Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

My fiancee has been craving apple crisp lately, so today I thought I would treat him to one of his favorite deserts. The recipe that I usually use is filled with gluten, so I went on the search for a gluten-free alternative that would please us both. 

This simple but tasty recipe will most definitely be making its way into my regular cook book. The ingredients were easy to find - I had all of it in my pantry already and I liked that it didn't call for cups of sugar (usually makes it too sweet and high on the calorie count). The recipe was sweet, but not too sweet, which I loved. 

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Filling Ingredients:
6 medium apples, peeled, cored, and diced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice 

Topping Ingredients:
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Cooking Instructions:
1. Preheat your over to 375 degrees F.
2. In a bowl, combine your apples, cinnamon, honey, and lemon juice. Stir everything together until apples are coated evenly.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond flour, oats, salt, and cinnamon.
4. Use a fork (or your fingers) to mix in the honey and butter, until the topping has a crumbly consistency.
5. Arrange the apples into a pie or baking dish. Cover with the crumble topping.
6. Bake in the over for 30 - 35 minutes - depending on how dark you like your topping to be. (I only left mine in for 30 minutes)

Cooking notes:
I used small red apples. They were a little old and soft, so the apples were not too bitter. I used a Manuka honey because I really love the flavor. If you wanted to add some crunch to this recipe, you could also add in some pecans (1/4 cup chopped). I think what was missing for me was a huge scoop of ice cream!

This recipe is so simple and fast to make! The dish is already half empty and I'm sure won't last through tomorrow - we love it! Try it today!

 Bon Appetit!

1 comment:

  1. Walked in the door and put a HUGE smile on my face. It was so good, I almost ate the whole thing. The night is still young. :)