Maple Apple Crisp will become a fall favorite. If you were asked to name an apple dessert, would apple pie be your first response? Maybe so and pies are a wonderful way to showcase the season’s bounty of apples, but don’t overlook the cousin of apple pie: apple crisp.
No need to fuss with crafting pie dough, just add a few spices and some sugar to apples then top that combination with a mixture of oats and melted butter (among other ingredients) and you’ll have a gorgeous apple dessert worthy of any autumn occasion. And I mean ANY occasion– for breakfast top this with a dollop of Greek yogurt, for an afternoon snack eat it just barely warmed through, for an easy weeknight dessert add a scoop of ice cream and to impress your guests at the Thanksgiving table, finish this apple crisp with some rum whipped cream.
This maple apple crisp is a recipe from Whole Foods. The addition of maple syrup (make sure to use a good quality syrup) really brings those fall flavors together in a cozy way. The aroma is enough to remind you of shorter days, cooler evenings and colorful leaves starting to fall off trees. Have you visited an apple orchard yet this autumn? Bring home some apples from the orchard or stop by your local Whole Foods to find a variety of apples. Whole Foods offers this advice when baking with apples:
- Don’t wash your apples until you are ready to eat them—unwashed apples store longer than washed ones
- Store your apples in a cool, dark place to extend their shelf life until you’re ready to use them
- While “one bad apple can spoil the bunch,” you can use bruised apples in delicious recipes, from applesauce and apple butter to smoothies and apple chips baked in the oven
- 2 1/2 pound apples, peeled, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch wedges
- 1/2 cup seedless raisins
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup maple sugar or light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- Find the original recipe on the Whole Foods website here.
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Please note that I participate in the Whole Foods Ambassador Program. The food for this post was provided to me at no charge and all opinions are my own.