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Make Ahead Apple Crisp

Make ahead apple crisp is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving...make it the day before, store in the fridge, and reheat in the oven while your guests enjoy turkey dinner!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 280kcal


  • 8 cups apples (peeled & sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour (cornstarch or arrowroot flour are good alternatives)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup water

crumble topping

  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup coconut sugar (brown sugar may be swapped)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (almond flour works great too)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • pinch salt


  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large baking dish, mix together the apples and lemon juice, then toss in the flour, cinnamon & nutmeg to coat. Pour the maple syrup and water evenly over everything. 
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Stir in the coconut sugar and cinnamon. Add the all purpose flour, rolled oats and pinch of salt and mix with a fork until crumbly. Scatter over the apples.
  • Bake uncovered for 45 minutes, or until apples are soft and the crumb topping is golden.

To make this ahead

  • Cool completely after baking, then cover and store in the fridge for 1-2 days. Reheat at 350°F for 25-30 minutes, or until warmed through.


Serving: 1/8 of batch | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.4mg