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Sugar Free Apple Crisp

Get your apple dessert fix with this Sugar Free Apple Crisp recipe! Juicy apples, fragrant cinnamon and a perfect crumble topping make this sugar free dessert an instant favorite.

Looking for more sugar free desserts to try this fall? Add these Healthy Pumpkin Cookies, this Crustless Pumpkin Pie and our no sugar Mason Jar Ice Cream to your list!

Apple crisp served in a white ramekin with vanilla ice cream.

Why This Apple Crisp is Best

Apple Crisp has it all: cozy comfort, a buttery crumble topping and the delicious taste of apples and cinnamon. It’s a great way to enjoy the fresh comfort of an apple pie without the crust.

  • The natural sweetness of the apples reduces the need for added sweeteners.
  • A crisp topping yields to soft, gooey bites of apple.
  • The combo of cinnamon and apples is irresistible—and makes your kitchen smell amazing.
  • Impressive enough for your Thanksgiving table, but easy enough for any day of the week.
  • Serve with ice cream or fresh whipped cream for the perfect fall dessert!

Now you can make the classic dessert with all the great taste you love in the original and none of the excess sugar.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make sugar free apple crisp.
  • Apples – I like to use tart, firm apples in apple crisp. Granny Smith and Golden Delicious are both top choices. Varieties with a combination of sweetness and tartness, like Honeycrisp are tasty in this recipe too.
  • Monk fruit sweetener – A naturally occurring sugar substitute that sweetens the crisp without affecting the flavor. We use both golden monk fruit and regular granulated monk fruit here. Stevia could also be used (or erythritol).
  • Corn starch – The starch dissolves into the juices of the apple as the crisp bakes to give the apples a thick, syrupy gleam.
  • Oats – Make sure to use old fashioned (or rolled) oats for the crisp topping; not steel cut or quick cooking varieties.
  • Lemon juice – The acid brightens up the flavor of the sweet apple crisp.

Tips and Tricks

Step by step photos showing how to make apple crisp.

Sugar free apple crisp is one of the easiest desserts to make from scratch.

  • Peel, core and dice your apples.
  • Toss the apples with the other filling ingredients, then transfer to a 9 inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the crumble topping over the apples.
  • Bake until bubbly and caramelized!

Serving suggestions:

We recommend serving your homemade apple crisp with a big scoop of sugar free vanilla ice cream. The cold ice cream melts into the warm crisp making every bite better than the last. Or make a fresh batch of Sugar Free Whipped Cream to dollop on top of each serving!

Baked apple crisp in a white pie plate.

Recipe FAQs

Can I add nuts to apple crisp?

Nuts like walnuts and pecans make a wonderful addition to this sugar free apple crisp recipe. They add some extra crunchiness and a boost of protein too!

Can apple crisp be made ahead of time?

Yes, apple crisp can be assembled in the baking dish up to 24 hours ahead of time. Cover the dish with foil and keep refrigerated until ready to bake.

How do I store leftover apple crisp?

Leftover apple crisp can be stored covered in the refrigerator. I prefer the taste when it’s warm, but it’s delicious chilled or at room temperature too.

Can I make this recipe with a different kind of sugar substitute?

You can, however you will not get exactly the same flavor without the golden monk fruit. The golden monk fruit mimics the caramel-y quality of light brown sugar or raw cane (like turbinado) sugars.

Apple crisp served with vanilla ice cream in a white bowl.

More Sugar Free Desserts

Yield: 6 servings

Sugar Free Apple Crisp

Get your apple dessert fix with this Sugar Free Apple Crisp recipe! Juicy apples, fragrant cinnamon and a perfect crumble topping make this low carb dessert an instant favorite.

Get your apple dessert fix with this Sugar Free Apple Crisp recipe! Juicy apples, fragrant cinnamon and a perfect crumble topping make this sugar free dessert an instant favorite.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

For the Apple Filling

  • 4 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated monk fruit sweetener
  • 2 Tablespoons golden monk fruit sweetener
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

For the Topping

  • 1/3 cup golden monk fruit sweetener
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not steel cut)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine diced apples with sweeteners, cornstarch, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Place in a 9-inch baking dish (about 2 quart).
  3. To make the crumble, combine sweetener with oats, melted butter, almond flour, cinnamon, and salt. Use your hands to combine until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the apples. Press lightly.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes, until bubbly and caramelized. Enjoy with a scoop of sugar free ice cream.

Notes

  • APPLES: I like to use a tart apple, like Granny Smith or Golden Delicious. However, a combination of tart and sweet (like honeycrisp) is also delicious. Just peel and dice and enjoy the fresh comfort food of an apple pie without a crust!
  • Make it Low Carb: swap out the apples for zucchini!
  • ADDITIONS: Add nuts for a crispier crumble topping.
  • MAKE AHEAD: Can be made 24 hours in advance. Refrigerate and cover with foil.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 5gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g

You won’t miss the sugar in this low carb gluten free Apple Crisp recipe! It’s the perfect easy dessert for a special occasion or any time you’re craving the comfort of sweet cinnamon apples with a crumb topping.

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