Gluten-free Apple Cherry Crisp recipe. A real food crisp made with apples and cherries, topped with an almond flour oat crisp, and sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup.

 

Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp (Vegan) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.comI’ve been ALL about the rolled oats lately. And I’m always all about summer cherries and apple crisps, so making a Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp was only a matter of time.

The inside is made of fresh apples and cherries. The topping is made from a rolled oats and almond flour mixture, and the whole dish is sweetened with coconut sugar and maple sugar. Now that’s my kind clean real food crisp.

This is a variation on one of my prior crisps that I made, my Absolute Best Summer Crisp!.

It’s a great dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan crisp recipe that satisfies any crisp craving!

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Ingredients needed to make this Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp:

  • apples
  • cherries
  • coconut sugar
  • almond flour
  • gluten-free rolled oats
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • olive oil or coconut oil
  • maple syrup

The topping here is made of almond flour and oats. To me it is the best part! You really don’t need flour or butter to make it, which is what is in normal crisp topping recipes.

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I used almond flour to replace the regular flour, and then olive oil to replace the butter. It works really great here.

You can also use coconut oil, but I prefer olive oil in baking. 

I also use a mixture of maple syrup and coconut sugar to sweeten the entire dish. I use them in place of the white sugar and brown sugar that I’ve seen in regular crisp recipes.

I LOVE the combination of cherries and apples here. The apples give this dessert dish an extra sweetness and the cherries make it taste like summer.

Cherries = summer ( at least to me!)

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Tips to making this Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp: 

The trick here is to bake the cherries and apples both prior to adding the oat topping and after.

I’ve attempted only baking the fruit after adding the oat topping, but I can never get the fruit soft enough while also making sure the topping cooks right.

So, baking the fruit a bit longer really works.

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Oh, and one more tip!

You need to eat this Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp while warm with ice-cream on top.

SO good!

It’s like a warm oatmeal cookie has baked on top of roasted apples and cherries and then everything is topped in a cold vanilla ice-cream ( I love vanilla ice-cream here but I’m sure many flavors work!).

The ice-cream melts into the fruit, adding a creaminess to the whole dessert. Ok, now I’m drooling!

Apple crisp is seriously the best… if you love it as much as me, check out this Gluten-Free Apple Crisp from my friend Erin at Meaningful Eats. It looks DIVINE.

Enjoy!

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Other crisps you may enjoy:

The Absolute Best Summer Crisp! GF (Paleo option provided)

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Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp (Vegan)

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
An all-natural, real food crisp made with apples and cherries, topped with an almond flour oat crisp, and sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375ºF. Grease the bottom and sides of a 10 x 10 inch square or circle pan. Put the apples and cherries into the pan. Cook them in the oven for 20 minutes. ( I sprayed the top of the fruit with olive oil ).
  • In a medium bowl, add the coconut sugar, almond flour, gluten free rolled oats, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Mix.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix the oil with the maple syrup, and then pour it on top of the dry ingredients. Mix well. Then sprinkle the topping on top of the apples and cherries.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crisp
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook