Non-Dairy Apple Crumble

apple crisp

What’s better than a warm apple crumble dessert after dinner, especially on a chili day.  This recipe is particularly quick to pull together and everyone loves it!  The most time consuming part is peeling and coring the apples. I use an inexpensive apple peeler/corer device to help the process go more quickly.  Makes 6 servings.


8 Granny Smith apples (approximately 4 cups)

1/2 cup water

1 T lemon juice

1 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats

pinch of salt

7 T Dairy Free Earth Balance buttery spread


Preheat oven to 400°F

Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.

Peel and core apples. Cut in 1/4 ” pieces.

In a large bowl, combine apples, water, lemon juice and cinnamon. Mix until apples are evenly coated and then transfer to the baking dish.

For the topping:

Combine sugar, flour, rolled oats and dairy free buttery spread (or butter if you prefer)

Using your hands or a pastry cutter, crumble the mixture together until it resembles pea-sized crumbs.

Spread the topping over the apples and bake for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm topped with your favorite dairy-free vanilla ice cream!

apple crumble

Extra info:

I like the tart flavor of granny smith apples, but you can substitute other varieties. Sometimes a mix is good too!

If dairy is not an issue for you, use 7 T of regular butter.


Here’s another great apple recipe from 50PlusToday!


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