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Classic Apple Crisp

Make this Classic Apple Crisp using whole ingredients for the most perfectly flavored fall dessert!

It’s the time of year to stop at the local apple orchard and stock up on delicious, crisp apples. Apples peak between September and December, so now is the time to buy and to start baking all things apple. Lately, I’ve been adding apples to everything – salads, oatmeal, and pies to name a few. My favorite apple variety is Honey Crisp, but Red Delicious and Gala are not far behind.

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My all-time favorite dessert to make during apple season is Classic Apple Crisp. There’s nothing better than a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of a scoop of hot apple crisp. I’ve baked my fair share of crisps and the secret ingredient to the perfect apple crisp actually comes from a carton! I always add a splash of orange juice before baking because the citrus not only brings out all of its delicious fall flavors, but it also helps cook the apples to perfection. In this recipe I used Florida Natural 100% Orange Juice. I always make sure to use 100% orange juice because it has no other added ingredients, sugar or preservatives.

So what are you waiting for? All you need are a few ingredients to make this Classic Apple Crisp recipe!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6


For the filling:
3-4 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or any kind of flour)
1/2 cup 100% orange juice
2 tablespoons maple syrup

For the crumble topping:
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil)
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or any kind of flour)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF and spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Prep apples by rinsing and peeling. Thinly slice and place in a large bowl.
  3. Add flour, cinnamon, orange juice and maple syrup and toss until evenly coated. Transfer apples into casserole dish.
  4. Prep the crumble topping by partially melting butter. Transfer into a medium-size bowl and add rolled oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
  5. Sprinkle the crumble topping on top of apples, making sure it’s spread out evenly.
  6. Bake for 30–35 minutes or until the apples are soft.
  7. Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Lee Hersh

Lee Hersh is a foodiepreneur, fitness pro, and full-time blogger. Lee is blessed to be living her dream of running a small business, while inspiring the world one bite at a time. Lee strives to live as holistically as possible, balancing her life between work, family, travel, and self love! She loves yoga, the sun, traveling, sweating, peanut butter, crocheting, and of course, cooking! Her blog, Fit Foodie Finds, is all about balance and being the best version of yourself. It’s a positive space where readers can come to get inspired to eat clean, sweat often, and live healthy!

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