I don’t know how to say it any other way. I’m a sucker for apple crisp. It’s easy to make –so much simpler than apple pie! It’s also a consistent crowd pleaser, my boys both request and devour it on a regular basis. Nothing makes them quite as happy as walking into the house after school to a freshly baked apple crisp.
Although I have other apple crisp recipes, I created this one because I wanted a crisp recipe that was more like an apple crunch, i.e., a baked fruit dessert with a very crunchy topping. The chopped pecans in this easy apple crisp recipe give the topping a fabulous consistency.
- Place apples and lemon juice in an 7 x 11 inch baking dish; set aside
- In a food processor, combine almond flour, coconut sugar, and salt
- Pulse in shortening
- Very briefly pulse in pecans
- Sprinkle topping over apples
- Cover with foil and bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes, or until juices are bubbling
- Increase heat to 400° and bake 8-15 minutes, watching closely, to brown top of crisp
This apple crisp recipe was inspired by one in the Pioneer Woman’s book A Year of Holidays. In her New York Times bestseller Ree has a Thanksgiving recipe called Caramel Apple Pie. For an extra decadent treat, top my gluten-free Pecan Apple Crisp with my luscious Caramel Sauce and homemade whipped cream.
Some folks might wonder what a gluten-free, Paleo blogger is doing with a copy of The Pioneer Woman’s book. First, I’m a huge fan of Ree’s, she is an incredible home schooling mom, amazing photographer, and inspiring woman! And her recipes look absolutely delicious. Of course, I can’t eat them as written. However, I love looking at “regular” cookbooks (not for special diets) to see how folks cook.
If you’ve had enough of apple recipes, and want a taste of summer, pull some peaches out of the freezer and try my Paleo Peach Crisp recipe. Whatever you decide upon, happy baking. Fruit desserts are the best!