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Maple Spice Apple Crisp

Maple Spice Apple Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lowsugar #apple #crisp

My yoga friend’s apple tree had a plentiful year. For weeks she brought us buckets full of apples, with special bags for us to bring a bunch of apples home with us. I filled up a couple bags of apples and brought them home … I did use a few of the apples, but most of them sat there in the bags, waiting to be used. A few of them went rotten. I felt so guilty, like a great abuser of apples. I put them in the composter, though, and vowed to find a time to make good use of the REST of the apples.

So last weekend when my daughter decided she wanted to make cinnamon rolls, and then she looked on my blog for the recipe and decided she should make the APPLE PIE cinnamon rolls, I gladly volunteered to help with the apples while she mixed up the dough. And, while I was at it, I just kept going peeling and coring and chopping apples until I had enough for apple crisp. And then I took a little container of it to one of my coworkers who misses his mother’s apple crisp, just because I know he wanted apple crisp.

I used very little sugar in this crisp, relying mostly on the sweetness of the apples, a bit of maple syrup and the spices to sweeten the dish, although the topping has the perfect amount of brown sugar and butter to make it sweet and crispy. If you want a sweeter crisp, add some sugar to the apple mixture or use more maple syrup and a bit more tapioca.

Maple Spice Apple Crisp

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Maple Spice Apple Crisp


  • 4- 5 cups chopped, peeled apples
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup maple syrup (I used 1/4 cup, but if your apples are tart, you might want more)
  • 1 Tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon good quality vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • For the topping:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup cold butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the apples, maple syrup, tapioca and spices. Spray a 9x9 inch square baking pan with cooking spray and pour the apple mixture into the pan.
  2. Mix up the topping: in a medium mixing bowl, mix together the brown sugar, oats, flour, salt & spices. Cut the cold butter into small pieces and add to the mixture, then using clean hands, mix the butter into the oat mixture until it is crumbly and no large chunks of butter remain. Sprinkle the topping over the apples.
  3. Bake at 350 F for about 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown. It's best served warm with vanilla ice cream (or frozen yogurt) on top.


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Maple Spice Apple Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lowsugar #apple #crisp

This recipe was shared at What to Do Weekends and Weekend Potluck.

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