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The Best Vegan Apple Crisp

This is the best Vegan Apple Crisp recipe! Hot and tender sweet apples covered in a crunchy oat-nut topping. Perfect for the fall and winter holidays.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


Units Scale


  • 4 medium/large Granny Smith apples (green)
  • 4 medium/large Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch (for thickening)
  • 1/4 cup of water



  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F and begin preparing the filling.
  2. Peel and cut the apples into small cubes or thin slices if you prefer. Then, add to a large mixing bowl and cover with the remaining apple-filling ingredients. Toss and make sure everything is well combined and covered. Pour into a 9×13 nonstick baking dish or prepared baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  3. To a large bowl add the crisp topping ingredients. Stir everything together and use your hands, if necessary, to break apart any large chunks that stick together. If you prefer a finer crispy topping you can throw the topping ingredients into a food processor and pulse several times until everything is mixed together. Just don’t over-blend you still want some texture.
  4. Pour the topping over the filling and use your hands or a wooden spoon to evenly spread the mixture. 
  5. Bake uncovered in a preheated oven at 350˚F for 50 minutes to 1 hour until the top is golden, the filling is bubbling, and the apples are tender.
  6. Remove from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes before serving.


What are the best apples for vegan apple crisp? Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and Honeycrisp are my favorites. I wouldn’t use a sweeter apple than any one of these. And, these apples hold up really well to baking and won’t turn to mush.

Can I make a gluten-free apple crisp! Use organic gluten-free oats and gluten-free baking flour. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour is excellent as is gluten-free oat flour.

How do I store it? One of the best things about this delicious apple crisp is how well it keeps. Simple place any leftovers in an airtight container and store them at room temperature or in the fridge for up to a week.

Should I remove the apple skin? I say, YES! The texture has just never worked for me in this recipe.

Can it be frozen? Yes! And, you can do it before or after baking it. It will keep for up to 3 months in your freezer. When you’re ready to serve simply place it in a low-temperature oven until it’s warm all the way through.

Use fresh apples: If your apples have been sitting for a while they tend to get mushy.

Is this a good make-ahead dessert? Yes! Vegan apple crisp is great to make ahead of time and store in case of unexpected guests, busy nights, and special gatherings.

Try other fruit fillings: Fruit crisps are the perfect way to use up leftover fruit before it goes bad. If apples aren’t your thing try using pears, blueberries, strawberries, or any other topping you desire.

  • Author: Shane Martin
  • Prep Time: 20 mins.
  • Cook Time: 60 mins.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 342
  • Sugar: 45 g
  • Sodium: 63.7 mg
  • Fat: 5.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.3 g
  • Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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