The Best Gluten Free Apple Crisp [Save This Now] - J. Cathell

The Best Gluten Free Apple Crisp [Save This Now]

You have been invited to a friend’s house and asked to bring dessert. Say hello to the best solution to that problem: my gluten free apple crisp! You’re going to want to make a double batch though, because you’ll want some for your home too! This is easy to make (get your kids to help!) and keeps well in the refrigerator for the next day. I like to take along ice cream and add it to the top. It’s even better if you can do this when the crisp is still warm from the oven.

One of the best parts about this gluten free apple crisp is that you probably have most ingredients on hand. There are so many gluten free flour options around but one of my favorites has been this one or this other one. Both are great and you can get them for the best price here. If you don’t have granny smith apples available, make sure you look for another tart firm apple. They bake well and can hold up to the heat!

We really do love apples around our house. If you’ll recall, I also have a great apple pie recipe (the Southern method!). So whether you make the pie or the crisp, start baking and include your kids. They will love to help pulse the topping and spread it out. Cooking is always a great opportunity to bring your kids into the kitchen and make memories. Enjoy this gluten free apple crisp and don’t forget to send me a picture when you make it!


The Best Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Warm apple crisp for a cold fall day- nothing is better!

  • Author: Jess Cathell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 810 servings 1x




  • 10 granny smith apples
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 C apple cider or sparkling apple cider
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 2 T cornstarch


  • 1 1/1 C gluten free oats
  • 1/2 C gluten free flour
  • 2/3 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3/4 C pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 C water



Preheat oven to 375 F. In a large bowl combine all filling ingredients besides apples. Set aside. Peel and slice apples and toss with filling mixture. Place coated apples into a greased baking dish.


For the topping: Pulse or chop pecans into small bits. Combine with the the dry topping ingredients and pour over apples. Slice butter into pats and evenly distribute across the top of the crumble. Sprinkle with the 1/4 C of water. Bake for 1 hour and enjoy!


Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your serving – trust me!

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  1. 11.6.20
    Teresa Kamm said:

    So happy you are such a great cook and this recipe looks yummy! Very helpful since we try to go gluten free as much as possible. can’t wait to try it! #proudofmydaughter 💗