apple crisp with cheddar granola crumble

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apples & cheese: an iconic duo at snack time when we were 5 and a sophisticated pair in this crisp. this is not your average apple crisp, because its crumble is made with the most unique granola i have ever had. i present to you, Bumble & Butter Granola. this recipe uses their aged cheddar flavor to compliment the sweet & spiced apples, but you could most definitely make this with any of their flavors. might i add how bomb a peach crisp with their rosemary granola would be???  

jamie, the founder of Bumble & Butter and long time instagram friend, was nice enough to give me a discount code! if you want to make this recipe, get 15% off your granola with the code “kalesuckzhere. you’ll probably want to buy more than just this one flavor, trust me!!

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apple crisp with a cheddar granola crumble

  • Author: kim van dyne
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: crisps + cobblers
  • Cuisine: american


a twist on the classic apple crisp. this one is made with rich brown butter & a cheesy, salty, yet slightly sweet crumble.



for the crumble:

  • 1/2 cup (60 g) AP flour
  • 3/4 cup (85 gBumble & Butter Cheddar Granola
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup (76 g) unsalted butter, diced and chilled


for the filling:

  • 3 large honey crisp apples- peeled, cored & sliced thin (~865 g post prep)
  • 1/4 cup (57 g) unsalted butter, browned
  • 2 tbsp AP flour
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt


for the crumble:

  1. whisk together flour, granola, brown sugar, baking powder & salt until fully combined. then, add in the diced butter and incorporate with fingers until you have pea sized butter balls. cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.


for the filling:

  1. preheat oven to 350 F (177 C). lightly grease a 9 inch pie plate or an 8×8 baking pan with butter and set aside.
  2. in a small saucepan on medium-low heat, brown the butter. this will take about 5-8 minutes. once browned, transfer to a heat proof mixing bowl and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. add the remainder of the filling ingredients (minus the apples) to the brown butter and whisk until fully combined. then, pour this mixture over the prepared apples and stir until evenly coated.
  4. place apple mixture in pie plate or baking dish & top with crumble. *you may want to place the apple crisp on a baking sheet to prevent juices spilling into the bottom of your oven. bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the apples are tender when poked with a toothpick.
  5. serve immediately with ice cream!

Keywords: apple crisp, apple, granola, bumble and butter, cheddar, crumble, desserts


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