Gluten-Free Buttery Apple Crumble

Gluten-Free Buttery Apple Crumble

The Spruce / Sonia Bozzo

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 90 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
376 Calories
15g Fat
60g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 376
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 366mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 249mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Is there anything better in the summer than spooning a pile of warm fruit crumble into a bowl and topping it with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream? Summer bliss.

Fruit crumbles are one of our favorite desserts to make in the summer (well, any time of year, really). Apple Crumble is how we hang onto summer as we start to make that slide into fall around late August. 

This buttery-rich gluten-free apple crumble is a delicious, easy alternative to apple pie. It's just as flavorful, but without the fuss of making gluten-free pie crust (because honestly, sometimes we just can't be bothered.)

Serve with vanilla ice cream or dairy-free ice cream over top for an extra dreamy treat. 

This recipe was adapted to gluten-free diets from a recipe, which appears in the Cooking Light—Holiday Cookbook, Buttery Apple Crumble.

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • Cooking spray, or butter, for pan

  • 10 cups apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract, divided

  • 1/2 cup orange juice, or apple cider

  • 1/4 cup granulated cane sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot powder, or cornstarch

For the Topping:

  • 3/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose baking mix, preferably without added xanthan or guar gum

  • 1 1/4 cups certified gluten-free oats

  • 1/2 cup packed brown cane sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Gluten-Free Buttery Apple Crumble ingredients

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  2. Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray or butter.

    Greased baking pan

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  3. Place apples in a large bowl and add 1 teaspoon of the vanilla extract, orange juice or apple cider, granulated sugar, and arrowroot powder or cornstarch. Stir to thoroughly coat apples.

    Apple slices, vanilla extract, juice, granulated sugar, and arrowroot powder in a bowl

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  4. Combine gluten-free all-purpose baking mix, gluten-free oats, brown cane sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl to make crumble mixture.

    All-purpose baking mix, gluten-free oats, brown cane sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl

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  5. Add melted butter and remaining teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir to blend mixture.

    Add melted butter to the crumble mixture in a bowl

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  6. Spoon apples into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle crumble topping mixture evenly over apples.

    Spoon apples into prepared baking pan with a crumble on top

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  7. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

    Gluten-Free Buttery Apple Crumble covered with aluminum foil

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  8. Remove foil and bake additional 30 minutes, or until top is golden and bubbling.

    Gluten-Free Buttery Apple Crumble in a baking dish covered with aluminum foil

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  9. Remove crumble from oven and let cool for at least 15 minutes.

    Baked Gluten-Free Buttery Apple Crumble in a baking dish

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  10. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or dairy-free ice cream over top. 

    Gluten-Free Buttery Apple Crumble in a bowl with ice cream on top

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