This Rustic Maple Apple Crisp is TO. DIE. FOR. And by rustic I mean I’m actually just being lazy by not peeling the apples. Oops. You don’t like the skins? Feel free to peel them. But I think they add a pretty nice flavor…and do you know how long it takes to peel that many apples for a crisp? Heck no thank you.
It’s perfect for a super easy holiday dessert, if you’re short on time or ingredients – and really easy to double (just use a bigger baking pan!) if you’re having a massive holiday get together. The secret ingredient? This homemade apple pie spice blend. DO IT.
Or, even better, if all of the more *ahem, skilled* hands in the kitchen are busy doing other things for a holiday meal, this one is really easy to follow and bursting with flavor that even beginner cooks can master. It’s not totally overloaded with sugar that’ll leave you in a coma (like most other apple crumbles out there), but hey, if you’re into that sort of thing, definitely top this one off with some vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Because if you’re going to go big (or go home) on a dessert, the holidays are the time to do it!
Also, don’t ask me – I don’t really know the difference between an Apple Crisp and Apple Crumble. I think they’re basically the same thing. Tom-ay-to, tom-ah-to, ya know what I mean? It’s leviooosa, not leviosA.
Whatever you call it, this Rustic Maple Apple Crisp will blow your socks off. Just make sure you leave room after your holiday feast for this dessert! Bonus points if you serve it with some deeelish ice cream and caramel sauce!!
- 6 medium apples, cored and diced into bite-sized pieces
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup or maple sugar
- 2 Tbsp melted butter or ghee
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp apple pie spice
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup almond flour
- 2 Tbsp coconut flour
- ¾ cup chopped walnuts
- ⅓ cup maple sugar
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 tsp apple pie spice
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine the apples, 1 tsp apple pie spice, vanilla, 2 tsp lemon juice, maple syrup, and melted butter in a 10-12-inch cast iron skillet or 9x13in baking pan.
- In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the crumble: almond flour, coconut flour, chopped walnuts, melted butter, sugar, 1 tsp apple pie spice, and sea salt with your hands.
- Bake 30-35 minutes, until crumble is crispy. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving with ice cream and caramel sauce!