Raspberry Apple Crisp

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This raspberry apple crisp is easy to make and full of flavor from fresh ginger and cardamom. The topping is a buttery and crunchy hazelnut streusel.

A freshly baked raspberry apple crisp in an individual baking dish.

This post was originally published on June 9, 2016.

Don’t have time to make a fruit crisp in the oven? Try this healthy, delicious, easy and speedy Stovetop Apple Crisp instead.

I’m not a big fan of raw fruit but I am a huge fan of fruit crisps. You start with hard, boring apples and tart raspberries and end with a juicy, crispy, warm, sweet and tasty dish of deliciousness.

For this raspberry apple crisp I flavored the fruit with freshly grated ginger and ground cardamom and topped it with a hazelnut streusel. The nuts add great flavor and crunch, so don’t be tempted to skip them. :)

Ingredients for this recipe:

All ingredients needed to make a raspberry apple crisp.
  • 2 Gala apples – don’t use any other apple variety because different types of apple require different cooking times.
  • 12 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch – the corn starch will bind the fruit juices so that things don’t get too runny down the road.
  • 2 teaspoons and 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

How to make raspberry apple crisp:

Step 1. Toss the apples and raspberries with the fresh ginger, the corn starch, the cardamom and 2 teaspoons brown sugar in a bowl.

Fresh raspberries and apple chunks flavored with cardamom and ginger in a glass bowl.

Step 2. Transfer the fruit mix into the baking pan(s). You can bake this crisp in a cast iron pan or in several small individual baking dishes.

A cast iron pan filled with fresh raspberries and apple chunks flavored with fresh ginger and ground cardamom.

Step 3. Next, prepare the topping: add the rolled oats, all-purpose flour, chopped hazelnuts, brown sugar and salt to a bowl.

A glass bowl with the ingredients for a raspberry apple crisp topping on a marble kitchen counter.

Step 4. Grab a pastry cutter and cut the butter into the mix.

A glass bowl with the topping for a raspberry apple crisp on a marble kitchen counter.

Step 5. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit and bake until it is golden-brown (about 45 minutes).

An unbaked raspberry apple crisp in a cast iron pan on a marble kitchen counter.

I suggest you serve the crisp warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (or indeed both!).

RECIPE TIP: You can make both the fruit mix and the streusel in advance and then keep them in the fridge for several hours.

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A freshly baked raspberry apple crisp in an individual baking dish.
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Raspberry Apple Crisp

An easy recipe for a delicious raspberry apple crisp. The fruit mix is flavored with fresh ginger and cardamom and the topping is a hazelnut streusel.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:45 mins
Total Time:1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit crisp, raspberry apple crisp
Servings: 4
Calories (estimated): 285kcal

Ingredients:

  • 2 Gala apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2–inch chunks
  • 12 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions:

  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Toss apples, raspberries, ginger, cardamom, corn starch and 2 teaspoons brown sugar in a bowl.
  • Fill into baking pan(s).
  • Add oats, flour, hazelnuts, 3 tablespoons brown sugar and salt to a bowl.
  • Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter.
  • Sprinkle the mix over the fruit.
  • Bake until the topping is golden-brown (about 45 minutes).
  • Serve with whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream.

Notes:

You can make both the fruit mix and the streusel in advance and then keep both in the fridge for several hours.

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A freshly baked raspberry apple crisp in an individual baking dish.

17 comments

    • Nicole B. says:

      Oh, what a great idea to make this a breakfast, I hadn’t thought of that. Hmmm, I haven’t had breakfast yet and have all ingredients in the house…

  1. Wendi says:

    Oh my goodness! This looks so delicious! I agree with you – not a big fan of raw fruit – but give me a cobbler, crisp, pie, etc – ANY DAY, and I am a happy gal. I love the spices you used here – I know the cardamon and ginger really set this dish off! And so easy! Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thank you, Louise! I totally know what you mean, when I get busy it’s cold sandwiches or grilled cheese for dinner and that’s it. :) Hope you get some time to relax and play in the kitchen again soon!

  2. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says:

    Yes indeed!! Crisps are such an old-fashioned and satisfying dessert. What a great to get our fruit in our diet :-) I love that bottle of milk to go along with it — an old-fashioned touch. And cardamon and ginger are a great team. Excellent recipe. Have a great weekend.

    • Nicole B. says:

      GREAT point about the health benefits of incorporating fruit into our diet, I cannot believe I hadn’t even thought about that! A great weekend to you as well, Marisa! :)

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thank you, Fanny! I did like how natural they came out too, I often find it really difficult to not make a photo look staged. :)

  3. Traci | Vanilla And Bean says:

    The best part about crisps are their simplicity and how they are fuss free. I love the textures and flavors here, Nicole, especially the hazelnuts. I appreciate your notes on styling too.. it helps me look at and think about my work in different ways. Now, I think I need to make a crisp!

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