Top 3 Maple Apple Crisp Recipes

The ideal fall dessert to prepare is this healthy Maple Apple Crisp. To make it healthier, it is sweetened naturally with maple syrup, which means that it is made without refined sugar. It is made with two varieties of apples to increase the juicy flavor, and then pecans (or walnuts) and rolled oats are added to really take it to the next level.

I originally posted this apple crisp on September 30, 2016. I have updated it to share it with you today.

Here is 3 recipe(s):

Maple Apple Crisp

Maple Apple Crisp Recipe

The ideal fall dessert to prepare is this maple apple crisp with a nut and oat crumble topping. It is made with two different apple varieties and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.

Prep: 25min

Total: 1h40min

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1/8 crisp

Serving Size: 1/8 crisp; Calories: 342; Sugar: 38; Sodium: 21; Fat: 11; Saturated Fat: 4; Carbohydrate: 63; Fiber: 10; Protein: 3; Serving Size: 1/8 crisp;


  • 6 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 firm apples, such as Gala, peeled cored and sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons plus 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup, dark or amber
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated maple sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • pinch salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 2 ½ quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the apples, 3 tablespoons of flour, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.
  3. With your fingers, blend the remaining 1/3 cup flour, butter, and sugar in a medium bowl until the butter is incorporated and the mixture is crumbly. Add nuts, oats and salt and work into the crumbs. Top the apple mixture with the crumb mixture.
  4. Transfer to the oven and bake 15 minutes. Reduce the oven’s temperature to 325°F without opening it, and bake for an additional 60 to 65 minutes, or until the topping is golden and the apple mixture is bubbling around the edges.

Healthy Apple Crisp

Maple Apple Crisp Recipe

This recipe for Healthy Apple Crisp uses only maple syrup as the sweetener and has perfectly cooked apples underneath a maple pecan oat crisp. For the ideal fall dessert, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Prep: 10min

Total: 1h5min

Yield: 6


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • Sliced into 14″ pieces, peeled, cored, and sliced into 3 medium granny smith apples.
  • Peeled, cored, and sliced into 14″ slices, 3 medium gala apples (total: 2-12–3 lbs)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons (85 grams) of chilled, sliced, unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) pecan, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup


  1. Spread softened butter in an 8×8 baking dish and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Mix together apples, cornstarch and cinnamon in a large bowl. Then stir in maple syrup, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Place the apples inside the prepared baking dish, pushing them down to create the smallest gap possible between them.
  3. To make the crumbs, use a pastry blender or your fingers to cut or rub the butter into the flour. Add in the oats and nuts and stir together. Fold in the maple syrup.
  4. Evenly sprinkle the crumb topping on the apple mixture.
  5. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes on the middle rack, or until the apples are tender when poked with a fork and the mixture is bubbling.
  6. Enjoy! Serve warm with a generous serving of vanilla ice cream.

Maple Apple Crisp

Maple Apple Crisp Recipe

With sweet and tart apples, warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and a ton of maple flavor, this maple apple crisp will make you feel like it’s Fall all over again. This crisp has a substantial layer of apples that are sweet, gooey, and have a maple flavor, as well as a layer of crispy brown sugar and cinnamon.

Prep: 25min

Total: 70min

Yield: 16


  • 8 medium apples* (8 medium apples, thinly sliced; I prefer to use 4 Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples and 4 Granny Smith apples that are tart).
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon maple extract (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 1/3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (cold and cubed)


  1. Set your oven to 375°F and use butter to grease a 13×9-inch pan.
  2. Apples should be peeled and cut into 1/8- to 1/4-inch slices. Put them in a bowl with the maple syrup, all-purpose flour, salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves (if using).
  3. Toss everything together until the apples are evenly coated and the ingredients are distributed. Layer the apples inside your baking dish. Set aside.
  4. Whisk the oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a different bowl. Add the cold, cubed butter to the mixture and mix with your hands or a pastry cutter until the butter is completely incorporated and there are no larger chunks left.
  5. In your baking dish, arrange the apples on top of the crisp topping.
  6. Without opening the oven door, bake for 10 minutes at 375°F, then bake for an additional 33–35 minutes at 350°F. The apples will be bubbling and the crisp will be lightly golden.
  7. After removing from the oven, allow the pan to cool for 20 minutes. Enjoy slightly warm or wait until it has completely cooled. Top with ice cream and dive in!.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.



What are the best apples to use for apple crisp?

Apple pies and apple crisps frequently contain the firm, crisp Granny Smith and Honeycrisp varieties of apples. Golden Delicious is another great choice for a crisp. When baking your apple crisp, you can use a single variety or a mix of varieties for more flavor depth.

What is the difference between apple pie and apple crisp?

A buttery, flaky crust encases the apple filling in a traditional apple pie. Apple crisps, on the other hand, have nothing on the bottom and a crunchy, crumbly coating on top. Browse through our suggestions for the top apples to use in apple pie. We’re sure they’re just as good in apple crisp!.

Why would we put lemon juice over apples in an apple crisp?

Lemon juice creates a barrier between the apple’s flesh and the air to stop oxidation of the apples, which stops the slices from turning brown.

How do you make apple crisp not soggy?

How do you prevent apple crisp from becoming soggy? You must remember to chill the buttery topping before adding it to the crisp. It won’t take long, just enough time for it to cook up crispy rather than soggy while you prepare the rest of the dessert.

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