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Apple Crisp Recipe (2 ways)

With apple season finally here (we got some yummy apples from Lee & Maria's this week, and also picked out first apple from our new Honeycrisp tree in our backyard!) I've dusted off my mom's old apple crisp recipe, and given it a gluten-free, refined-sugar-free overhaul. Hope you like it!

I make it two different ways:

1. As one bigger crisp: This makes enough for a 8x8 baking dish, and is great for sharing. For that, we like to bake it in a square 8x8 pyrex baking dish.

2. On demand: you make all the crumble, and store it in a container in the fridge or freezer, and you can make mini personal-sized crisps on demand. This is usually how I roll, since I tend to be the only one eating the apple crisp at our house. I peel and cut up one apple, put it in a small oven proof dish, top with a handful of crumble, and 20 minutes later you have your own freshly baked apple crisp with almost no work! ;)

Here's how you make the crumble:

Topping Ingredients:

1/2c almond flour

1/4c gf flour (I used millet flour)

1c oats (for grain-free, sub chopped nuts)

1/4c butter/vegan butter/coconut oil, cold

Apple Layer:

4 large apples, peeled and cut

1/4 tsp cinnamon

pinch of salt

1. Pre-heat your oven to 350F.

2. Combine topping ingredients in a large mixing bowl. You can use a pastry cutter to get the butter/oil broken up into little pieces, or 2 forks, or I just press the butter chunks in my hands until the topping comes together into little nuggets. If you find any dry/floury bit in the bottom of the bowl, give it another mix. I like to put this into the fridge, while I prep the apples.

3. Apples: if you're making the full crisp, peel and cut 4 apples into inch cubes (don't have to be precise, but you want them all sort of the same size so they cook evenly. Too small and they'll end up mushy. Too big and they may not cook through. If you're making a personal crisp, peel and cut one apple. Put your apple pieces into your baking dish, and toss with cinnamon and salt. If you like your apples more cooked, use my mom's trick, and microwave your apples for 2 minutes.

4. Then top apples with crumble. Bake for 20 minutes, until topping is golden brown. Then pull from oven and let sit a few minutes. We love to eat is still warm, with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream so it gets all melty.

5. Enjoy!! Give it a try and let us know if you make any yummy substitutions. It would be great with other fruits too, like peaches or pears, or berries.


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