It’s apple season!  Although our own apple trees at Old World Garden Farms are too young to produce fruit, we continue to visit family, friends, and our local orchards to pick apples in order to make applesauce, apple pie filling, apple desserts, and of course, just to eat as a snack.

When making apple crisp it is best to use a mixture between tart and sweet apples
When making apple crisp it is best to use a mixture between tart and sweet apples

We have always used my Grandmother’s apple crisp recipe which included flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter. But this year, with guests on their way, we had to come up with a new recipe to meet their medical and dietary needs.  We needed a gluten and dairy free recipe that tasted just as good as any other apple crisp dessert.

With the combination of gluten flour and almond meal, in addition to dairy-free sticks of butter, we were able to pull off the perfect recipe for everyone to enjoy!  And of course, adding vanilla ice cream is as easy as buying a soy based version in order to experience the true tradition of this classic fall dessert!

Apple Crisp Recipe – Gluten and Dairy Free

INGREDIENTS:

Peel, core, and wedge your apples. You don't want too small of slices or it will end up being mush.
Peel, core, and wedge your apples. You don’t want too small of slices or it will end up being mush.

6 cups of apples, peeled, cored and chopped (about 6 medium apples)

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1/3 cup white sugar

1 Tbsp cornstarch

3/4 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

TOPPING

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup gluten free flour

1/2 cup gluten free old fashioned oats

1/4 cup almond meal

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

1/3 cup non-dairy butter, melted

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mixing the apples in a gallon bag makes it easy to toss to coat.
Mixing the apples in a gallon bag makes it easy to toss to coat.

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a 8×8 baking dish.

2. In a medium bowl: add brown sugar, flour, meal, oats, cinnamon and salt. Stir to incorporate. Add melted butter and mix until there is no longer any dry ingredients.

Mix the topping with dairy free butter to make it vegan friendly!
Mix the topping with dairy free butter to make it vegan friendly!

3. In a gallon sized plastic bag, add peeled, cored, and sliced apples and sprinkle with lemon juice. In the bag, add granulated sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Toss to coat the apples.

4. Transfer apples to baking dish and sprinkle topping over top of the apples.

Apple Crisp ready to go into the oven!
Apple Crisp ready to go into the oven!

5. Bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour until the apples are soft and the topping is golden brown.

6. Let rest 10-15 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

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Gluten And Dairy Free Apple Crisp

Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of apples peeled, cored and chopped (about 6 medium apples)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt

TOPPING

  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten free old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy butter melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a 8x8 baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl: add brown sugar, flour, meal, oats, cinnamon and salt. Stir to incorporate. Add melted butter and mix until there is no longer any dry ingredients.
  3. In a gallon sized plastic bag, add peeled, cored, and sliced apples and sprinkle with lemon juice. In the bag, add granulated sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Toss to coat the apples.
  4. Transfer apples to baking dish and sprinkle topping over top of the apples.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour until the apples are soft and the topping is golden brown.
  6. Let rest 10-15 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

 

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