Easy Apple Crisp (Sugar Free)

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This sugar-free Apple Crisp is a tasty dessert made with freshly sliced Granny Smith apples, tossed in a blend of cinnamon and vanilla, and topped with a buttery mixture of rolled oats.

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sugar free apple crisp
apple crisp (sugar free)

This delightful dessert offers all the cozy flavors of an apple pie, a luscious blend of apples and cinnamon topped with a delightful buttery crumble. We use a sugar substitute in this recipe, so you don’t have to add any sugar. That makes it great for a low-carb diet or anyone who is avoiding sugar.

Apple crisp is so incredibly easy to make, so it’s a convenient choice for many different scenarios. If you’re looking for something quick to make for an impromptu dessert, this is definitely the go-to recipe. There’s no need to add any extra sugar because the apples are already sweet, so it’s also a guilt-free dessert.

What Type Of Apples To Use

Granny smith apples

When it comes to making delicious apple crisp, you want to choose apples that are firm enough to hold up during baking, but also tender enough to create a soft, juicy filling. Here are some of the best apples to use for apple crisp:

  • Honeycrisp: These apples are sweet, juicy, and have a firm texture that holds up well during baking.
  • Granny Smith: These apples have a tart flavor that pairs well with the sweetness of the topping. They also hold their shape well during baking.
  • Gala: These apples are sweet and juicy, with a slightly softer texture that makes for a melt-in-your-mouth filling.
  • Jonagold: These apples are a cross between Jonathan and Golden Delicious apples, and have a sweet-tart flavor and firm texture that make for a perfect apple crisp filling.
  • Braeburn: These apples are sweet and slightly tart, with a firm texture that holds up well during baking.

Ingredients Needed

ingredients for sugar free apple crisp
  • Granny Smith Apples – I use Granny Smith because they are tart enough for baking and they hold up well. You can use other apples, if you like. Check out the list above.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – If you don’t have fresh lemons on hand, you can use bottled lemon juice as a substitute.
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar Substitute – Allulose or monk fruit sweetener are my favorites to use.
  • Brown Sugar Substitute – Similar to the sugar substitute, you can use allulose or monk fruit as a brown sugar substitute.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cornstarch – This is used to help thicken up the sauce in the apples.
  • Rolled Oats – If you prefer a low-carb option, you can use crushed nuts (like almonds or pecans) and shredded coconut instead of rolled oats.
  • Butter – I like to use salted butter in this recipe for a little added flavor.

How to Make Apple Crisp (Sugar Free)

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish and set it aside.

Make sure that you peel, core and slice the apples. Unpeeled apples are okay to use, but they make for a very different texture. I prefer to have them peeled.

cutting the apples

In a large mixing bowl, combine the apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar substitutes, vanilla, and cornstarch. Stir it all up so it’s well incorporated. Then transfer the apple mixture to the prepared baking dish.

apple slices mixed with sugar and cinnamon

Next, combine the oats, brown sugar substitute, cinnamon and melted butter in a separate bowl. Make sure it’s really well combined. Then spread the mixture over the top of the apples in the dish.

The topping ingredients in a bowl

Loosely cover the pan with foil to prevent the topping from burning or getting too browned while the apples are baking.

uncooked sugar free apple crisp

Bake it for about 40 minutes, then remove the foil from the dish and continue cooking for 5 minutes, until the top is golden and crispy.

Cool before serving.

sugar free apple crisp in a bowl

Additional Helpful Tips

  • Serve the Apple Crisp warm or at room temperature for the best taste and texture.
  • Serve the Apple Crisp with a dollop of sugar-free whipped cream or a scoop of low-carb vanilla ice cream.
  • If you’re short on time, you can prepare the apple filling and topping in advance and refrigerate them separately. When ready to bake, assemble the crisp and pop it in the oven.
A scoop of sugar free apple crisp

Storing Options

Refrigerator: Store the cooled Apple Crisp in an airtight container or cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

Freezer: Allow the Apple Crisp to cool completely after baking. Cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. For added protection against freezer burn, you can wrap the dish with an extra layer of foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, and then reheat in the oven at a low temperature until warmed through.

sugar free apple crisp in a bowl with sugar free ice cream

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen apples instead of fresh ones?

Fresh apples are recommended for optimal texture and taste. However, if you choose to use frozen apples, thaw them completely and drain any excess liquid before proceeding with the recipe.

Can I reheat Apple Crisp?

Absolutely! You can reheat individual portions of Apple Crisp in the microwave or warm the entire dish in the oven at a low temperature until heated through.

Can I add other fruits to the Apple Crisp?

You can experiment by adding other fruits like berries, peaches, or pears along with the apples for a delicious twist.

How can I prevent the topping from becoming too soggy?

To ensure a crisp topping, make sure the apple filling is not too liquidy and well-coated with the cornstarch mixture. Additionally, avoid overmixing the topping and ensure it is evenly distributed over the apples.

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sugar free apple crisp

Easy Apple Crisp (Sugar Free)

This sugar-free Apple Crisp is a tasty dessert made with freshly sliced Granny Smith apples, tossed in a blend of cinnamon and vanilla, and topped with a buttery mixture of rolled oats.
4.80 from 29 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 149kcal
Author :Chloe

Ingredients

  • 4 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon (14.79 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons (6 g) sugar substitute like allulose or monk fruit sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons (6 g) brown sugar substitute allulose or monk fruit
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon (8 g) cornstarch

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup (40.5 g) rolled oats low-carb substitute in notes
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) brown sugar substitute
  • 3 tablespoons (44 ml) melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar substitutes, vanilla, and cornstarch. Stir well.
  • Transfer the apple mixture to the baking dish.
  • Combine the oats, brown sugar substitute, cinnamon and melted butter in a separate bowl.
  • Spread the mixture over the top of the apples in the dish.
  • Loosely cover the pan with foil to prevent the topping from over-browning.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove the foil from the dish and continue cooking for 5 minutes, until the top is golden and crispy.
  • Cool before serving.

Notes

  • For a lower low-carb version, use keto or low-carb granola for the topping.
  • Use any type of acidic firm green baking apple in place of the Granny Smith, if you can’t get them.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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