Real talk. I lost my cool when I tasted this vegan apple crisp. Like, stop everything, I’m going to skip dinner and just eat this instead sort of good. Like, spoonfuls in your mouth before you can even scoop the ice cream kind of good. Dinner winner right here, folks. Prepare your tastebuds for the party.
I love all kinds of fruit-based desserts, whether they’re pies, crisps, tarts, or pastries. Something about the savoriness of the bready, biscuity, doughy flavors combined with the tart sweetness of the fruit equals dessert paradise. I’m especially fond of crisps, which are like shortcuts to sweet-treat heaven, bypassing the lovely but laborious dough-making process required for desserts of the crust kind. Need more convincing? Crisps are often spiced with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and other baking spices, which adds an additional layer of lovely.
what apples are best for vegan apple crisps?
This is a fun choice to make. The key here is picking an apple that is crisp enough to withstand the heat of the oven for long periods of time. I used a mixture of Honeycrisp and Granny Smith apples to achieve that fine line of sweet and tart while remaining crisp and juicy, not mushy and flavorless. Want to go your own way? Try experimenting with Jonagold, Braeburn, or Pink Ladies.
how do you make vegan apple crisp?
Luckily, this an easy dessert to make. The most time consuming element is popping the apple crisp into the oven and (trying to) patiently wait an hour while it bakes. Simply chop the apples and add lemon juice and spices. In a separate bowl, make your crisp toppings. Add the sliced apples to a pie dish, top with crisp toppings, and bake for an hour. Remove from the oven, let it cool for 10 minutes, and serve with vegan ice cream.
Looking for some more dessert ideas? Check out my vegan sugar cookies, vegan snickerdoodles, vegan chocolate chip cookies, or vegan golden milk. If you make this vegan apple crisp and drink some wine, let me know how it goes. Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #plantandvine on Instagram.
vegan apple crisp and wine pairings
Fruit-based desserts are sweet but not total sweet bombs like frosting-heavy cakes or cupcakes so it makes the wine pairings easier. As a general rule, pair your desserts with wines that are sweeter or risk your previously delicious wine suddenly tasting bitter and astringent. Here are some dessert wine pairing ideas to keep the party going:
- Gewürztraminer: aromatic white grape with pronounced flavors and aromas of lychee, grapefruit, and pineapple. Because of the heightened aromatics, higher alcohol, and lower acidity, many bottles taste sweeter than they actually are, which works well with fruit-based desserts.
- Suggested Regions: Alsace, France
- Tawny Port: fortified wine from Portugal, with aged versions tasting like caramel, cinnamon, and chocolate from the aging process. Bottles range in average age from 10-40 years, with the younger bottles exhibiting more raspberry and cinnamon flavors and the older bottles displaying more caramel and nutty flavors.
- Suggested Regions: Duoro, Portugal
- Sauternes: sweet white wine made from mostly Sémillon with Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle in Bordeaux. The grapes are affected by Noble Rot, which concentrates the sugars and makes a luscious dessert wine.
- Suggested Regions: Sauternes or Barsac, Bordeaux, France
Vegan Apple Crisp
Delicious vegan apple crisp recipe that is easy to make. Perfect fall and winter dessert.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Total Time: 75 minutes
- Yield: 7 servings
- Category: Dessert, Vegan
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American, Vegan, Dessert
- 6 apples, diced into chunks (about 6 1/2 cups worth – I used Honeycrisp and Granny Smith)
- 5 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Add apple chunks to large bowl and toss with lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, salt, and cornstarch, until evenly coated.
- In a separate bowl, combine all ingredients for the crisp topping and mix until the topping resembles wet sand.
- Put apple mixture in lightly greased baking pan (I used a 9″ pie pan).
- Cover evenly with the crisp topping.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the apples are bubbly and the top is lightly browned.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving
- Serve with vegan vanilla ice cream for an extra decadent treat.
*Recipe is a guide. Adapt as desired. Inspired by Build Your Bite.
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