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Gluten Free Apple Crisp is an apple harvest celebration!

Old timers know this recipe as “Apple Crumble”.  My grandmother called it deep dish apple dessert.

Whatever the name, this 5-star dessert recipe is as heartwarming as it is delicious!

Secrets to Scrumptious Gluten Free Apple Crisp

It’s all about the variety of apples you use.

Soft, bland tasting apples, such as Red Delicious or McIntosh, are fine lunch box apples, but make very poor baked apple desserts because they turn to mush.

Choose apple varieties that cook up soft, yet retain their structure, have a reasonable amount of juice and retain a full-bodied apple flavor.

Our favorite apple variety for gluten free dessert-making is Gravenstein; crisp and tart, it bakes up into flavorful apple concoctions with just the right amount of good old-fashioned juicy apple flavor.

While many cooks suggest Granny Smith as a substitute for Gravenstein, we find this variety really lacks the “apple” flavor we love.

Others use Golden Delicious, which is a great apple for pies and crisps, but we find this variety to be on the mild side when it comes to the “apple” flavor we’re looking for.

When Gravenstein apples are out of season, we use Braeburn, Gala or Fuji apples for eating out of hand and in our baked desserts.  They yield juicy treats packed with yummy apple flavor and tasty texture.

Dish it up!

There’s something about Gluten Free Apple Crisp folks can’t get enough of.  Double the recipe, because your family and guests will request generous second helpings!

Gluten Free Apple Crisp is the perfect dessert for Indian summer cook outs, holiday entertaining and for chasing away the blues on frigid winter nights.


Gluten Free Apple Crisp

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Time:  1 hour

Servings:  8

Apple Filling

Ingredients

  • 6 crisp tart apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Minute Tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water (apple juice or apple cider)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, toss apples with sugar, tapioca, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until well coated.
  3. Sprinkle on the lemon juice and lightly toss apple mixture.
  4. Evenly spread apple filling in an ungreased 7x11x2 inch baking dish.
  5. Pour water over top of filling.

Crisp Topping

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free whole grain oat flour (whole grain rice flour can be substituted)
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup cold butter
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Add butter and cut in until mixture resembles a texture like corn meal.
  3. Sprinkle evenly over apple filling.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until top is golden brown and filling is bubbling.
  5. Remove from oven and cool for a short while.
  6. Serve warm with cream or fresh whipped cream, or serve cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Variations

Apple Berry Crisp

  1. Stir 2 cups fresh or frozen berries of your choice (blackberries, blueberries or raspberries) into apple filling mixture.
  2. Evenly spread apple filling in an ungreased 13x9x2 inch baking dish.
  3. Prepare and bake as directed in key recipe.


Apple Cranberry Crisp

  1. Stir ½ cup sweetened dried, or 2 cups fresh or frozen (unthawed) cranberries into apple filling mixture.
  2. If using fresh or frozen cranberries, evenly spread apple filling in an ungreased 13x9x2 inch baking dish.
  3. Prepare and bake as directed in key recipe.


Apple Crisp Crepes

  1. Prepare and bake Gluten Free Apple Crisp as directed in key recipe.
  2. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons apple crisp down center of each gluten free crepe.
  3. Rollup and place seam side down on a plate.
  4. Garnish crepes with crème fraiche or whipped cream, and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar mixture.


Apricot Apple Crisp

  1. Stir 2 cups chopped apricots into apple filling mixture.
  2. Evenly spread apple filling in an ungreased 13x9x2 inch baking dish.
  3. Prepare and bake as directed in key recipe


Caramel Apple Crisp

  1. Prepare apple filling as directed in key recipe.
  2. Evenly spread apple filling in an ungreased 7x11x2 inch baking dish.
  3. Over top of filling, drizzle ½ cup warmed Nestle™ La Lechera Dulce de Leche Cajeta (it’s corn-free and gluten-free).
  4. Prepare and bake as directed.
  5. Garnish by drizzling ½ cup warmed Nestle™ La Lechera Dulce de Leche Cajeta over top before serving.


Chocolate Apple Crisp

  1. Prepare as directed in key recipe.
  2. Add ½ cup chocolate chips to the crisp topping mixture.
  3. Bake as directed in key recipe.


Chocolate Caramel Apple Crisp

  1. Prepare apple filling as directed in key recipe.
  2. Evenly spread apple filling in an ungreased 7x11x2 inch baking dish.
  3. Over top of filling drizzle ½ cup warmed Nestle™ La Lechera Dulce de Leche Cajeta (it’s corn-free and gluten-free).
  4. Add ½ cup chocolate chips to the crisp topping mixture.
  5. Bake as directed.
  6. Garnish by drizzling ½ cup warmed Nestle™ La Lechera Dulce de Leche Cajeta over top before serving.


Maple Apple Crisp

  1. Substitute equal measure of real maple syrup for white granulated sugar.
  2. Prepare and bake as directed in key recipe.


Microwave Magic

  1. Spread ½ of the crisp topping in bottom of an ungreased microwave safe 3 quart round baking dish.
  2. Evenly spread apple filling over the topping.
  3. Sprinkle remaining crisp topping evenly over apple filling.
  4. Cook in microwave oven on full power for 5 to 7 minutes or until filling is bubbling.


Pecan Apple Crisp

  1. Prepare as directed in key recipe.
  2. Add ¾ cup chopped pecans to crisp topping mixture.
  3. Bake as directed in key recipe.


Slow Cookery

  1. Evenly spread apple filling in the bottom of an ungreased slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle crisp topping evenly over apple filling.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.


Southern Apple Crisp

  1. Substitute equal measure of real maple syrup for white granulated sugar.
  2. Prepare as directed in key recipe.
  3. Add ¾ cup chopped pecans to crisp topping mixture.
  4. Bake as directed in key recipe.



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