Seasonal Special: Cinnamon Apple Crisps

An apple pie recipe without the pie, this sweet and cinnamon-seasoned crisp is simple and easy to make - perfect for the chef who is under a time crunch!


  • 6 apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon powder
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, separated
  • 3 cups granola
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cinnamon, lemon juice, nutmeg, apples, salt, granulated sugar and 1/4 cup butter; mix thoroughly and let marinate for 2 hours
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine remaining melted butter, granola, graham crackers, flour and brown sugar; stir and set aside
  3. When apples are marinated, strain excess juice into granola mixture
  4. In a large baking dish, arrange apples in an even layer; press down if necessary to help even everything out
  5. Place granola/graham cracker crust on top of pressed apples
  6. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes, or until sides begin to bubble; let rest for 10 minutes before slicing
  7. Serve with ice cream!

Cinnamon Sweet Apple Crisps ~ Recipe

Recipe with video instructions: This sweet, cinnamon-y crumble is so easy and so simple, it's like apple pie without the pie.


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