Fall is the best time to drag out all your favorite apple recipes; from side dishes to desserts. I like to use apples in just about everything. I cut them up to sprinkle on top of my dinner salad, slice them for the top of an oven pancake, dice them up for a side dish of stuffing, or use them to make a variety of desserts.
One dessert I enjoy making most of all is apple crisp. There’s just something comforting about the flavor of sweet ripe apples combined with a crunchy topping.
Here’s a recipe I like to use. Feel free to add/omit/substitute to make it suit your tastebuds!
Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
- 6 Medium Apples (peeled, cored, and diced or sliced)
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 T Honey
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 3 T Gluten-free Flour or Oat Flour
- ½ C Almond Flour
- ½ C Gluten-free Whole Oats
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- ½ tsp Nutmeg
- ¼ C Pecans (chopped)
- ¼ C Honey
- 3 T Unsalted Butter
- Turn the oven on to 375°F
- Combine all your ingredients for the filling and stir until each slice of apple is nicely coated.
- Place the first 6 of your topping ingredients in a bowl and stir them together.
- Use a fork to mash the honey and butter into your topping mix (it should be crumbly).
- Pour or arrange your apples into a 9” baking dish or pie plate.
- Cover the entire top with the crumble topping mix.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is light brown.
- You can allow your freshly made apple dessert to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving, in order to save the lips and tastebuds of the ones you love. I think it goes best with ice cream, especially if it’s warm enough to melt the ice cream a tad.
- This dessert can be covered and stored for 3 or 4 days in the fridge, if you aren’t able to finish it all at once. I’ve never tried freezing it, but I bet it would still taste rather yummy…as long as it didn’t get forgotten at the back of the freezer and get covered with freezer burn fuzz!
What do you like to top your apples with?