This Healthy Apple Crisp with Apricots combines sweet, crisp apples with tender, tart apricots. It’s the perfect pair! Completely dairy-free, gluten-free and processed sugar free. Topped with sweet, crunchy oatmeal crumble, it’s the perfect healthy dessert.
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Healthy Apple Crisp with Apricots was my way of using up all the apples we had that were about to go bad. This recipe would work with any variety of apple, or any stone fruit you have on hand!
PRO TIP: Buy whatever fruit is on sale for this easy and healthy dessert recipe!
Making Healthy Apple Crisp with Apricots
Step 1 – Prepare the apples
I used 6 medium sized apples, but if you have smaller ones you could use 8 or even 10. Any variety works with this delicious healthy apple crisp recipe, but you may want to choose a variety that is sweeter to start with.
Step 2 – Prepare the apricots
The apricots I got were probably not really ready to be picked, because they were still a bit hard and sour. That’s why I decided to add them – so that the sweetness of the crumble would balance out the sourness of these apricots. But seeing as how apricots have natural sour notes, this recipe would work with any apricots you have.
Step 3 – Finish the filling
After you put the sliced fruit into a mixing bowl, add the lemon juice, orange juice, maple syrup and corn starch. Stir together until completely coated, and then pour the filling in your baking dish.
I used a stone pie plate that was my mom’s, but you can use any pie plate or square baking dish you have on hand.
Step 4 – Make the crumble
- Put the rolled oats into a mixing bowl
- Add the coconut sugar and hemp hearts
- Add your spices and a pinch of salt
- Soften your coconut oil and throw that in
- Pour in the maple syrup
Then use a spoon to mix everything together. It will be sticky and would easily form a ball if you tried to make one with your hands.
Step 5 – Add the crumble to the top
Use your clean hands to scatter chunks of the crumble all over the top of the fruit already in the baking dish. Make sure you leave the crumble in nice chunks because those will cook and crisp together for that wonderful chunky granola topping everyone loves so much.
After that you can cover it with foil and leave in the fridge to bake later, or you can bake immediately at 350 degrees for 45 minutes – 1 hour. When done the juices will be a bubbling, delicious syrup and the crumble will be toasted, crunchy and brown.
This Healthy Apple Crisp with Apricots is dairy-free, but I’m a tiny bit obsessed with freshly whipped cream at the moment, so I put a big dollop of that on mine! You could use whipped coconut cream if you want to keep the dairy free thing going, though.
I have another version of a healthy crumble too! Check out my recipe for Plum and Raspberry Crumble – also gluten-free and vegan!
Looking for more healthy dessert recipes?
– Paleo Orange Curd (Dairy Free)
– Grain Free Goat Cheese Tart with Cranberries and Cinnamon
– Raspberry Almond Gluten Free Almond Cake (Hummingbird Cake)
– Grilled Peach with Mascarpone, Honey and Cinnamon Granola
– Healthy Cookies with Pistachios and Dried Cherries
– Almond Flour Strawberry Bars (gluten-free, vegan)
Have a ton of apples and need more ideas what you can do with them? Here you go:
– Apple Scones
– Sweet and Salty Cinnamon Apple Chips
– Apple Pie Bites
– Melted Cabbage with Apples and Bacon
– Easy Baked Apples
– Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Butter