Raspberry Apple Crisp

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This delicious 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 warm raspberry apple crisp topped with whipped cream in an individual baking dish.

This post was originally published on June 9, 2016.

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. :)

How to make raspberry apple crisp:

Start by tossing your apples and raspberries with the fresh ginger and ground cardamom in a bowl along with a bit of corn starch and brown sugar. (The corn starch will bind the juices so that things don’t get too runny down the road).

Next, transfer the fruit into your baking pan(s). You can use one large pan or small, individual baking dishes like I did here.

A warm raspberry apple crisp topped with whipped cream in an individual baking dish.

Now to the topping: add rolled oats, all-purpose flour, chopped hazelnuts, brown sugar and a smidgen of salt to a bowl. Grab your pastry cutter and cut in the butter, then sprinkle the topping over the fruit and bake until it is golden-brown (about one hour).

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 warm raspberry apple crisp topped with whipped cream 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 Time8 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 8 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit crisp, raspberry apple crisp
Servings: 3
Calories: 380kcal


  • 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


  • 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 1 hour).
  • Serve with whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream.


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


Calories: 380kcal

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A warm raspberry apple crisp topped with whipped cream in an individual baking dish.


    • 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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