Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
Embrace the flavors of autumn with our inviting Gluten-Free Apple Crisp—a delectable dessert that pays homage to the season's bounty of crisp, juicy apples. This comforting classic features sliced apples lovingly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a gluten-free crumble that bakes into golden perfection. Whether you're following a gluten-free lifestyle or simply seeking a warm and satisfying dessert, this recipe promises a delightful journey through the essence of fall. Join us as we create a gluten-free apple crisp that's as heartwarming as it is delicious, perfect for sharing with loved ones or savoring in solitude.
For the Apple Filling:
6 cups of sliced and peeled apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch (or a gluten-free alternative)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
For the Gluten-Free Crumble Topping:
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (or dairy-free alternative), cold and cubed
1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. Prepare the Apple Filling:
In a large bowl, combine the sliced and peeled apples, granulated sugar, cornstarch, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and fresh lemon juice. Toss the mixture until the apples are evenly coated.
Transfer the apple mixture to a greased 9x13-inch baking dish or a similar-sized ovenproof dish.
3. Make the Crumble Topping:
In a separate bowl, combine the gluten-free rolled oats, gluten-free all-purpose flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt.
Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture becomes crumbly and resembles coarse meal.
4. Assemble and Bake:
Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the apple mixture in the baking dish.
Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown, and the apple filling is bubbling around the edges.
6. Cool and Serve:
Allow the gluten-free apple crisp to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Serve your warm Gluten-Free Apple Crisp as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or dairy-free ice cream for an extra treat.
This Gluten-Free Apple Crisp is a delightful dessert that captures the essence of fall with its sweet and spiced apple filling and crisp, buttery topping. It's perfect for enjoying on a cozy evening or as a comforting treat for gatherings with family and friends.