Loopy's Baked Apple Crisp


I created this recipe myself, and it's the first one I'm submitting to the site. The cream cheese mixture turns almost into a caramel sauce when baked, not 'cream-cheesy' at all. This is delicious by itself, or it would be great served with vanilla ice cream or maybe pancakes or waffles, which would also turn this recipe's yield into 4 to 6 servings.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 servings


  • cooking spray

  • ¼ cup cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 apple, halved and core cut out

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ cup granola


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Stir cream cheese, brown sugar, maple syrup, walnuts, cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and allspice together in a bowl until well mixed.

  3. Place apples, cut-side up, into baking dish, supporting them with pieces from the core underneath if needed. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons butter into each cored apple and top each with 1/2 the cream cheese mixture, filling the hole and covering the entire top of apple.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until apples are slightly softened, about 35 minutes. Sprinkle apples with granola, pressing granola into filling. Continue baking until apples are cooked through and granola is browned, about 10 more minutes.

Cook's Notes:

An alternative baking method might be to follow directions as written, but bake the apple for 40 to 45 minutes or until cooked through, then add the granola, press in lightly, and put under broiler 1 to 2 minutes or until brown and crispy on top. Omit or change the type of nuts. Try pancake syrup or honey instead of maple syrup. Add some raisins or minced ginger. Increase the cinnamon. Make your own crispy topping instead of using granola. Whatever changes work for you based on your preferences and what you have on hand.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

423 Calories
25g Fat
48g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 423
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 294mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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