By Lexi Harpin

VEGAN APPLE CRISP 

Prep : 20 minutes 

Cook time : 45 – 60 minutes 

Ingredients :

CRUST :

• 1 1/2 c. vegan graham cracker crumbs 

• 5 tbsp. melted vegan butter 

• 1/3 c. sugar 

FILLING : 

• 3 medium cooking apples (I used cortland) 

• 1 tsp. lemon juice

• 1 tsp. sugar 

• 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 

CRUMBLE : 

• 1 c. rolled oats 

• 1/4 c. brown sugar 

• 1/4 c. all purpose flour

• 1 tbsp. sugar 

• 1 tsp. cinnamon 

• 6 tbsp. cold vegan butter 

Instructions:

Preheat oven @ 350° F

CRUST : 

  • In a large bowl add in graham cracker crumbs (about 10-12 graham crackers blended, I used the brand Nabisco), melted vegan butter, and sugar. Mix until combined. Pour into an 8×8 pan and create a crust as evenly as you can with your hands. Bake for 10 min. or until slightly brown. Take out, set aside. 

FILLING : 

  • Peel and thinly slice the apples, place in a large bowl. Add in lemon juice, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix until evenly coated. Place apples evenly onto prepared crust. 

CRUMBLE :

  • Cube up cold vegan butter and add into a large bowl along with the rest of your crumble ingredients. Combine/pinch with your hands or a pastry cutter if you have one. There should be small clumps of butter throughout. Cover apples evenly with your crumble. 
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes, until everything is golden brown and your apples are cooked through. Let cool for 10-20 minutes once finished. Top with vegan ice cream or vegan cool whip! 

About the Author:

My name is Lexi and I have been vegan for 6 years now! I had a passion for cooking long before I went vegan, but I fell in love with it even more after. My favorite thing to do as a home cook is to create vegan versions of the comfort foods we all know and love. Food is a language to us all and I am here to share that language in a different way than you may know. I aim to create recipes that aren’t intimidating and are actually very similar to the “regular” recipes we all are used to. At the end of the day, food is food! If we can create something delicious and similar to what we are used to, without any of the cruelty, why not?