This Cinnamon Apple crisp is about to become your favorite autumn dessert!
Something I miss a lot about when my children were young, was making fun memories apple picking every autumn. We had the best time on the hay ride out to the orchard, and then choosing our apples.
We would come home with so many apples! What to do with all of them? Today’s recipe is one of the tried and true desserts that we made often. Even now, when I haven’t gone out to the orchard in many years to pick my own apples, I still make this perfect fall dessert.
The “crisp” in this cinnamon apple crisp dessert comes in the form of rolled oats, honey, flour, butter and almonds.
Thyme is the surprise ingredient in this autumn recipe. You may not think it belongs, but actually, thyme is part of the mint family, so it makes perfect sense to use it and it adds a savory flavor.
Cinnamon Apple Crisp
- Firm apples work best, such as Granny Smith or Cripps Pink (Pink Lady) that will hold up well during baking
- Make this recipe gluten-free by replacing the flour with almond flour
- Pairs perfectly with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
I know you’ll love this Cinnamon Apple Crisp as much as I do.
Give this autumn dessert recipe a try and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Snap a photo of your apple crisp and tag @coolbeanliving on Instagram. I’d love to see!
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Cinnamon Apple CrispPin Recipe
- 6 large apples cored, peeled, sliced
- 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
- ⅓ cup real maple syrup
- 2 tbsp apple juice
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground allspice
- 1½ tsp fresh thyme leaves
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ⅓ cup flour
- ⅓ cup almonds sliced
- ⅓ cup honey
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 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 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 vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.