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Easy Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe

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Looking for an easy, stress-free dessert? Then you are in the right place. This delicious, easy vegan apple crisp recipe is so satisfying! The dish calls for just a few basic ingredients. Also, it is simple to make and can be scaled up easily for larger gatherings! This recipe highlights the natural flavor of apples. A vegan apple crisp is the perfect choice if you have a lot of apples to use after the harvest or if you are just in the mood for a comforting fall or winter dessert. The natural flavor of apples combined with cinnamon and vanilla is like autumn on a plate! But enough talking, let’s dive right in and make this delicious vegan apple crisp.

Ingredients needed for this Vegan Apple Crisp: 

All the ingredients for making apple crisp in little bowls on wooden underground

For the Crumble: 

  • Flour (all-purpose or 550) 
  • Rolled oats 
  • Cane sugar 
  • Vegan butter substitute
  • Vanilla sugar 
  • Ground Ceylon cinnamon 

For the Apple Filling:

  • Apples   
  • Lemon juice 
  • Cold water

Making the crumble for the apple crisp is super easy. I used 550 flour this time, but all-purpose flour will work fine for this recipe. If you want to make this dessert gluten-free, feel free to try a gluten-free flour like oat or almond flour or any other flour you like to use for baking. To add some texture, we will add rolled oats to the batter. As a sweetener, I like to use organic cane sugar in this recipe. Its caramelized flavor is perfect for this vegan apple crisp. Alternatively, you can use white sugar. You will also need a vegan butter substitute. I am not a big fan of intense margarine flavor, so I use a mild vegan butter substitute for this recipe. You can also use a neutral vegetable oil in this recipe. Finally, some cinnamon will give this dough a delicious smell and taste. 

Now for the star of the recipe: The apples! I recommend using tart apples for this vegan apple crisp. The natural acidity of a variety like Granny Smith or Boskoop is perfect for this dish. To keep the apples nice and fresh after slicing, we will bathe them in a mixture of lemon juice and cold water. 

Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe:

While this recipe is super easy to make, it is advisable to factor in some time. The crisp turns out best when the dough has a little time to rest. Half an hour in the refrigerator will do the trick.

Making the Apple Crisp Dough:

Ingredients for the crumble dough in a glass bowl

First, we can prepare the dough. It can rest in the refrigerator while we take care of the apples. Combine the flour, cane sugar, vanilla sugar, oats, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Cut the butter substitute into small cubes and add them to the bowl.

Ball of dough ready to rest on ceramic plate

Knead the ingredients into a smooth dough. This works great with just your hands. No fancy equipment is needed for this apple crumble! Knead the dough until the butter substitute is well incorporated. Roll the dough into a smooth, dense ball. Let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. In the meantime, we can preheat the oven and prepare our baking form and apples. 

Heating the Oven and preparing your Form:

The next step is to get the oven up to temperature. Heat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Next, take your baking form and generously coat it with a vegan butter substitute. You can use any shape or form you like. It should be deep enough to fit the apple slices and crumble topping.

Preparing the Apples:

Sliced apples in a stainless steel pot

Peel the apples before cutting them into even slices. Discard the core from each apple. Mix the cold water and lemon juice in a bowl and toss the sliced apples into the mixture. This will help them retain their fresh color and make your apple crisp look delicious.

Layering the Ingredients:

Apples layered in glass ovenware

Now, place the apple slices next to each other until they fill the whole form. Next, crumble the dough on top of the apples until generously covered. 

A finished apple crisp ready to go in the oven

Baking the Apple Crisp: 

A baked apple crisp ready to be served

Place the apple crisp in the oven and bake for 30-45 minutes until golden brown. Also, the apples should be nicely soft. The baking time may vary a bit depending on the type and thickness of your apple slices. I recommend digging in and tasting a slice to make sure the apple crisp is ready.

Apple Crisp Serving Suggestions: 

This vegan apple crisp already tastes delicious on its own. If you want to pair it, a vegan vanilla ice cream, vegan vanilla yogurt, or vegan vanilla pudding can make tasty additions. Otherwise, this vegan coconut cream can make a delicious addition. 

A bird's eye view on two plates of deliciously baked apple crumble served on grey plates

FAQ:

Can vegan apple crisp be refrigerated:

This vegan apple crumble will still taste delicious if refrigerated. However, the crumble will lose its texture and turn soggy. If you want to preserve the fantastic texture of the apple crumble, it is best eaten fresh. 

How long does it keep: 

If you want to preserve the texture of the apple crisp, you should enjoy it on the same day. You can keep it for three days in the refrigerator, but it will lose its crispy texture. 

What kind of apples work well for this recipe:

I’d recommend using a rather tart variety like Boskoop or Granny Smith.

What kind of spices can work well for this recipe:

I like this recipe to taste like autumn, so cinnamon and vanilla are perfect choices for this apple crisp. 

More Recipe Suggestions:

I hope you enjoyed this easy vegan apple crisp recipe. Let me know what you think about it in the comments!

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Two plates of apple crisps with a apple in the background

Easy Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe

This quick, delicious vegan apple crisp is the perfect autumn dessert. It highlights the natural flavor of apples with a satisfying crunch. 

  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale

1 kg apple (4 big apples)

100g flour (all purpose or 550)

75g rolled oats

90g cane sugar

100g vegan butter substitute

8g vanilla sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp cold water

Instructions

Combine the flour, cane sugar, vanilla sugar, oats, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Cut the butter substitute into small cubes and add to the bowl. Work the ingredients into a smooth dough until the butter substitute is incorporated.

Roll the dough into a ball. Let the dough rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Heat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Next, take your baking pan and generously coat it with a vegan butter substitute.

Peel the apples before cutting them into even slices. Discard the core from each apple. Mix the cold water and lemon juice in a bowl and toss the sliced apples into the mixture.

Place the apple slices next to each other until they fill the whole form. Crumble the dough on top of the apples until generously covered.

Bake the apple crisp for 30-45 minutes until golden brown. The apples should be nicely soft.

Serve right away and enjoy!

Notes

A tart and firm apple works best for this recipe. Granny Smith are a great option.

The baking time may vary a bit depending on the type and thickness of your apple slices. I recommend digging in and tasting a slice to make sure the apple crisp is ready.

  • Author: Ivo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: International
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Vegan apple crisp, vegan apple crumble

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