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Homemade Apple Crisp Recipe {Gluten Free}

Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe

This easy gluten free apple crisp recipe has all the tastes of a regular apple crisp, with no gluten or refined sugar.

Come fall, I’m looking for all the ways to use apples in my baking and cooking.

A special ingredient adds a subtle savory addition to the flavor profile.

So of course, this gluten free apple crisp recipe is on our seasonal rotation!

And even though this is a relatively healthy dessert option, no worries! You can add whipped cream or ice cream (my upgrade of choice) to make this decadent at the same time.

How to make my gluten free apple crisp recipe

Grab your oven safe 8×8 baking dish and grease it. Set your oven to 350.

Place apples in a large non-reactive bowl (more on this in a second) and toss with fresh lemon juice. Use the real stuff if you can. Like, actually cut the lemon in half and squeeze it.

But really, if you need to use the bottled lemon juice, I get it. We live in the middle of nowhere and the nearest lemon is 20 miles away.

Do what you gotta do.

apple dessert gluten free

What does non-reactive mean, anyway? Basically, these are pans or bowls that are made of stainless steel, ceramic, glass and metal cookware with enamel coating.

Reactive pans can make the food taste funny or pick up smells and colors.

Hence, the reason for disclaimers in recipes. Especially when there’s citrus.

Add real maple syrup (sorry Aunt Jemima), apple juice, cinnamon, allspice, thyme leaves, and salt. Toss to combine and set aside.

seasoned apple dessert

Combine topping ingredients in a separate bowl and stir until oats are thoroughly coated and all ingredients are well combined. Set aside.

apple crisp topping

Pour apple mixture into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer.

baked apples

Spread the topping evenly across the top evenly.

baked apple dessert

Place into pre-heated oven and bake for 30 minutes. If the top layer is nicely browned, cover dish loosely with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning.

Continue baking for another 15-20 minutes or until the apple crisp is nice and bubbling. Remove from oven and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.

How to serve fresh baked apple crisp

Serve this gluten free apple dessert warm with some vanilla bean iced cream or freshly whipped cream, if desired.

And, I HIGHLY recommend the ice cream. It’s my weakness.

Well, one of them….

apple crisp gluten free

Take advantage of fall’s apple bounty with this gluten free apple crisp!

Time saving tip:

You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. Then, simply thaw and reheat in the oven to serve.

gluten free apple dessert

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Deanne

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Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe

One taste of this delicious dessert and you’ve won’t believe it is both gluten and refined sugar free. The addition of fresh thyme adds a subtle savory note to the otherwise sweet flavor profile of this classic recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Deanne Frieders, This Farm Girl Cooks

Ingredients

  • 6 large apples cored, peeled, and sliced *see notes
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp 100% apple juice sugar free
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • tsp. fresh thyme
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Topping Ingredients:
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup almonds sliced
  • 1/3 cup. honey preferably local
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter melted

Instructions

  • Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8” x 8” baking dish and set aside.
  • Place apples in a large non-reactive bowl and toss with fresh lemon juice. Add maple syrup, apple juice, cinnamon, allspice, thyme leaves, and salt. Toss to combine and set aside.
  • Combine topping ingredients in a separate bowl and stir until oats are thoroughly coated and all ingredients are well combined. Set aside.
  • Pour apple mixture into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. Spread the topping evenly across the top in a uniform layer, as well.
  • Place into pre-heated oven and bake for 30 minutes. If the top layer is nicely browned, cover dish loosely with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning. Continue baking for another 15-20 minutes or until the apple crisp is nice and bubbling. Remove from oven and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve warm with some vanilla bean iced cream or freshly whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes



Tip: Choose firm apples, such as Granny Smith or Pink Lady (pictured), for this recipe. These varieties will hold up well to the heat of baking without turning to mush. 


gluten free apple crisp recipe

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  • Reply
    Erin
    November 1, 2019 at 10:54 am

    5 stars
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