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Friday, January 13, 2012

Adventures in Gluten Free Cooking: Apple Crisp

My hubby is not a big dessert guy. But there are 3 desserts he will say "yes" to every time: cheesecake, peach cobbler, and apple crisp. Here is my version of Gluten Free Apple Crisp

5 medium size apples
2 T cinnamon
1/4 c sugar
2 T corn starch
1/4 c water
1 t vanilla

1 c GF oats
1/2 c white rice flour
1/2 c tapioca flour
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c white sugar*
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 c melted butter

* The sugar is flexible. You could use 1/2 c. brown sugar. I actually used 1/4 c turbinado sugar when I made this apple crisp.

Start with 5 apples - you can pretty much use any kind of apples you have on hand or mix and match
(oh, remember to preheat oven to 350 degrees)

Peel and core apples

Thinly slice the apples. I like to use my food processor. 

Mix dry ingredients for the topping. Add melted butter.

Stir until all the dry ingredients are incorporated. The mixture will be crumbly.

Toss sliced apples in the cinnamon and sugar and put them in a greased baking dish. Mix water, corn starch, and vanilla separately and pour over apples in baking dish. 

Sprinkle topping over apples

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 min or until topping is slightly golden brown and apples are bubbly. 



  1. This sounds fabulous! Do you use Bob's Red Mill gluten free oats? I have not incorporated oats back into Samuel's diet. I'd like to have him try them -- as who doesn't love oats?

    Thanks and blessings,


    1. I actually get my GF oats from a co-op. 25lb bag for $40 comes out to about $1.60 per lb. We eat oatmeal almost every day for breakfast and I use it a lot in cooking...WE LOVE OATS!

  2. My hubby's not to big on desserts, either. The ones he does like are usually fruit based. I'll have to give this a try!

  3. Mmmmm....comfort food! I'm hosting a Winter Wonderland link party on Monday and would love it if you linked this up!

  4. I just adore apple crisp and this version looks great! I am pinning this. I am a new follower visiting from Young and Crafty. Vicky from Mess For Less

  5. Looks delicious :) Lots of things you can do with Gluten free!!

  6. Looks really yummy, especially since I am temporarily off of sugar and grains....

  7. Oh I haven't had a good apple crisp in years. That looks delicious!

  8. Thanks so much for linking up to my Manic Monday link party…it was a huge success! Make sure you check back tomorrow when I feature the top 3 posts. I’ll be hosting another Manic Monday linky party this week- the theme is LOVE. :)

  9. This looks amazing! Came across this blog from checking out Slammin' the Screen Door, through Sew Many Ways! :) Any way I am going to try and make this apple crisp this week. Having just recently learned that I have to stick to gluten free, I am really missing good old apple pie. Do you think it would be ok to substitute 'all purpose gluten free flour' for the rice and tapioca flour you call for? That is what I have in my pantry. Glad I stumbled across your site!
    Shelly Jack