Thank you, Grammy! We love Apple Crisp, and our gluten free Flour Farm flour makes it bake up even better. Grammy’s recipe underwent one change – we lowered the amount of sugar by half (sorry, Grammy.) This Apple Crisp tastes so delicious, we do not miss the sugar at all.
Apple Crisp: Naked or Dressed?
This is an ongoing debate at our table – do we peel the apples or not for the prefect Apple Crisp? Our daughter and I actually prefer dressed apples; we like the texture with the peels on. We purchase local, organically produced apples and I feel that the peels add needed nutrients. Dave votes naked apples. He does not like the peels on for dessert. What is your preference? Leave us a comment and let us know in the section provided below. We love to hear from you!
My Grammy had a secret ingredient for just about every sweet thing she baked – vanilla. She loved the smell and taste of vanilla. We use quite a bit of it ourselves, as evident in so many recipes we have posted online. We hope you enjoy this Apple Crisp recipe as much as we do.
An important note: this recipe successfully uses Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend. This blend is found online at Amazon.com or in a few local grocery stores. If you choose to make this with another flour blend, please note that your results may differ.
Peace & LOVE – Teri
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Recipe Inspiration: Our vegan friends at RÜT Spokane – We love this restaurant. Go Josh! We also thank Sandy & John for the care they take in growing delightful apples at their Sherman Valley Farm.
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How to make gluten free Apple Crisp that will make your grandmother proud enough to share it.
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- 2 T Cane Sugar or packed Light Brown Sugar (28g)
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon (2.5g), use more or less to taste
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cardamom (.5g optional – see note below for spice variations)
- 907g (2 lb) Firm Apples, peeled (optional) and cut into 1/2″ chunks (after you core/peel the apples, you should have about 1.5 lbs of apples. We use many different varieties in a batch.)
- 1 T Lemon Juice (15 ml)
- 105g (3.7 oz) Light Brown Sugar (1/2 C packed)
- 72g (2.5 oz) Old Fashioned Oats (3/4 C)
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon (2.5g)
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract (5 ml)
- 84g (3 oz) Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend (3/4 C)
- 113g (4 oz) Cold Butter or Nondairy Butter (1/2 C or 1 stick)
- Pinch of Extra Fine Pink Himalayan Salt (omit if using salted butter)
Equipment: Digital Scale (preferred,) 8×8″ Baking Pan, Whisk, Mixing Bowls, Measuring Cups and Spoons, Silicone Spatula, Grater, Knife, Cutting Board, Non-Stick Spray or Goop, Cooling Rack
Before You Dive In – Prep:
- Cut apples into uniform sized pieces about 1″ (2.5 cm)
- Move oven rack to center
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 C)
- Grease 8×8″ pan with non-stick spray, butter or our baking Goop
Step 1: In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and spices.
Step 2: In a separate medium bowl, add the chopped apples. Sprinkle the lemon juice and stir. Sprinkle the sugar and spice blend and stir to combine. Pour into a prepared baking dish.
Step 3: In the same (or clean) mixing bowl, add brown sugar, oats and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Add the vanilla and use your hands to integrate the vanilla into the mix. Add the flour (and salt if using,) and stir to combine.
Step 4: Grate the cold butter into the bowl and use your hands to combine and knead the butter into the dry blend. The topping will become thick and chunky. Use your hands to evenly drop blobs of topping over the apples. You will have enough to cover the surface.
Step 5: Bake in the center of a preheated 350 F/177 C oven for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly. Place pan on a cooling rack and serve warm with ice cream and/or caramel sauce.
The nutrition information provided below is for the recipe as written using unpeeled apples and organic salted butter. Each serving weighs about 100g (3.5 oz).
Variations: Feel free to add a touch of cardamon, ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves, allspice, or any warming fall spice that you prefer with your apples. Have fun!
- Cuisine: Dessert
- Serving Size: 1 scoop
- Calories: 230
- Sugar: 22g
- Sodium: 80mg
- Fat: 11g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Unsaturated Fat: 5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 32g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 1g
- Cholesterol: 25mg
Keywords: Gluten Free Old Fahioned Grammy’s Apple Crisp
For another delicious fall inspired recipe, try our Gluten Free Pear Cardamom Quick Bread.