Fast, Nutty Apple Crumble (Gluten-Free)
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Celiac.com 10/03/2013 - Having an easy apple crumble recipe in your arsenal is a good thing. This one is both easy to make and tasty as can be. I try to keep apples in the house, and find I usually have the other basics on hand, which can help to take the sting out of any dessert emergency.
- 8 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 4½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ⅔ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- ½ cup gluten-free oats (optional)
- ¾ cup crushed almonds
- ¾ cup almond meal
- 2½ tablespoons butter, room temperature (more as needed)
Heat oven to 375°F.
Mix almond meal and almonds, oats (if desired), brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in the butter. Use enough butter to so the mixture holds loosely together, but is not too moist.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, granulated sugar, vanilla, and of cinnamon. Toss to combine.
Layer sliced apples in a 9 x 12-inch (or approximately the same size) baking pan. You can also use large ramekins.
Sprinkle sugar mixture over apples.
Bake 45 minutes or until the mixture is bubbling and apples are tender.
Serve with fresh yogurt, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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