Gluten-Free Apple Crumble

This Apple Crumble recipe is gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free and vegan.  This classic dessert is full of warming spices and rich flavor.  Enjoy this naturally delicious comfort food for a dinner party or weeknight dinner.  Even picky kids will be happy eaters.

MEDIUM      Servings: 8       Ready In: 60 minutes

Gluten-Free Apple Crumble - Healthy, Oil-Free, No Sugar Added, Plant-Based, Vegan Dessert

Gluten-Free Apple Crumble - Healthy, Oil-Free, No Sugar Added, Plant-Based, Vegan Dessert

Ingredients

5 Sweet, crisp apples (gala or Fuji), peeled
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. brown rice flour
2 tbsp. currants
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup date pieces
1/4 cup brown rice flour
2 tbsp pecan pieces
2 tbsp cashew butter
Dash of salt


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Procedure

Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 350F

To make the filling: Core and dice the apples into bite-sized pieces. 
Heat a wide pan over medium heat. 
Add the apples and cinnamon and cover. 
When the apples have started to brown and are releasing their juices, add the 2 tbsp. brown rice flour and 1/2 cup of water. Stir well and cook until water is mostly absorbed, about 5-7 minutes.
The apple mixture should be golden but still have some texture when ready.
While the apples are cooking, you can make your crumble topping.  

To make the Crumble topping:  If needed, roughly chop the dates and pecans for the Crumble. You might be able to find chopped dates and pecan pieces. 
In a medium bowl, combine the chopped dates and pecans with the cashew butter, 1/4 cup brown rice flour, and salt. 
Use your hands to combine. You want a crumbly mixture. 

To assemble the Crumble: When the apples are done cooking, add the currants to the apples. 
Pour the apple currant mixture into a 9x9 baking dish, or 8 individual baking dishes. 
For single-serve, use a small pie tin or individual ramekin.
Sprinkle the Pecan Crumble mixture over the apples. 

Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes, or until slightly golden on top. 
When crumble is golden brown, remove from the oven.  Let cool for 5 minutes and serve.

Chef's Tips: Use any sweet, crisp apples for this recipe.  You can make a double-batch of the "crumble" mix and store extra in your freezer.  Use it for pear, peach, or berry crisps.  You'll be ready for this treat any time!

Yield: One 9x9 pan


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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (3.8 ounces).

Calories 132.21
Calories From Fat (23%) 31
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.7g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.57g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 21.8mg <1%
Potassium 205.41mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 25.38g 8%
Fiber 3.47g 14%
Sugar 14.43g
Protein 1.89g 4%
Calcium 4.39mg <1%
Iron 16.77mg 93%
Vitamin A 51.11IU 1%
Vitamin C 0.05mg <1


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