Apple Crisp

This recipe is a variation of Gluten-Free Goddess’ Easy Apple and Pear Crisp.

Crisps are super easy (and no tricky pie crusts involved!) I love the fall apples in this one, and the lovely cinnamon-y smell that filled my apartment as it baked was very festive.

photo from Z Photo Blog


For the fruit filling:

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin

3 Yellow Delicious apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin

5 tablespoons apple juice

1 tablespoon agave nectar

1/2 teaspoon gluten-free Apple Pie Spice (or 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon allspice)

Pinch sea salt

For the crisp topping:

3/4 cup organic light brown sugar

3/4 cup gluten-free pancake and baking mix, such as Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix (contains buttermilk) or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix (contains corn)

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

3-4 tablespoons Spectrum Organic Shortening or vegan margarine


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 x 11-inch baking dish with vegan shortening.

2. In a large bowl, toss the apple slices in the apple juice, agave, spices and a small pinch of sea salt.

3. In a separate bowl, stir together the organic brown sugar, gluten-free flour mix and cinnamon. Add the shortening in dabs and rub between your fingers until moist crumbs form a crumble topping mixture.

4. Sprinkle a handful of the crumble mixture into the bottom of the prepared pie plate. Spoon in the apple slices; add all the liquid. Top with the remaining crumble mixture.

5. Bake in the center of the oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the fruit is fork tender and the filling is bubbling and thickened. The top should be golden brown.

6. Cool a bit before serving warm or at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.


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Categories: Dessert, Season: Fall


Became a voracious, unapologetic bookworm in 4th grade after reading the first three Harry Potter books. Have a thing for dystopias, young adult novels, classic literature and funny memoirs (re: Mindy Kaling / Tina Fey). English and journalism geek, media and pop culture critic, food writer and blogger, editor of an entertainment magazine. Hobbies include: my Netflix account, cooking, gardening, music, art and hiking.


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