Apple cider cornflake crisp in a bowl on a table.
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5 from 2 votes

Apple Cider Cornflake Crisp

Chopped apples are cooked in apple cider and capped with a crunchy brown sugar-cornflake topping.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: apple cider cornflake crisp, apple crisp, apple crisp with apple cider, apple crisp with cornflake topping


  • 1/4 cup (57g) butter
  • 1/2 cup (115g) brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon (11g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (100g) cornflakes crushed
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (16g) cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1g) cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon (2g) salt
  • 1 cup (250ml) apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) lemon juice
  • 4 cups (550g) apples peeled, cored, chopped into 1-inch pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and generously butter an 8-inch square baking dish.
  • Make The Cornflake Topping - Melt butter over medium-low heat in a medium-sized pot. Mix brown sugar and flour together. Add to butter and cook to dissolve, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, add crushed cornflakes, and stir to coat. Set aside.
  • Place sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, apple cider, lemon juice, and chopped apples in another pot. Cook together over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until liquid is thick, smooth, and syrupy, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Pour apple mixture into prepared buttered pan. Top evenly with cornflake mixture and bake 25-30 minutes, or until topping is golden and apples are cooked to your liking. Serve warm or cold, plain or with a drizzle of heavy cream or a scoop of ice cream.


I like my apples to maintain a little structure in my cornflake crisp, so 30 minutes was the perfect doneness for me. If you prefer your apples on the mushier side, either cut your apple pieces smaller, cook them a bit longer in the apple cider, or bake the crisp at 325º for longer, say 45-50 minutes. Apple firmness after cooking will also depend on the variety of apple you choose.