The cold snap has sent me on a craving for comforting food, gluten free desserts. I have always had a knack for being able to make the perfect crumble but I have not used a recipe since the first time I made it in home economics in early high school. You see, we always had an abundance of home-stewed fruit so I was a pro-crumble-maker by the time I was 14. I have carried that talent over to the gluten free apple crumble. Today I thought I would measure as I go (as to create the perfect gluten free apple crumble recipe) so everyone else can create my warming gluten free winter dessert favourite.

Delicious apples for a gluten free apple crumble

Preparation time
30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes


Stewed apples

  • 6 apples (granny smiths are the best cooking apples)
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp of sugar (or using half pears and half apples without any sugar)

Crumble topping

  • 60g of butter
  • 40g of gluten free flour
  • 60g of almond meal
  • 40g of brown sugar

Apples for a quick and easy gluten free dessert


Preheat the oven to 175°C

  1. Peel, core and slice the apples. Put them in a saucepan with the other ingredients. Place on a medium heat on the stove, stir occasionally.
  2. While the apples are cooking, slice the butter into thin flakes into a bowl. Rub the flour and butter together until mixed as evenly as possible. Now add the almond meal and continue to rub through until even. Add the sugar and mix well.
  3. When the apples are soft remove them from the heat and place in a medium sized oven proof dish. Cover evenly with the crumble and bake for 15 minutes.

Serve with double cream for a delicious low sugar, healthy, gluten free dessert.

Delicious gluten free dessert, low sugar, healthy, gluten free apple crumble

Nutrition notes

  • 280 calories per serving
  • This recipe has been adapted to have less sugar than a normal crumble