Salted Caramel Paleo Apple Crisp - Real Food Whole Life

Salted Caramel Paleo Apple Crisp

November 13, 2017 (Updated on January 6, 2022)

Drizzled with a dreamy caramel sauce (that just happens to be refined sugar-free + dairy-free), Salted Caramel Paleo Apple Crisp is simple to prepare and perfect for your holiday table or dessert, any time!

My hands-down favorite dessert to make at home is a fruit crisp.

First, because it’s always a crowd favorite, and second because it’s so darn easy.

No fussy crust, no exact measuring.

Just mix together a quick topping in one bowl, toss the fruit directly in the dish, top, bake and you’re good to go.

My Healthier Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp and Healthier Maple Oat Mixed Berry Crisp recipes are reader favorites around here, so I wanted to do a little twist using a grain-free topping.

Also, adding a creamy, dreamy salted caramel sauce takes this version over the top.

I will note that that caramel doesn’t taste exactly the same as the sugar-loaded store-bought variety, but it really is delicious in it’s own right.

Coconut sugar is used to both sweeten the filling here and in the caramel sauce, as it’s a great option if you’re avoiding refined sugar.

If you can’t find or don’t want to use coconut sugar, you can substitute organic brown sugar.

The result will be sweeter and a bit higher in sugar, but it will still be delicious.

This crisp will definitely be making an appearance on our holiday table, and I hope you’ll make it soon as well.

If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!

Now, let’s make some Salted Caramel Paleo Apple Crisp!


RECIPE & KID FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS

1 | Looking for a nut-free variation? Try this recipe for Healthier Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp!

2 | If you’re short on time, skip the caramel sauce, or make the caramel sauce separate for drizzling on anything your heart desires!


This Recipe Is . . .

Naturally Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free, Egg-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, and Paleo


Tools to make Salted Caramel Paleo Apple Crisp

Almond Flour

Kosher Salt

Organic Coconut Milk


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Salted Caramel Paleo Apple Crisp

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Drizzled with a dreamy caramel sauce (that just happens to be refined sugar-free + dairy-free), Salted Caramel Paleo Apple Crisp is simple to prepare and perfect for your holiday table or dessert, any time!

Ingredients

  • For the Apple Crisp
  • 6 cups 1-inch chopped apples skin on is fine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • For the Apple Crisp Topping
  • cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • For the Salted Caramel
  • 1 15-oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt

Instructions

  • For the Apple Crisp
  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Add the apples, lemon juice, ¼ cup coconut sugar and cinnamon to a baking dish, tossing to combine.
  • Make the topping my stirring together ⅓ cup melted coconut oil, almond flour, ½ cup coconut sugar, pecans and ¼ teaspoon salt until well combined.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the apple mixture, using your hands to squeeze some of the mixture into clumps.
  • Place the baking dish on a baking sheet (to catch any boil-over), cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes, or until bubbling.
  • Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes, or until the topping is slightly browned.
  • Allow to cool, then serve with a drizzle of Salted Caramel sauce.
  • For the Salted Caramel
  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together the coconut milk and coconut sugar.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Once boiling, turn the heat to low and let the mixture boil slowly. Stir frequently, scraping the sides and bottom to avoid burning.
  • Continue boiling until caramel has reduced and thickened about 30-35 minutes. The caramel will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in oil, salt, and vanilla extract.
  • Allow to cool completely. Pour into a glass container and serve alongside the crisp, or refrigerate for up to two weeks.

Notes

Looking for a nut-free variation? Try this recipe for Healthier Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp!
If you're short on time, skip the caramel sauce, or make the caramel sauce separate for drizzling on anything your heart desires!

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
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