Since I bought gluten-free oats, I was excited to try the oats out in a gluten-free apple crisp. I confess, I missed the oats in my first gluten-free apple crisp recipe. I kept the sliced almonds from my first recipe though- I like the extra crunch in my crisp. If you want extra decadence and can tolerate casein, try the cream cheese layer. Just make sure to pair it with an ice cream that is not too sweet or make some homemade whipped cream. Although, my favorite way to eat this apple crisp is without the ice cream with my coffee at breakfast. The traditional crisp is wonderful plain (without cream cheese layer), so don’t feel like you are missing out if you are casein-free as well. If you are not making the cream cheese layer, you may consider using an apple mixture instead of all Granny Smith Apples. Enjoy!
Note: I was inspired to add the cream cheese layer by Kate at Gluten Free Gobsmacked. I would have made her Ginger, Apple and Cream Cheese Tart, but I could not find those Mi-Del gingersnaps she used. Thanks, Kate! It is my new favorite way to eat Apple Crisp!
7 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
a little bit of lemon juice for apples
1 stick of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup gluten-free oats
1/2 cup of sliced almonds
Cream cheese layer (goes on before streusel)
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons of brown rice flour or gluten-free flour of choice
In a 9×13 baking dish, layer the sliced apples and toss with lemon juice. If you would like to make cream cheese layer: In a med. bowl (or in stand mixer), beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, flour, milk, and vanilla; beat until combined. Layer this mixture over apples. To make streusel layer: In a med. bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, oats, almonds, and cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly. Spread this mixture on top of the apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes.
Serves about 6.
Note: Check comments for suggestions from Thomas on making cream cheese layer casein-free!
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