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Simple, Quick & Gluten Free Apple Crisp

October 8, 2015

Enjoy a fresh apple treat with no more than 10 minutes of hands on time!

Simple, Quick & Gluten Free Apple CrispI almost completely forgot to write about apple season this fall! I blogged so many of our favorite apple recipes last year, that I sort of thought I had all of my bases covered, but the Michigander in me just couldn’t go through an apple season without a least one apple post!

Simple, Quick & Gluten Free Apple CrispWe headed out to pick apples a few weeks ago and it was like summer! The weather has definitely turned more like fall in the last couple weeks, so looking through these pictures of the girls in their short sleeves seems so crazy to me!

Simple, Quick & Gluten Free Apple CrispMy youngest just turned 2 and there is just something about this age that makes these trips so fun. To see their eyes light up at all the apples on the trees – it’s like they finally “get it”! Caitlyn two fisted her apples the entire trip and enjoyed running up and down the rows of trees.

Simple, Quick & Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Simple, Quick & Gluten Free Apple CrispThis is a particularly busy fall for me as I navigate a busy school and preschool schedule with lots of driving. I don’t have a lot of time for fun kitchen projects like making apple pie, so this year when the girls asked me if we could make a treat with the apples, we decided on making apple crisp to save on the time thing!

Simple, Quick & Gluten Free Apple CrispNo more than 10 minutes to get everything into this pie plate and you are hands-free from there! No peeling necessary – and this apple crisp not only is as beautiful as an apple pie…it tastes just as amazing.

Simple, Quick & Gluten Free Apple Crisp

You can use whatever apples you have aroundย  – let the kids help too! My toddler loved putting the apple slices in the pie plate, my 4 year old mixed up the crumble topping, and my 6 year old pretty much ran the show reading my recipe, measuring, and even doing some slicing!

Simple, Quick & Gluten Free Apple Crisp

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Simple, Quick and Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Enjoy a fresh apple treat with no more than 10 minutes of hands-on time!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free apple crisp, gluten-free apple crisp recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Renee -



  • Toss together the apple slices, lemon juice, vanilla extract, 3-4 TB sugar, and tapioca starch right in your 9 inch pie plate.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the white rice flour, almond flour, butter, maple syrup, and 1/4 cup sugar using a spatula - don't combine until super smooth - the point is for it to be a bit crumbly. Sprinkle this crumble mixture over the top of the fruit mixture in the pie plate, and then sprinkle the top with cinnamon.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Cool for a bit before handling.

For more real food desserts, you can follow my Treat Ideas board on Pinterest!

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  • Reply Swarna October 8, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Hi Renee,

    This looks so easy peasy:) Will try this out over the weekend! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great day:)

  • Reply Swarna October 8, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Beautiful pictures! I enjoyed looking at them with a smile on my face:) We went apple picking in NJ the same weekend as you guys did, but we didn’t find too many red apples on the trees but had a great time watching my 4 yo go crazy picking apples and running around ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Emily @ Recipes to Nourish October 8, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious!

  • Reply Jessica October 8, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    5 stars
    Mmm…looks wonderful!

  • Reply linda spiker October 15, 2015 at 11:21 am

    5 stars
    Beautiful pictures and beautiful recipe!

  • Reply Tara October 15, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I love looking at pictures of your kids. They are just darling! Apple picking is one of our favorite fall activities and a crisp is almost the first thing we make. I’ll have to try your gluten free version.

  • Reply Susie Zahratka October 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Love the photos! I have some frozen apples that I will be trying with this.

  • Reply Megan Stevens October 15, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    You and your girls have so many wonderful outdoor adventures. I love that. That topping!

  • Reply Mikki October 15, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    This looks delicious! I usually do mine with a granola type topping but I may just have to try this.. looks great!

  • Reply Rachel October 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Your little ones in the orchard! So precious.

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  • Reply Jen November 20, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Would I use the same amount of regular flour?

    • Reply Renee Kohley November 20, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Hi Jen – I think that would work ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jen November 26, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    This was sooooo good!! Making another one tonight for a friend!!!

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