Gluten-Free Raspberry Apple Crisp

I was all ready to make a gluten-free apple crisp for Father’s Day yesterday until I had some extra raspberries from making this beautiful creation from Pinterest. The sangria was something I had been eyeing for a while. I was excited to finally give it a try and even found the right wine at Target.

The good news? The sangria was delicious. Not too sweet, and deliciously spicy.

The bad news? While waiting for it to chill, at least half of the concoction leaked all over the fridge.

I’ve made this apple crisp twice now, and it’s one of our favorites.  We like to make it when the apples are in season at our local farm.  Luckily, they decided to have an impromptu apple-picking day on Saturday so we headed on over.

When I realized I had some raspberries left over from the sangria, I thought the combination could work.  And boy did it ever.  The tartness from the raspberries paired perfectly with the sweetness from the apples and crumbly topping.

For the topping, I combined quinoa flakes, brown sugar, gluten-free flour, cinnamon, and earth balance butter.  You could easily substitute oats and regular  butter if your family doesn’t have any issues with gluten or dairy, but if you ask me, this version tastes just as good as the original.

Serve it up with some vanilla ice cream, or my favorite dairy-free version So Delicious coconut milk ice cream.

Perfect for a summery special occasion.

It might even go nicely with some sangria…if you can keep it from spilling all over the fridge.

Gluten-Free Raspberry Apple Crisp

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 4 cups green apples cored, and sliced thin
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 3 Tbsp organic sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour I used Cup 4 Cup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance cut into small cubes


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Place sliced apples in a pie plate. Add the lemon juice, cornstarch, and sugar. Mix with your hands. Place raspberries on top of apple mixture.
  • Now prepare the topping. In a medium sized bowl place the quinoa flakes, brown sugar, gluten-free flour, cinnamon, and salt. Stir the dry ingredients together. Now add the butter, and work in using a pastry cutter or a fork. You want the topping to be crumbly.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the apple-raspberry mixture and bake, for 35 minutes.
  • Serve with ice cream.


  • Jillian {Her Split Ends} June 18, 2012 at 8:05 am

    this sounds delicious!!!!!!! totally giving it a whirl…and love that is GF!!

    ~ Jillian

  • janetha [meals & moves] June 18, 2012 at 8:43 am

    i can pass up cake or pie.. but a crisp? never. I LOVE THEM.

    • inspiredrd August 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Gah, me too.

  • Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner June 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    What an amazing recipe! <3 <3 <3

    • inspiredrd June 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks Kathleen!

  • Kristina @ Love and Zest June 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    like the quinoa addition… looks yummy!

  • Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} June 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

    5 stars
    That looks DELISH!

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