This blueberry apple crisp is a healthier plant based dessert filled with a warm fruit filling and crumbly oat topping.

Blueberry apple crisp with oat topping in a pie dish.

This fall, apple crisp has become one of our favorite sweet treats. It takes about 10 minutes of prep time and then it goes into the oven, making your house smell 1 million times better than any pumpkin pie scented candle ever could. Apple crisp is so easy, that we’ve even made it on busy school nights. You  probably have all the ingredients at home right now. Though Honeycrisp apples are my favorite for baking right now, I’ll use any I happen to have.

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This time we tossed in some blueberries. Since fresh blueberry season is over, use frozen. They’re just as good. We also love adding raspberries and blackberries.
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Apple crisp is a lighter alternative to pie and we like it even better. Served warm with a scoop of ice cream, this is the best fall treat! 

If you prefer a gluten-free crisp made with almond flour, my very favorite crisps are now: Cherry Crisp, Stuffed Peach Crisps, and Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Yield: Serves 8

Easy Blueberry Apple Crisp

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Apple blueberry crisp is a healthier fruit dessert with a warm filling and crumbly topping.

Easy Blueberry Apple Crisp


Fruit Filling

  • 6 large honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • squeeze fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Crisp Topping

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup flour (whole wheat, gluten free, etc.)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar (I use Trader Joe's organic)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold salted butter, cut into small cubes


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the apple slices with the syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Gently fold in the blueberries. Transfer the apple mixture to a pie dish and set aside.
  3. In the same bowl, stir together the oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add the butter and use your fingers to crumble it into the oat mixture until well combined and crumbly. Sprinkle the oat mixture over the apples.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes, checking halfway through and covering with foil if the top is browning too quickly. Serve warm with ice cream.


To make this recipe vegan, use vegan butter such as Miyoko's.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 6gSugar: 38gProtein: 3g

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