The only this we love more than apples is a great apple recipe.  This Dutch Apple Crisp recipe is quick, delicious and easy as pie!  Dutch Apple Crisp

We were excited to receive a Baking Around the World cookbook kit from Handstand Kids who loves to introduce children to international foods in a fun and hands-on way that shared their recipe for Dutch Apple Crisp.  IMG_0124

Cooking with kids not only builds life long skills, but it also leaves open great opportunities for teaching moments with your kids.  

Did you know….?

Recipes for Dutch apple pie go back to the Middle Ages.  Although we like to say “as American as apple pie, apple pie was brought to the colonies by the British, Dutch, and Swedes during the 17th and 18th centuries. You can tell a Dutch style recipe as it includes cinnamon and lemon flavors.

What’s the difference between an apple pie and an apple crisp? 

Similar to an apple pie, an apple crisp has an apple filling but does not have crust at the bottom.  Plus, a crisp has more of a crumbly topping that’s made with oats.
Dutch Apple CrispWe mainly followed the recipe as suggested in the cookbook but made a few adjustments.  We made sure to include cinnamon and lemon (which is key to any Dutch Apple recipe) but added nutmeg and brown sugar for a little extra flavor.  Plus we used the flour found in our pantry vs. the suggested whole wheat pastry flour highlighted in the recipe.

Dutch Apple Crisp_CollageThe first step is to peel, core and diced the apples in big chunks.  This part is quite easy and fun for kids and a great cooking skill to develop early.   

Dutch Apple Crisp

Place the apples in a large bowl.  Then juice one lemon and pour juice in bowl of diced apples.


Dutch Apple CrispMix honey, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in bowl with apples.  

Dutch Apple CrispSet aside the apples then prepare to make the topping. In a separate bowl add the oats, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter.  My little chef’s favorite part… mixing it with his hands.  

Dutch Apple CrispSpoon the apples in a ramekin cup or baking dish then sprinkle over the apples.


Dutch Apple Crisp

Bake in the oven at 375 degrees at 30-40 minutes.  We placed a baking dish under our ramekin cups to prevent any spills.  

Dutch Apple CrispYour kids will be just as pleased and proud as my little chef when they try this tasty apple treat.  To learn more about Handstand Kids, visit their site and check out their selection of kid-friendly cookbooks, aprons and accessories.



Dutch Apple Crisp
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For Filling
  1. 5 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  2. 1/2 cup honey
  3. 1 lemon, juiced (makes 2 tablespoons of lemon juice)
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
For Topping
  1. 1 cup oats
  2. 1/2 cup flour
  3. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 1/4 cup butter
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease ramekin cups or baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the filling in a mixing bowl then set aside.
  3. Combine the ingredients for the topping in a separate mixing bowl.
  4. Place apples in a ramekin cup or baking dish then sprinkle topping over apple.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes in preheated oven. Let cool & serve!
  6. Bake at 375 degrees
  1. The original recipe uses whole wheat pastry flour vs. regular flour. You may also use agave instead of honey.
Adapted from Baking Around The World
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Chef Julian has had a love for cooking since the age of 3. Now as the CEO and Head Kid Chef of The Step Stool Chef, he is focused on empowering kids to be leaders in the kitchen. Chef Julian has been featured on the covers of magazines, newspapers as well as made guest appearances on all major TV networks, conferences and food festivals and is known for his fun & easy approach to cooking.

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