Tangy Apple Crisp
Every now and then, I inventory-check the fridge for items that need to be used up. This time, apples came up on the list, and fortunately, making a gluten-free apple crisp is super duper easy and uncomplicated.
My partner is gluten intolerant, and I like to do my best to accommodate him, so he doesn’t feel left out during social gatherings. Luckily, he doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, otherwise I’d be screwed. Believe me, gluten-free baking is a bit of a pain in the tokus, the gluteus maximus,….zeee butt.
Anyway, this recipe is adaptable, and can fit anyone’s preference. Here are some suggestions for your consideration:
Use regular flour/all purpose flour if not adverse to gluten.
If using all oats, and the apple crisp is drier than you’d prefer, drizzle a bit of melted butter over it.
If you are more of a traditionalist, leave out the lemon juice, lemon zest and the all spice.
If not using lemon, Granny Smith green sour apples work best.
If you’re not used to spices start with half.
Ingredients (serves 4-5):
- 3 large apples, skinned, cored & sectioned to 10-12 pieces each
- 2.5-3 Tbs lemon juice (juice of a lemon half)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp all spice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 6 Tbs white sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 1/2 cup butter, room temp.
Time~ Prep: 30 min Cook: 1 hr
- In a large bowl, toss the apples with lemon juice.
- In a small bowl, mix cinnamon, all spice and brown sugar. Add to apples and combine with your hands. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients from the topping list except butter.
- Work the butter in with your hands as even as possible.
- In a 9-inch square baking dish, spread apple mixture in bottom. Sprinkle with flour mixture. Bake at 350° for 1 hour, or ’til apples are tender and topping is lightly browned.
- Serve warm or at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Drizzle over melted butter, if preferred.
You may also cook @ 375 Fahrenheit for 45 min.