Easy healthy apple crisp stacks

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 35 minutes
Serves 6-8 servings     adjust servings

This quick and easy healthy apple crisp recipe is a fun twist on a dessert favorite!


  • 4 medium apples (see notes)

For the streusel

  • 1 cup flour (see notes)
  • 3/4 cup oats (I use old-fashioned)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut in small pieces
  • Ice cream, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Slice apples horizontally, through the core, and remove the inside circle of the core for each slice. (I use a sharp pairing knife to do this.)
  3. To make the streusel, combine flour, oats, sugars, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Add cold butter pieces and use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut in butter until it’s well incorporated and the mixture resembles small crumbles.
  5. Place half of the apple slices on the baking sheets. Top each slice with 1 tablespoon of the streusel mixture. Place the remaining apple slices on top of the first one and top with another tablespoon of streusel mixture.
  6. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes, until apples are tender and the streusel is lightly browned.
  7. Stack up the apple layers as high as you like, top with ice cream and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I’ve used Gala and Red Delicious apples before and both work great. Any baking apple would be fine here.
I use white whole wheat flour, but you can use regular all-purpose or substitute a gluten-free flour blend.
You can easily halve the recipe or just use one apple and 1/4 of the streusel mixture for a smaller batch.

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