Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp Recipe

Warm your house and soul with Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp! It’s healthy, gluten-free, and free of refined sugar.

teal bowl of baked cinnamon apple crisp topped with vanilla bean ice cream

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp is best when topped with vanilla ice cream!

Warm cinnamon apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts to make. It’s quick, easy, and is full of seasonal scents that my nose and stomach appreciate! Over the years, I’ve learned how to use spices in baking to bring a new flavor aspect to a dish. With this dessert, thyme was a great choice.

Thyme is a fragrant herb, typically used in Mediterranean dishes. It’s often paired with marjoram and oregano. But the fun part is that it’s great in baked goods, too. Be sure to use the specific measurements, though. It can be powerful and overwhelm your dish. If you choose to use dried thyme, you’ll want to use 1/3 of the measurement.

If you’re looking for more information about this herb, check out this informative guide for cooking with thyme.

Bowl of apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream next to a pan of crisp, accepted by thyme

Ingredients:

6 large apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup real maple syrup
2 tablespoons 100% apple juice (sugar free)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground allspice
1½ teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
¼ teaspoon salt

Topping Ingredients:

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup almond flour
1/3 cup almonds, sliced
1/3 cup honey, preferably local
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

To Serve: (Optional)

Vanilla bean ice cream or freshly whipped cream

Instructions:

Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8” x 8” baking dish 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!

Baked cinnamon apple crisp, topped with vanilla bean ice cream, nestled next to a Wilton baking pan and blue paisley print cloth napkin

MORE Apple Recipes To Try:

Apple-Cinnamon Oats

Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake

One-Skillet Honey Applesauce Pork Tenderloin

Baking Pan filled with freshly baked apple crisp
Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp
Yield: 6 Servings

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Enjoy a delicious Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp that is gluten-free and free of refined sugar!

Ingredients

  • 6 large apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons 100% apple juice (sugar free)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1½ teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Toppings

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup almonds, sliced
  • 1/3 cup honey, preferably local 
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

To Serve

  • Vanilla bean ice cream or freshly whipped cream 

Instructions

Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8” x 8” baking dish 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!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 455Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 9gSugar: 55gProtein: 6g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 10/25/2020

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Warm your house and soul with Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp! It's healthy, gluten-free, and free of refined sugar. Perfect topped with ice cream!

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