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Gluten-Free Apple Crumble

This recipe for gluten-free apple crumble is our first choice for a seasonal apple dessert. It's the ultimate comfort food, birthday cake substitution, company-is-coming dessert, and anything you want to elevate with this delicious treat!
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:1 hr
1 hr 30 mins


  • 4-5 pounds of slightly tart baking apples - like Granny Smith, Cortland, or Haralson
  • 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar. use less if apples are sweeter!



  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Butter a 9x12 baking dish or individual dishes, on bottom and sides.
Apple Instructions
  • Peel apples, quarter them, and slice each quarter into 3 chunks or slices.
  • Toss apples with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, then sprinkle with cinnamon and 1/3 cup brown sugar and stir to combine. Set aside.
Crumble Instructions
  • Mix 1 cup brown sugar, oats, and gluten-free flour with a spoon.
  • Next, add cold cubes of butter individually to the bowl, not in clumps. Smash each cube of butter into the oatmeal mixture with your fingers until it all starts to come together into chunks of cookie dough-like form.
  • Place your prepped apple mixture into the prepared baking dish or dishes.
  • Next, crumble your topping onto the apples, pressing and creating a top for each baking dish. As you pick up the topping, gather extra crumbs in the bottom of the bowl and continue to mix into butter clumps as needed. Spread evenly over your apples by pinching off pieces, pressing down lightly as you work to fit all the crumble on top.
  • If you are using individual baking dishes or ramekins, put them on a baking sheet for easy removal from the oven and to catch any drips.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the topping is bubbly and lightly browned on top.


In addition to the mini Le Creuset cocotte baking dishes above that my brother gave me as a wonderful gift, I have Ikea's Vardegan 4" Ramekins in the blog post above as well and have loved them for baking and small serving dishes! (This is not an affiliate link!)
Servings :12
Author: Heather Bursch
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