Gluten Free Apple Crisp
Before more time rolls away, I wanted to post a recipe or 2 for Rosh Hashana. First post--my go-to apple recipe. This apple crisp is so easy and I make it EVERY Rosh Hashana. My family and guests always enjoy it. The great part about this recipe, by the way, is that since it is GF, you can easily use it for Pesach, too--so make sure you keep this recipe tucked away in a safe place!
Just a word about apples, by the way. I have been paying more attention lately to organic, pesticides, etc. Did you know apples are at the top of the list of most pesticide-contaminated foods? We have decided to start buying organic--only certain foods. Believe me, we are on a tight budget and really can't afford to incur extra costs. And yes, organic can be really expensive. However, with some smart shopping techniques, planning and organizing (see these sections in our website!), I am finding the room to add organic apples and perhaps a few other fruits and vegetables to the list. By the way, you don't have to buy everything organic. There are many websites which list the most and least contaminated produce. Just read it and make your choices accordingly. I will list them for you, in fact, in another post. Sooner rather than later, I (bli neder!) promise. Just wanted to pass on this info to you. Now, let's get onto that apple crisp recipe!
4 large baking apples
1/4 c. coconut palm sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
6 Tbsp. water
For the topping:
3/4 cup GF oat flour, sunflower seed flour or almond flour
3 level tsp. GF oats
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil--solidified (may substitute with same amount of margarine)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Peel, core and slice apples into shallow baking dish. Sprinkle them with the mixed sugar and cinnamon, followed by the lemon juice and water.
For the topping, combine flour, oats and brown sugar, then gently mix in the coconut oil until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle in an even layer over the apples.
Bake for 1 hour or until crunchy and golden.