Lazy Girl Apple Crisp

September 20, 2010

Despite what the sweets on this site may suggest, I’m a bit of a health nut. I bake because it soothes me, makes me feel happy and gives me a creative outlet. But after one slice, bite or piece is eaten by me, I typically take those baked goods and gift them off for others to enjoy, both because I like to share my baked goods and because I don’t trust myself with an entire cake, pie or dozen cookies in the house.

So when a craving for something sweet hits, my house isn’t exactly full of ready-to-eat junk food options. My solution? Lazy Girl Apple Crisp. The name says it all: it takes little to no time to prepare, it’s in the realm of what might be considered healthy as far as desserts go, and it hits the spot when the craving for dessert strikes.

A couple years ago, I made a variation of this dessert for Jamie Oliver, with both apples and pears. I believe his exact words were, “That apple thingy, or whatever it was, was absolutely delicious.” And hey, if it’s good enough for Jamie then I think it’s most certainly good enough to share with you all.

Lazy Girl Apple Crisp 
(Printable Recipe)

*2 Tbsp. butter
*2 medium apples, roughly chopped*2 Tbsp. brown sugar
*1 tsp. ground cinnamon
*2 Tbsp. golden raisins
*1/2 cup granola
*1/4 cup whipped cream

*In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add in apples and brown sugar. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until apples are softened.
*Add in the cinnamon and golden raisins. Cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat and divide among two glasses or bowls.
*Top with granola and whipped cream.

Happy Cooking!



  • Reply Jennifurla September 20, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I love the addition of raisins, great idea

  • Reply Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess September 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    How cool that you won the contest on Rachael Ray! That must have been such a fun and interesting experience.

  • Reply Anonymous September 22, 2010 at 12:54 am

    this looks absolutely delicious…and very easy to make! I love apple crisp, and will most definatly try this sometime soon! Jill Ritz

  • Reply Caroll December 13, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Piensa en tus fans latinas. Hazlo en español también

  • Reply Michelle August 1, 2015 at 2:46 am

    What type of apples do you recommend for this dessert?

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  • Reply Colleen-Estelle October 8, 2016 at 6:01 am

    I love this idea, and the recipe looks delicious!

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