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What would be a good substitute for butter in an apple crisp recipe?

I'm making an apple crisp for friends who eat dairy free and have never tried a butter substitution in a fruit crisp recipe. Suggestions appreciated!

asked by canative about 3 years ago
5 answers 8284 views
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Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

added about 3 years ago

Coconut oil is a popular dairy-free substitution, so you might try that!

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added about 3 years ago

I would suggest coconut oil, but I've heard people also like the earth balance butter substitute--which is sold at WF, and I'd assume other places too.

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added about 3 years ago

You can also search out soy-margarine at a good Asian food store, otherwise I would go the with texture of Earth Balance as it is not a liquid like coconut oil.

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Susan is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added about 3 years ago

I've made crisps many times as a caterer for Kosher clients. When using margarine (or any other non-dairy substitute) just keep in mind that they can be very salty. If your crumb topping recipe calls for salt definitely taste it first to see if it is necessary.

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Emily Weinberger

Emily is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added about 3 years ago

You could also use oil, like canola or vegetable. I've done this a few times when cooking for people with a dairy allery and it was very well accepted. It's super easy to put together (no crumbling of butter) a d crisps up just the same. Enjoy!

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