Stovetop Apple Crisp

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Why I love it: This warm, comforting stovetop apple crisp takes a total of only 20 minutes to prepare and does not compromise on flavor.

stovetop apple crisp

Say hello to a quick and easy, no-bake stovetop apple crisp!

Apple crisps are one of the most delicious ways to eat apples in my opinion but I‘m not always willing to put in the time to bake a crisp. That’s why I love this stovetop recipe, it takes only about 20 minutes, tastes great and you won’t even need to fire up the oven. And because you’re not locked into the volume of a baking dish you can easily scale this recipe up or down to however many servings you like (one of the great advantages of stovetop desserts).

How to make stovetop apple crisp:

You start by cooking your apples in a skillet in a mix of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. (That will put you in a good mood because it will make your kitchen smell delicious.)

Once the apples are done, you prepare the topping simply by toasting a mix of rolled oats, chopped pecans (or walnuts, if you prefer), sesame seeds and brown sugar in a bit of melted butter in a non-stick pan. That’s easy and quick to do and the resulting flavors and crunch are wonderful.

One quick word of caution about the topping: it’s very easy to burn it so don’t take your eyes off the pan (no texting while cooking for this one).

To serve, you add the cooked cinnamon apples into individual serving bowls and sprinkle with the oat/nut/sesame mix. If you like, you can put a dollop of whipped cream (or ice cream) on top but I find that the crisp already tastes mighty delicious by itself.

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Stovetop Apple Crisp

A quick and easy but delicious stovetop apple crisp. No oven required and you can easily scale the recipe up or down to however many servings you need. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stovetop apple crisp
Servings: 4
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Nicole Branan | The Spice Train

Ingredients:

For the apples:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks (Gala work well)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar

For the topping:

  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1.5 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream (optional)

Instructions:

For the apples:

  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet.
  • Add the apples, cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar. Stir until well combined.
  • Put the lid on and let the apples cook on medium to medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until they are soft but still have their structure (about 7 minutes).

For the topping:

  • In a bowl, combine remaining sugar, oats, nuts and sesame seeds. Mix well.
  • In a small, non-stick pan melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter, then add the nut mix and brown for a few minutes until crunchy. (Do this on relatively low heat and watch closely, it will burn easily).
  • Serve apples in a bowl and sprinkle the topping on.
  • Top with ice cream or whipped cream (optional).

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal

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12 comments

  1. Chandni says:

    Hi! Tried this recipe today and it was really good :) Was in a hurry so replaced the nuts and seeds with museli with nuts. Thanks for this one!

    • Nicole Branan says:

      That’s so great to hear, Chandni! Thanks for leaving such a nice comment, I really appreciate it! Such a great idea to substitute muesli, I have to try that. :)

      • Chandni says:

        Please do! And you are most welcome Nicole. Please keep more such recipes coming. It’s very motivating for budding home chefs :)

    • Nicole Branan says:

      That is SO GREAT to hear, Sian! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback, I really appreciate it. :)

  2. Adam says:

    Wow this sounds good because i need to make a desert for a boyscout trip im going on this weekend i think ill try this.

    • Nicole B. says:

      That sounds great, I hope you like it, Adam! It’s my favorite dessert, I have made it countless times and could eat it everyday. :)

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