Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples

Everything you love about apple crisp but baked inside an apple. This fun fall dessert is something everyone will love!

Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples |

While I absolutely adore apple pie, sometimes it’s just too much work. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought this unique dessert would be perfect for those of you who have little ones, love individual desserts, are tired of pie, or just don’t have the time/energy to make crust and a cooked filling. These cute little apples are stuffed full of tender, spiced chunks and topped with a chunky streusel and a big scoop of caramel drizzled vanilla ice cream. They’re every bit as delicious as pie!! ????????

Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples |

Thanks to the Learning Tower, my two little sous chefs were able to help me make this recipe. Whenever I’m in the kitchen, they’re always eager to get in on the action. The Original Learning Tower from Little Partners allows them to be independent AND safe, while I prep, bake and cook. They absolutely love using it, and I love that they’re entertained and happy- it makes dinner time less stressful for everyone.

Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples |

It’s strong, sturdy and stays in place. It’s unique design allows it to stand flush against the counter and allows toddlers to climb in and out of it easily. The adjustable height on it makes it perfect for kids as young as 18 months and all the way up to six years old.

Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples |

We use The Original Learning Tower every single day. When it’s not breakfast, lunch or dinner we tuck it into the corner and the kiddos play on it & under it. It makes the perfect tower for kings & princesses. ???????? Little Partners offers several different finishes so that it will seamlessly blend into your kitchen. Sometimes I hardly notice it’s there! (p.s. code: LMS10 = 10% off your Little Partners purchase ????)

Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples |

When it came time to stuff the apples, my helpers climbed right up and got to work. We hollowed out the inside of four apples, then chopped up an extra apple for the filling. We tossed the chunks in a blend of sugar, spices, lemon juice and cornstarch. Then we mixed up the streusel and sprinkled it over top.

Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples |

Everything baked at the same time and I was left with only a few dirty dishes. Sounds pretty nice, right?! The apples were tender and flavorful and the streusel was extra crunchy. We added a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a bit of salted caramel on top. Mmmm… apple perfection!

Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples |

I especially loved having an entire apple to myself, however, you could easily split one in half for those who are into sharing. ????

Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples |

I hope you’ll give these apple crisp stuffed apples a try. We had a lot of fun making & eating them, I think you will too!

Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples |

Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples Recipe

Everything you love about apple crisp but baked inside an apple. This fun fall dessert is something everyone will love!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 4 apples
Calories: 352kcal
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  • 5 large apples - (Granny Smith, Jonagold or Honey Crisp)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp kosher sea salt
For the Streusel Topping
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter - cold


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a small baking sheet or 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper, foil or a baking mat; set aside.
  • Cut off the tops of 4 apples. Using a knife, core the apples, creating a bowl. Using a spoon, dig out the inside. Peel and cut remaining apple into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch chunks.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the apple chunks, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix until combined. Spoon the filling into the apples.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry blender until small clumps form (pea size). Sprinkle the streusel over top.
  • Place the apples onto the baking sheet or into the prepared pan. Place in the oven to bake for 30-40 minutes or until the crust is browned and the filling is bubbly (you may have to tent the tops with foil half way through to prevent from over-browning). Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Top with vanilla ice cream and caramel, if desired.


-Add chopped nuts to the topping!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg

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    1. You’ll want to leave some of the bottom intact. It’ll get soft, and you don’t want it to break open when you’re transferring them, so make sure it’s at least 1/4-inch thick.

  1. Thanks so much for this easy delicious recipe. However, I used apple and cinnamon instant oatmeal instead of regular oats. Amazing!! My family loved it!

  2. If you wanted to make these in advance and then bake right before ready to eat, could you? Would they get soggy? How would you store before baking if so? I need to travel with these so was trying to figure that out. Thanks !

    1. If you want to get them all prepped and then bake them when you arrive, I’d suggest keeping the topping separate and adding a little more lemon juice to the apples (maybe another teaspoon). They will still brown a bit, but that should help. Then add the topping and bake 🙂