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A plate with a generous serving of gluten-free Brandied Apple Crisp.
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Gluten-Free Brandied Apple Crisp

This Gluten-Free Brandied Apple crisp is a flavourful, more adult update to a childhood favourite. The brandy works SO well with the autumn flavours.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten-free
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 781kcal
Author: admin


  • 9 x 13 Baking Dish


  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Oat Flour
  • 3 cups Gluten-free Granola*
  • 1 cup Butter melted
  • 7-8 Large, tart apples
  • cup Apple Brandy
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar packed
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ cup Walnuts , almonds, or dried cranberries optional


  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9″ square baking dish, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, and granola. Add melted butter, stir until well incorporated. Everything should be wet, but crumbly.
  • Peel (if you want – I don’t usually), core, and chop the apples. Toss apple chunks with the apple brandy.
  • Separately, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts or cranberries – if using. Add to the bowl of apples, toss until apples are evenly coated.
  • Spread apple mixture evenly over the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Top with an even layer of the granola mixture, patting down lightly.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until topping is lightly browned, and apples are tender.
  • Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.


* If you prefer, rolled oats can be substituted for the same amount of granola.
Flavor Ideas:
– While I love this with apple brandy.. try rum, whisky, or whatever else you like. Non-cream liqueurs work best.
– For a non alcoholic version, swap apple juice or apple cider
– Add sweetened dried cranberries instead of – or in addition to – the nuts.
– For a “Candy Apple” crisp, use sour apple schnapps for the flavoring, add a layer of ½ – 1 cup chopped Kraft caramels on top of the apple layer, before coating with the streusel topping.


Calories: 781kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg