Gluten-Free Apple Crisp Two Ways

Which do you like better?  Blueberry?

Or strawberry?


Or strawberry?

Can’t make up your mind?  I couldn’t either.  That’s why I made two gluten-free crisps on Sunday.  Don’t worry, I made them to share, and you can too.  Grab a bag of green apples, a pint of blueberries and a box of strawberries.  The rest of the ingredients should already be in your cabinet from making the original raspberry-apple crisp.

Because I know you make all of my recipes.


Gluten-Free Apple Crisp Two Ways

Blueberries or strawberries? Can't decide? Make both!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 4 cups green apples cored, and sliced thin
  • 1 pint blueberries OR equal amount sliced strawberries
  • 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 blueberries or strawberries 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. (If making both blueberry and strawberry crisps at the same time, you can double the topping recipe).
  • Sprinkle the topping over the apple-berry mixture and bake, for 35 minutes.
  • Invite friends over and serve with ice cream.


  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance August 8, 2012 at 3:47 am

    You’re right. They both look delicious! 🙂

  • Jillian {Her Split Ends} August 8, 2012 at 5:54 am

    SOOO making this! perfect for the fall…i bet the house will smell delightful cooking these babies up!!

    ~ Jillian

  • Robin August 8, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I’m curious- what role does the xanthan gum play? Would it turn out fine if omitted? I’ve seen it on ingredient labels before, but never in a recipe.

    • inspiredrd August 8, 2012 at 8:58 am

      You know what? I’ve made it both ways and can’t tell a difference. I should probably just take it out of the recipe altogether!

  • April August 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    The contrast of the blueberries with the green apples…just gorgeous!!

  • Kristen August 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I like your style – both sounds good to me too!

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