Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Yes, this is another apple crisp.  I believe there are about four or five on my site.  I cannot help it.  When I want an apple pie, but I’m too lazy to make a crust, I make an apple crisp.  This time, I used almond meal in the topping.Apple Crisp with almond meal toppingMy family seems to think they cannot eat any kind of crisp/cobbler/crumble without vanilla ice cream.  Is your family like that, too?  I get all excited about the “healthiness” of a recipe and then wham-bam-traffic-jam, Hubs or the kiddos head to the freezer to cancel out all of my seemingly good nutritional work.  Gluten Free Apple Crisp made with almond mealWhen you can’t beat them, join them, right?  I found a wonderful gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free frozen dessert called Coconut Bliss.  They come in all sorts of wonderful flavors.  My favorite is Ginger Cookie Caramel.  I splurge on containers of this frozen coconut milk delicacy once in a while.  I have to write “Mom’s! Don’t Eat! ” all over the carton in order to actually get to eat it, though.  My big teenage sons would eat the entire pint in one sitting.

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
  • 10 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1¼ cups coconut palm sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp instant tapioca
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • ¾ cup sweet rice flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Toss the apples with ¼ cup coconut sugar and instant tapioca.
  2. Place in a greased 9x13 pan.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly.
  4. Sprinkle the almond meal mixture evenly over the apples.
  5. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.


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