Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp (Gluten Free, Sugar Free)

Gluten free and refined sugar free apple crisp recipe sweetened by apple juice, maple syrup and spiced with cinnamon, thyme and allspice topped with sliced almonds is so easy to make and extremely delicious.
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One taste of this delicious dessert and you won’t believe it is both gluten free and refined sugar free. The addition of fresh thyme adds a subtle savory note to the otherwise sweet flavor profile of this classic recipe.

Tip: Choose firm apples, such as Granny Smith or Pink Lady, for this recipe. These varieties will hold up well to the heat of baking without turning to mush.

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Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisp (Gluten Free, Sugar Free)

A crowd pleasing fruit dessert made with easy to find and simple ingredients. This apple crips will win your heart for sure. The recipe for easy Gluten Free Apple Crisp is, well, simple! Chopped apples are sweetened and spiced with cinnamon, maple syrup and apple juice then buried under an oat-based topping and baked until golden brown. Topped with sliced almonds which gives it even more crunchier texture.

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 50 mins Total Time 1 hr 10 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 6 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

What you'll need...

Topping Ingredients


  1. Place  top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8"X8" baking dish or a 7"X10" baking dish and set aside.

  2. Place apples in a large non-reactive bowl and toss with fresh lemon juice. Add maple syrup, apple juice, cinnamon, allspice, thyme leaves, and salt. Toss to combine and set aside.

  3. Combine topping ingredients in a separate bowl and stir until oats are thoroughly coated and all ingredients are well combined. Set aside.

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  4. Pour apple mixture into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. Spread the topping evenly across the top in a uniform layer, as well.

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  5. Place into pre-heated oven and bake for 30 minutes. Once the top layer is nicely browned, cover dish loosely with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning. After the 30 minutes is up, continue baking for another 15-20 minutes or until the apple crisp is nice and bubbling. Remove from oven and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.

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  6. Serve warm with some vanilla bean iced cream or freshly whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy!

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