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Published on November 16, 2021

apple crisp no crust apple pie

Recipe: Simple Crust-Free Apple Pie

Simple Crust-Free Apple Pie

Makes 6 servings


  • 3 granny smith apples, cored and halved
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided 
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅔ cup old-fashioned rolled oats


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut thin slices into the skin side of each apple half, making sure not to go all the way through. Then place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Brush butter on the top of each apple, and then sprinkle the tops of the with 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Bake for 25 minutes.
  4. While they bake, combine remaining 4 tablespoons of butter (softened), remaining 4 tablespoons of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and oats in a small bowl.
  5. Remove the apples from the oven; spoon oat mixture onto the slices.
  6. Return the apples to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition per serving: 183 calories; 12 grams fat; 18 grams carbohydrate; 2 grams protein.

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