Gluten-Free Apple Blueberry Crisp

Make this easy and delicious gluten-free apple blueberry crisp that is ready in under an hour. This crisp recipe contains oats, apples, blueberries, nuts, vanilla as well as other ingredients that make a simple dessert to share.  A warm and classic dessert such as this one is perfect for holiday gatherings, work potlucks and just because you deserve to bake and eat something easy and delicious! It is Perfect for holiday celebrations including Chanukah, Christmas, Winter Solstice and New Years Day!

How to make apple blueberry crisp?

Making this apple blueberry crisp is relatively easy. It entails making the filling which contains fruit, sugar, spices, flavoring and starch and topping it a crumbly and crispy topping consisting of oats, sugar, spices and butter, then baking it and voila! There you have an awesome dessert!


What makes a crisp crispy?

This particular crisp is crispy because the topping is made with melted butter.  When the melted butter and flour bind and harden while baking it creates a crisp and delectable topping.  When using solid butter the outcome of the texture is more of a softer crumble topping.


How to make a gluten-free crisp?

This recipe calls for gluten-free flour instead of an all-purpose flour which makes it gluten free. The gluten-free flour I recommend for this recipe is King Arthur Flour as it can be easily substituted and baked with in recipes that call for conventional all-purpose flour. 


Is the bourbon whiskey optional?

No, the bourbon is critical in my humble opinion (but I am a hardcore fan of cooking and baking with bourbon so Iwill gladly acknowledge my bias). I have to say honestly that you can opt to leave the bourbon out, however, the bourbon adds a substantial richness to the flavor while enhancing the other flavorings and spices included. Go ahead and try it, I promise that you won’t be disappointed!

Can substitutions be made to this recipe?

Yes! This recipe is highly versatile and works with a variety of apples and berries. Feel free to swap out blueberries for blackberries or a combination of both. My favorite apples to bake in this recipe are Granny Smith because of their tart flavor and sturdy flesh, however, you can try this recipe with any apples you like or happen to have on hand. 

Gluten-Free Apple Blueberry Crisp

Gluten-Free Apple Blueberry Crisp

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A simple and delicious apple blueberry crumble that is perfect for the holidays


Crumble Topping

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 Gluten-Free Flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) butter, melted


  • 5 apples, washed, cored and diced with skin on
  • 8 ounces of blueberries
  • 1  cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons of Corn Starch
  • 2 Tablespoons Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (fresh or powdered)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and adjust the over rack to the middle of the oven.
  2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients For the filling, mix well and spread evenly in a 9x13 casserole pan.
  3. In a medium sized bowl combine all the ingredient for the topping, mix well then sprinkle atop the filling mixture in the casserole pan.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes
  5. Remove from oven and allow crisp to sit for 10 minutes before serving.


This recipe is delicious with a variety of apples but my favoite for this recipe are Granny Smith and Fuji apples. This recipe is also delicious with a combination of berries such as blackberries, and even cranberries.

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