Individual Gluten Free Apple Crisp

A word of Caution- This recipe contains oats.

A recent statement from Gluten Free Watchdog states that they cannot currently recommend ANY brand of gluten free oats.

Whether or not you continue to consume oats is a personal choice.  As we await more information, I will preface any recipes that include oats with a link to this important statement from Gluten Free Watchdog, an independent, subscriber-driven gluten-testing organization.  About | Gluten Free Watchdog


Sometimes I want to make an individual size dessert for hubby and I.  These single serving Apple Crisps are gluten free and easy to prepare with just a few ingredients.  Perfect for date night at home, small gatherings or when you don’t want to have leftovers.  Quite possibly the easiest dessert I have ever prepared!  Baked and served in ramekins for a nice presentation.

4 Servings (you will need 1 apple for every 2 servings)

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  • 4 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 medium apples (I used Honeycrisp)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg



Prepare the ramekins by rubbing each with 1 tsp. softened butter.  I set mine up in a square baking pan, to make it easier getting them in and out of the oven.

Peel the apples and cut into small dice, then toss with lemon juice (to prevent browning).

Whisk together the filling ingredients.

Toss the apples with the filling mixture.

Fill the ramekins and refrigerate while you make the topping.

Whisk together the topping ingredients, and use a pastry cutter (or knife and fork, or your fingers) to incorporate the butter.

The butter should be broken down into small, pea sized pieces.

Spread the topping mixture over each ramekin.

Place the ramekins in a baking dish for easier handling.  Bake at 375º for 25 minutes.  The filling will be bubbling up on the sides.  Let them cool slightly before serving.  For a little something extra, serve with a scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt!

Notes ♪♫ Always look for the gluten free label when shopping for grains, even those (like oats) that are naturally gluten free because of potential cross contact during farming, harvesting, transport and production.  If you have Celiac disease and are concerned with cross contact you may want to purchase purity protocol oats (dedicated gluten free fields, mill, and production line).  If you are among the small percentage who cannot consume oats in any form, substitute almond flour in this recipe.

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