gluten free apple crisp

Apple crisp or apple crumble? I never know what to call it. If you have any idea, please let me know in the comments or send me an email. It was a serious question when I sat down to share this recipes and write this post.

To say it’s been a packed September would be an understatement. But that’s the way September seems to go, does it not? With school starting up again, it’s just kind of like the beginning of the race up to the holidays. I think in general, September to December is just pure madness. Both in this food blogging world and in the real world. Which, believe it or not, the real world actually does exist outside of this place! So, it’s officially fall, the trees are changing colours, apples are finally in season and lucky for you, I’ve got this recipe for gluten free apple crisp to share. This simple, dessert is pretty much perfect for fall. But that’s it for all the fall talk, I’m not going to do the usual thing and talk about how fall is my favourite season (even though fall has the best desserts). Because honestly, I feel like it’s 85% of people’s favourite season and the internet has had enough of the “I love fall and pumpkin spiced everything“. And I also have a raging case of writer’s block.

gluten free apple crisp

This gluten free apple crisp uses ground almond, butter, cinnamon and a touch of rice flour for the crumble topping. It is so delicious, you would have no idea that it is gluten free. Do you find the ratio of crumble topping to apples to be an area of debate within your group of friends or family? I’m always on the side of more crumble topping. If I could have an entire dessert of just crumble topping and no apples, I would be ok with that. I find the ratio of crumble to apples is perfect in this recipe. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

So why don’t we talk some other favourites that don’t include fall or apples or pumpkin. Good idea? At the moment:

This song. Have had it on repeat since his show a couple of weeks ago.

This post. “After I never saw him again…until I did”. One of my favourite reads of the week (and I read a lot of blogs and articles)

This Instagram feed. Serious wanderlust over here.

This recipe. Sunday dinner anyone? (and this apple recipe from the archives) Apples for breakfast anyone?

This book.  My favourite read of the summer.

And this book too. This one had me really thinking. (And still thinking even though I finished it back in July).

Gluten free apple crisp recipe breakdown

Loaded with apples and cinnamon, this gluten free apple crisp uses ground almonds and rice flour for a buttery and sweet gluten free crumble topping.

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 5 cups of peeled, sliced apples
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix apples, sugar and cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl. Cook apple mixture in the microwave for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mix topping together in a bowl.
  4. Dump apple mixture into an 8x8 square baking dish. Crumble topping over top.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.


Recipe by Louisa Clements


This gluten free apple crisp recipe is  a family favourite,  we usually make it for our Sunday dinner and for Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for a fall-inspired gluten-free dessert for a potluck or an evening of entertaining, this will be a crowd-pleasing favourite.

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