Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

October19

What’s the difference between a crisp and a crumble? 

Heck if I know.

What's the difference between a crisp and a crumble? Both have baked fruit under a streusel-like blanket. Here's my take on a Gluten-Free Apple Crisp.

I spent most of the morning researching this question and came to only one conclusion: they both have deliciously baked seasonal fruit buried under a warm, sweet and buttery streusel-like blanket.

Some recipes say crisps have oats, while others argue that only crumbles have oats. The name “crumble” originated in England, but that’s about the only historic tidbit I could find (which actually isn’t very helpful, but interesting if you’re like me and love trivia). I confess, don’t know where the word “crisp” came from.

This recipe for crisp is not only gluten-free, it’s super easy to make. I used Honeycrisp apples because they’re my favorite and they don’t dry out like other apples (I’m looking at you, Red Delicious).

Any seasonal fruit will work. Fresh berries give you a jammy and juicy compote, while peaches and pears are more pie-like. Don’t use frozen fruit or you’ll wind up with a dessert that won’t be a crisp or a crumble, just a soggy mess!

 


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4 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

  1. Ashley

    Thank you for linking up to lat week’s Tasty Tuesday linky. I have pinned your recipe to the Creative K Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope that you’ll link up again on Tuesday.

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  2. Sarah

    Crisp, crumble, as long as it’s got a sweet and crunchy/oaty top I’m game! This sounds lovely and I bet it tastes even better than it looks!

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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mama@mamashighstrung.com.