Monday, July 22, 2013

Delicious Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Delicious Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
a dessert baked with love

My mother is the type of woman who believes in making things from scratch and that everyone should have a delicious dessert at Thanksgiving. When I finally committed to a 100% gluten-free diet, this became a bit of a challenge, at least as far as I concerned. Although I was happy with apples baked in cinnamon and sugar, store-bought gluten-free apple pies, and gluten-free brownies from Betty Crocker's delicious mix, my mom wasn't satisfied until she came up with this delicious treat. It's so good, even the glutenites* at your table will dig in!

*Yes, I am working really hard to coin this phrase, but doesn't "glutenite" roll off the tongue so much better than "people who can eat gluten" or "people who are not gluten-free?"

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Delicious Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
Yields: one 8x8 pan
Hands on time: 30-45 minutes (includes peeling, slicing and paring the apples)
Total time: approximately 1 1/2 hours

For the apples
  • 4 cups of apples peeled, sliced & pared (about 3-4 medium apples--I use Granny Smith or similar)
  • 2 mounded teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 3-4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
For the crisp topping
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Put apples in a greased 8x8 baking pan, sprinkle with orange juice, and then mix to coat apples.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle on apples and mix.
  4. Combine the brown sugar, brown rice flour, and ground cloves in a separate bowl and mix.
  5. Soften the butter or margarine and knead into the rice-flour mixture. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Crumble the rice-flour mixture over the apples.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Apples should be soft when you poke them.
  8. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.

In the past, I've always weaved the pictures and recipe instructions together. However, I thought placing all of the recipe instructions at the end might make it a little more user-friendly, and it seems to be what most "food bloggers" do. I hope you like it!

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