a crunchier, more crumbly texture compared to the crispy, flaky crust of an apple pie.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream

How do you make apple crisp not soggy?

Soggy Apple Crisp can be a result of too much liquid in the filling, or the topping underbaking. To prevent sogginess, be careful not to overfill your dish with apples, and bake the topping until crisp and golden brown. You can also try mixing a tablespoon of cornstarch with your apple filling, as cornstarch can help thicken the excess liquid. Finally, refrain from adding water to the apple mixture as that can also make the crisp soggy.

Now that you have the perfect recipe to achieve an Apple Crisp that is crisp on top, soft and flavorful on the inside, you can impress your family and friends with your baking skills. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be well on your way to making the best Apple Crisp dessert!

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Get cozy with this warm and delicious baked cinnamon apple crisp recipe! A perfect dessert to try any time you want a sweet apple treat.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes


  • 6 Large apples cored, peeled, and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • Cup Real maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp 100% apple juice (sugar free)
  • 1 Tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Ground allspice
  • Tsp Fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Old-fashioned rolled oats
  • Cup Almond flour
  • Cup Almonds sliced
  • Cup Honey
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted butter melted
  • Vanilla bean ice cream or freshly whipped cream optional


  • Placetop oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8” x 8” bakingdish and set aside.
  • Place apples in a large non-reactive bowl and toss with fresh lemon juice. Add maple syrup, apple juice, cinnamon, allspice, thyme leaves, and salt. Toss to combine and set aside.
  • Combine topping ingredients in a separate bowl and stir until oats are thoroughly coated and all ingredients are well combined. Set aside.
  • Pour apple mixture into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. Spread the topping evenly across the top in a uniform layer, as well.
  • Place into pre-heated oven and bake for 30 minutes. If the top layer is nicely browned, cover dish loosely with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning. Continue baking for another 15-20 minutes or until the apple crisp is nice and bubbling. Remove from oven and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve warm with some vanilla bean iced cream or freshly whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy!

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