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gluten-free apple crisp in white bowl with ice cream and spoon

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Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Apple crisp with soft, cinnamon-glazed apples and a buttery cinnamon oatmeal topping! Easy to make and turns out golden and DELICIOUS!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings


For the Filling:

  • 10 apples (about 4lbs) Golden Delicious or Granny Smith
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

For the Topping:

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free oats, divided
  • ½ cup gluten-free 1:1 baking flour
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt not melted, preferably cold
  • 10 tablespoons butter sliced into 10 pieces
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds, divided can also use pecans or almonds
  • 1 tablespoon water


Make the Filling:

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Peel and chop 8 of the apples into ½-inch cubes. Grate 2 of the apples on a box grater. (Grating just 2 of the apples helps create a nice sauce!)
  • In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir together the lemon juice and cornstarch and pour over the apples. Mix everything together evenly.
  • Pour the apple mixture into a 9/x13 baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 25 minutes, until the apples have started to soften and release their juices.

Make the Topping:

  • While the apples bake, add ¾ cup of the oats along with the gluten-free flour, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt to the bowl of a large food processor. Pulse until combined, about 5 pulses.
  • Add the butter and half of the almonds and process until the butter mixture forms crumbly balls, about 30 seconds. Add the remaining oats and almonds and process with 2 quick pulses. Remove the blade and mix the flour mixture with the butter to form more chunks if needed.
  • Pour the topping evenly over the par-baked apples. Bake (uncovered) for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden and the edges are bubbly. Let cool for 15 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!


  • If you prefer apple slices rather than cubes, decrease the par-baking time by 5 minutes. Just be sure the apples are sliced evenly. 
  • You can use any nut you like! Pecans or walnuts are delicious too. 
  • Be sure to use gluten-free oats to keep this recipe 100% gluten-free. 
  • Use a high-quality gluten-free flour for best results. I like King Arthur Flour Measure-for-Measure Flour


Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg