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Recipe: Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

October 8, 2013
Kelli Dunn

Forget changing leaves and cooler temps. You want to know the real telltale sign that fall is here? Apple crisp!  This healthier version (naturally sweetened with honey) is an easy, no-muss, no-fuss dessert that's always a crowd pleaser. Use a mixture of apple varieties for maximum flavor — I used cortland, empire, and honey crisp.

Recipe: Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Serves 4 to 6

What You'll Need:

For the filling:
6 medium apples, peeled, cored, and diced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice

For the topping:
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup gluten-free whole oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons unsalted butter

What to Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the apples, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons honey, and lemon juice. Stir together until apples are coated evenly.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond flour, oats, salt, remaining cinnamon, and pecans.
  4. Use a fork or your fingers (it's messy, but effective) to mix in the remaining honey and butter, until the topping has a crumbly consistency.
  5. Arrange the apples into a 9-inch pie dish or baking dish. Cover with the crumble topping.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Apple crisp is best served immediately, when it's warm. It can also be served at room temperature. Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to four days.

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