Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a cut-and-paste recipe from various other recipes I have. Since I work with a vegan, and I constantly bake for my coworkers, I'm always on the lookout for vegan-friendly recipes that don't require a special trip to the earthy-crunchy store. This one fits the bill, and it actually tastes good enough that non-vegans won't feel as though they're missing anything (which is marvelous when you don't feel like making two different recipes).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cut peanut butter and shortening into flour and 1/2 cup of sugar until crumbly (use two knives or a pastry blender).
  2. Peel, core, and slice apples.
  3. Pile prepared apples into a 9-inch square pan, and sprinkle with cinnamon, lemon rind, and 1/4 cup sugar.
  4. Add lemon juice and water.
  5. Cover apples with crumb mixture.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Serve while still warm.
Most Helpful

Perhaps I didn't understand, but the ingredients listed 3/4 cup sugar twice and the directions only called for a total of 3/4 cup. I went with the directions rather than the recipe list, and the crisp wasn't sweet enough for my family's taste. Maybe Muffin Goddess uses a sweeter variety of apples than those I had on hand.

ctrmom November 28, 2006

check your labels, a vegan friend who used to be my neighbor (and so shared a lot of meals with my family) told me that butter-flavored shortening is NOT vegan!

dragonmama November 23, 2005

Peanut butter!!! It worked very well in this recipe. Changed this just a bit. I used regular sugar w/ a tsp of brown sugar included in the 3/4 cup. It worked fine. Thanks for posting!!

Aroostook September 16, 2003