For the Fruit Filling:
4 cups of your choice of fresh or frozen fruit (e.g., apples, berries, peaches, or a combination)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
For the Gluten-Free Crumble Topping:
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour blend
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts (e.g., almonds or pecans)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter or dairy-free alternative, melted
Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8×8-inch (20×20 cm) baking dish or a similar-sized ovenproof dish.
Prepare the Fruit Filling:
In a large bowl, combine the fruit, granulated sugar, cornstarch or arrowroot powder, lemon juice, and vanilla extract (if using). Toss to coat the fruit evenly.
Transfer to Baking Dish:
Transfer the fruit mixture into the greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
Prepare the Gluten-Free Crumble Topping:
In a separate bowl, combine the gluten-free rolled oats, gluten-free all-purpose flour, light brown sugar, chopped nuts, and ground cinnamon.
Pour the melted butter (or dairy-free alternative) over the dry mixture and stir until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Add Topping to Fruit:
Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the fruit mixture in the baking dish.
Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the fruit filling is bubbling, and the topping is golden brown and crisp.
Remove the fruit crisp from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving.
Serve the gluten-free fruit crisp warm or at room temperature. It’s delicious on its own or with a scoop of gluten-free vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
This gluten-free fruit crisp is a delightful and comforting dessert that you can enjoy with your favorite fruits and is perfect for those with gluten sensitivities or allergies.