Healthy Crisp & Crumble Recipes

Find healthy, delicious crisp and crumble recipes including apple, rhubarb and strawberry rhubarb crisps. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Apple Crisp

Rating: 4 stars 2
There's nothing like this old-fashioned apple dessert recipe to top off a good dinner. It's low in calories and can be made even lower if prepared with sugar substitute.

Crumble Topping

Rating: 5 stars 3
This quick crumble topping is convenient to have on hand.

Apple Crumble with Oats

Leaving the skins on the apples provides fiber and vitamins, so this diabetic-friendly dessert is not only good tasting but also good for you.

Pear Crumble

Rating: 4.2 stars 1
This easy, comforting pear crumble is sure to please. Serve it as is or with low-fat ice cream.

Apple Crisp with Cranberries

Rating: 5 stars 1
Sticking to its food-waste mission, L.A. Kitchen created this dessert to work with almost any fruit you have on hand. We've done it here with pears and apples, but you can use berries or even tropical fruits instead. The addition of dried fruit adds a concentrated hit of flavor you won't get from fresh alone.

Old-Fashioned Fruit Crumble

Rating: 4.64 stars 9
Use whatever fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand to make this old-fashioned crumble. Typical crumble topping has as much as a half cup of butter--ours has just a bit of canola oil and, for richness, chopped almonds, which are full of healthy monounsaturated fats.

Slow-Cooker Apple Crisp

Let your Crock-Pot do the work for this easy slow-cooker apple crisp. It tastes just like a classic apple crisp, with the apple combination adding a sweet and tart balance in each bite. It's sure to become a new fall favorite.
By Pam Lolley

Classic Cherry Crisp

Rating: 5 stars 2
Choose sweet or tart cherries for this fruit-forward dessert. Look for both in late summer, when cherries are at their peak.

Apple-Crisp-Stuffed Baked Apples

This apple dessert marries the best parts of apple crisp with a baked apple to make an adorable and tasty sweet treat. Cooking an apple crisp inside an apple is a wonderful treat in summer with a scoop of ice cream, or in fall after an apple-picking trip.

Old-Fashioned Apple-Nut Crisp

Rating: 4.6 stars 8
Apples and nuts are a classic--and healthful--combination, especially when you cut back on the saturated fat that typically tops this sweet treat. Our version is just as delicious, and allows the flavor of the hazelnuts to shine through. A dollop of Vanilla Cream or scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt finishes this homey dessert beautifully.

Spiralized Apple Crisp

Rating: 5 stars 1
Use a spiralizer to skip the peeling and slicing in this easy apple crisp recipe. Plus the noodly texture of this gluten-free fruit dessert is a fun adaptation of traditional versions.

Skillet Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Rating: 5 stars 2
Fresh strawberries and rhubarb meld together under a crisp oat crumble in this gluten-free dessert recipe made in just one skillet. If you're not gluten-sensitive, regular rolled oats will work too. Top with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra-special treat.
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Inspiration and Ideas

19 Fruity Cobblers, Crisps & Crumbles You'll Want to Make All Summer Long
Recipes like our Easy Peach Cobbler Dump Cake and Cherry Cobbler on the Grill will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Apple-Cranberry Crisp
A fruit crisp offers the luscious flavor of a fresh fruit pie without the fuss of making a crust. Celebrate the arrival of fall with this apple-cranberry crisp. The nut-studded topping works great with other fruit combinations too.
Rhubarb-Raspberry Crumble
Rating: 5 stars
2

Rhubarb is a tangy counterpart for sweet raspberries in this fruit crumble recipe. For a nutty flavor and a boost of nutrition, this healthy dessert uses whole-grain rye flour and toasted pecans. Serve the crumble with your favorite vanilla frozen yogurt or a dollop of whipped cream.