apple blackberry crisp

Apple Blackberry Crisp

There’s nothing like baked fruit desserts in summer.  With seasonal, fresh, luscious ingredients, this gluten free Apple Blackberry Crisp is the perfect healthy and scrumptious, warm weather delight.  When finished off with a high protein almond flour topping, baked treats such as this are superfood in the form of dessert.  Now what’s better than that?

Our summer started last Thursday when the boys finished school, and we are having an excellent time thus far.  Our house has been the setting for lots of sleep overs, lunches, snacks and water balloon fights for the boys and all of their friends.

Today we’ve been deeply involved in preparing for the Mapleton Hill Rummage Sale which takes place this weekend.  The boys plan to have an organic lemonade stand where they will sell high protein brownies, cookies and other treats, Saturday morning.  Who knows, they might even be selling Apple Blackberry Crisp.

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Apple Blackberry Crisp
  1. Place apples and blackberries in a large bowl
  2. Sprinkle with lemon juice, vanilla and arrowroot, tossing to incorporate all ingredients
  3. Place apple-blackberry mixture in an 8 x 8 inch baking dish and set aside
  4. To make topping, in a medium bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, oil and agave
  5. Crumble topping over apple-blackberry mixture
  6. Cover with tinfoil and bake at 350° for 60 to 75 minutes until fruit is juicy and bubbling
  7. Remove from oven and uncover
  8. If topping is browned, allow to cool for 10-15 minutes
  9. If topping is not yet browned place in oven uncovered for 5 minutes, or until browned
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Here are some more fruit dessert recipes you may like from other food bloggers:
Irish Cream Gluten-Free Pear Crisp For Two from AndreAnna of Life as a Plate
Peach Blueberry Cointreau Crisp from Lori of Gluten Free Best Friends Forever!
Cashew Crème Pear Tart (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free*) from Alisa of Go Dairy Free
Grilled Peaches with Ricotta Cheese from Alice of Savory Sweet Life


  1. Katya says

    I would love to make this crisp :) looks yami… does anybody know what will be a good replacement for arrowroot? I just don’t have it. Thank you Elena for your awesome recipes!!

    • Elana says

      Katya, sorry that I can’t help out with this as I haven’t experimented with ingredients in place of arrowroot :-)

  2. richardmoderate says

    i just joined Elanas Pantry because i became interested in using almond flour for my 1200 calories a day diet-i made this crisp and it was delicious-but i have a problem-i am using My Fitness Pal for my food diary-i see that other Elanas Pantry recipes are in their data base-but when i try to enter this wonderful one it doesnt show up at all-how do i get it listed with My Fitness Pal?? i really DO want to make it again

  3. Rebecca says

    Is there any way to make this nut-free (such as swapping coconut flour for almond flour)? I have a bunch of apples and blackberries that need using, but I can’t eat nuts. Thanks!!!

  4. Sequoia says

    Hi there, I have a question about some of these desserts…I am cooking for someone who we think is allergic to wheat and is trying to avoid gluten, BUT is definitely allergic to almonds…So, the almond flour doesnt work for him. I have tried making flour out of hazelnuts, but the flour isnt fine enough in my food processor. Any suggestions??
    Thank you!

  5. Heather says

    Thanks Elana for another awesome recipe. I made this tonight and it was delicious! I had never had the combo of apples and blackberries before but I am sold. I served it on top of some coconut milk ice cream. So yummy

  6. Sarah D. says

    Finally made this after having it on my mind for a while, and while it was delicious, it never crisped at all – was it supposed to? The topping browned perfectly even with the foil on top.

  7. says

    Thanks for the recipe, Elana! I’m going to try it this weekend. I plan to substitute homemade pecan flour for the almond flour. I think it could work if I cut down the oil in the recipe. Raw almonds are so expensive and hard to find, but pecans are abundant here in Texas, so I’ve been itching to try this substitution. This will be the perfect “guinea pig” recipe!

  8. says

    I made this with blueberries and rhubarb…because I’m always looking for a good recipe using rhubarb this time of year. Thanks! It was yummy.

  9. Becca says

    I made this last night for girl’s night and we all loved it so much! It was easy to make and delicious. I never quite feel so guilty after eating your desserts because they do contain some healthy food items. Thanks for making my baking life a little bit enjoyable. I typically don’t enjoy baking because it’s not healthy food, but you are changing that in many ways. :) We added a bit of cool whip to the dessert and that tasted great too!

  10. says

    I bet this would be good with some fresh rhubarb in it too. I wonder how much agave I would need to add to help the rhubarb not be too tart?
    I imagine the apple would mellow out the tartness though.
    Thanks for the great inspiring ideas.

  11. says

    I know I’ve been working too hard because my first thought was “won’t RIM sue Steve Jobs?”

    But seriously, it looks so tasty.

  12. says

    Hi :) I am from Norway and I avoid milk, gluten, sugar etc from my diet. I tried your vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting, and it was so good! Thank you! I was so trilled to find a frosting without milk/butter/etc. I don´t use agave (because of the damage it does to the liver), but I replaced it with ricemilk, xylitol and some stevia. Worked very well! They looked nice too, but I couldn´t find my camera… Arghh :( ;)

    I love your blog, and I just ordered your almond flour cookbook in :)

    Love from Norway!

    • says

      Hello i followed your link to your blog and i realized it was all in Norwegian. Is there anyway you would be able to translate some of your recipes in English? I am also doing no sugar, no wheat/gluten, no dairy products etc. Your blog looked awesome i tried to translate a little in google translator.

  13. says

    Yummy!!! That sounds sooooo good, I can’t wait to try it out… I guess I’ll be getting apples and blackberries today ;)

  14. says

    Apple blackberry does sound like a smart phone! =) Only this time, it’s a smart dessert! Healthy and perfect for a summer dinner party. I love crisps and you can mix and match the fruit, which makes is so versatile. Good one, Elana!

  15. says

    This will be perfect for the last of the blackberries I picked on my camping trip last summer. Time to clear the freezer for this summer’s bounty!

    Thanks, Elana!

  16. says

    I love any dessert with baked apples and a crunchy topping. I’ll be making this with blueberries (no blackberries on hand) tonight!

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