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Apple Crisp

Apple Crumble

A gluten- and sugar-free recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apples, dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 6


  • 6 large apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoon 100% apple juice, sugar-free
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup almonds, sliced
  • 1/3 cup honey, preferably local
  • 3 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

To Serve: (Optional)

  • Vanilla bean ice cream or freshly whipped cream


  • Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8” x 8” baking dish and set it aside.
  • In a large non-reactive bowl, toss apples with fresh lemon juice.
  • Add maple syrup, apple juice, cinnamon, allspice, thyme leaves, and salt. Toss to combine and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine topping ingredients and stir until oats are thoroughly coated and all ingredients are well combined. Set aside.
  • Pour apple mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer.
  • Spread the topping evenly across the top in a uniform layer, as well.
    Apple Crisp ready to bake
  • Place into the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. If the top layer is nicely browned, cover the dish loosely with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning.
  • Continue baking for another 15-20 minutes or until the apple crisp is nice and bubbling. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve warm with some vanilla bean iced cream or freshly whipped cream, if desired.
    Apple Crisp with Ice Cream on top