There’s nothing like using baked fruit to make paleo desserts during the summer. This gluten-free Apple Blackberry Crisp uses seasonal, fresh, luscious ingredients, and is the perfect warm weather delight. When finished off with a high-protein almond flour topping, baked fruit treats such as this are superfood in the form of dessert.
The boys love apple crisp. It’s one of their favorite desserts and I make it often. When I make dessert for friends on a nut-free diet, I use one of the incredible recipes from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. It’s so hard to find good paleo recipes that are nut-free. So, when I wrote that book I created a bunch of easy recipes for those of you with nut allergies. Did you know that more two-thirds of the recipes in that book are nut-free?! If you can’t afford to buy the book, check out my Nut-Free Recipes page.
This low-carb Apple Blackberry Crisp is made with only 2 tablespoons of sweetener. That’s far less than most baked fruit dessert recipes which typically call for high-carb wheat flour and a cup or so of sugar. Still, if you’re going on a very low-carb diet (VLCD) you’ll want to check out my Keto Brownies recipe and my Keto Diet page.
- 5 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (Gala, Braeburn or Honeycrisp)
- 1 pint fresh blackberries
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
- 1 cup blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or palm shortening
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup
- In a large bowl, toss together apples, blackberries, lemon juice, vanilla, and arrowroot
- Transfer mixture to an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
- To make topping, in a food processor, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, oil, and maple syrup
- Crumble topping over apple-blackberry mixture
- Cover with tin foil and bake at 350°F for 60 to 70 minutes until fruit is juicy and bubbling
- Uncover and bake for 10-15 minutes to brown topping
Here are some more easy gluten-free baked fruit dessert recipes for you!
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first published this recipe in 2011.