Paleo Apple Crisp




Paleo Apple CrispIt’s fall, errr, wait, it’s winter! That means a lot of freaking cold weather. When we moved to the “south” I expected sunshine and swimsuits year round, and so far we’ve had 3 snow storms. Apparently Virginia isn’t south enough. But we are lucky enough to live in the Apple Capital of the World! It may take us 30 minutes to drive to the grocery store, but we get to pass some of the most gorgeous apple orchards along the way! Plus 3 farmers markets, what can I say, it’s good to live in the country. Figuring out what to do with all the apples is another story. No longer can we just throw a couple of cups of sugar on them, add some flour and oats, and sit back oblivious to the problems we are causing our bodies.

The other night we wanted to watch a movie on demand, the kids have been home for 2 weeks (holy longest school break ever, when do they go back?), and we had to actually bribe them with dessert to spend time with us! When did this happen? I miss my babies, now my babies are 6 ft 2 in and would rather text their friends all day. Guess they should enjoy that freedom while they can, reality will be calling in 3 short years and they’ll miss us paying for movies. So, the bribe. I had two huge gorgeous green apples on the counter and had been craving apple crisp forever but had yet to try a crumble crust. Well, the first time was a charm, that never happens with Paleo desserts! I made ours in individual custard dishes, but you could do a cake pan just as easily. You might have to add 5-10 minutes on the baking time if you do that.

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Paleo Apple Crisp

  • Author: Misty
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 1/2 cup palm sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 4 tablespoons palm shortening
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup hulled pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a bowl mix the apples with 3 tablespoons palm sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon until they are coated
  3. Arrange the apples in individual oven safe custard dishes
  4. Add all the nuts and coconut flakes to food processor and pulse 2-3 times
  5. In a bowl mix the nuts with remaining palm sugar and cinnamon
  6. Drizzle the honey over the nuts and mix
  7. Drop the tablespoons of palm shortening into the nuts separately and mix with a fork to break the shortening up, repeat until you can’t see the shortening
  8. Top the apples with the nuts
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


One Response

  1. Oh my gosh this was sooooo good! The kids loved it, they were eating the leftover topping right out of the bowl!

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