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Apple Crisp with Topknot Pretzel Crumb Topping

Apple Crisp with Topknot Pretzel Crumb Topping

Ingredients 9
November 18, 2020
Apple Crisp with Topknot Pretzel Crumb Topping
  • Eastern Standard Provisions Co. Topknot Signature XL Soft Pretzels 1
  • All-purpose flour 2 cups
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Light brown sugar 1 1/4 cups
  • Cinnamon 2 teaspoons
  • nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt 1/2 teaspoon
  • Butter, cubed 8 oz
  • Oats 1 cup
  • 1.

    Cut cold butter into small cubes

  • 2.

    Cut Topknot into 1/4 inch pieces

  • 3.

    Put all ingredients into stand mixer* and, using paddle attachment, mix until it just starts to come together, but is still crumbly. Mixture should look like wet sand.

To celebrate a classic American holiday, you need to have a classic American dessert. But even the classics can be made better with a creative remix, and our Apple Crisp with Topknot Pretzel Crumb Topping is a perfect example. It has all the sweet cinnamon flavors you know and love from a traditional Apple Crisp, but with a pretzel crumb topping that takes it to new heights. 


      Pretzel Crumb Topping

  • Topknot Signature XL Soft Pretzel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz butter, cubed
  • 1 cup oats


  • 6 medium sized apples
  • 3 tablespoons Eastern Standard Provisions Co. French Toast Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


      Pretzel Crumb Topping

  • Cut cold butter into small cubes
  • Cut Topknot into 1/4 inch pieces
  • Put all ingredients into stand mixer* and, using paddle attachment, mix until it just starts to come together, but is still crumbly. Mixture should look like wet sand.

*If no stand mixer, you can use the tips of your fingers to bring the mixture together.


  • Thinly slice apples.
  • Toss apples with the sugar and lemon and spread evenly into 9x9 baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the pretzel crumb topping over the apple in a nice thick layer.
  • Bake at 350 degrees 45-55 minutes until golden brown on top and bubbly.

Note: We use Granny Smith apples for tartness, and Honeycrisp for sweetness.


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