Almond and coconut flavors complement the apples beautifully! Granny Smith apples work best, but any will do. Serve with warm custard for a simple yet delicious Autumn dessert.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Crumble Topping:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Arrange apple pieces in a baking dish. Sprinkle with sugar, and cinnamon; toss well.

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  • In a bowl, combine the rice flour, almond meal, sugar, and coconut. Cut in butter until mixture is fine and crumbly. Sprinkle topping over apples.

  • Cover and bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until the apples have lost their shape. Uncover, and continue to bake until crumble is crisp and golden in color.

Nutrition Facts

211.5 calories; 2.5 g protein; 42.4 g carbohydrates; 7.6 mg cholesterol; 23.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2008
Felt like there was something missing in the crumble so I added 1/4 cup of rolled oats and instead of rice flour, used all purpose flour. Turned out wonderful! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2018
Cooking time is far too long. My apples were mushy and I had large chunks of apples. The topping wasn't very good as it didn't have the consistency of a crumble. Wish I had of added oats like others did. However, the coconut did add flavor. Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2008
Felt like there was something missing in the crumble so I added 1/4 cup of rolled oats and instead of rice flour, used all purpose flour. Turned out wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2008
Felt like there was something missing in the crumble so I added 1/4 cup of rolled oats and instead of rice flour, used all purpose flour. Turned out wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2008
I felt this was a really good start, but I had to adjust quite a few things. I had to use quite a bit more sugar and cinnamon for the apples than it called for, then I had to more than double the topping. I also used a gluten free flour blend (brown rice flour, tapioca flour, and potato starch) instead of straight rice flour. The results were fantastic, and because I am gluten intolerant, I plan to use this topping recipe for all my crisps. Very good, thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
I found this recipe when searching for wheat-free recipes... and was SO pleased with it's results. However due to taste preferences & availability I did make a few changes. Here is what I did...I used brown sugar instead of white... increased the sugar & cinnamon amounts to better coat the apples... substituted oat flour (rolled oats in the coffee grinder - about 1/8 cup whole oats = about 1/4 cup flour) for the rice.... and I omitted the coconut! It turned out SO amazingly delicious!!! (and the family devoured it!) I will definitely make this one again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2005
Simple yet delicious restaurant quality crumble! I strongly recommend this my little sister loves it along with my father. Definitey a healthy dessert for all ages but not short of taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2007
What a wonderful dessert. Served this with a small dollop of whipped cream. The coconut was divine in the crumble topping. Will definitely show this recipe off. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2005
Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
YUM! I love it when I find a healthy gluten free recipe that tastes YUMMY too! I played with it a bit and used a bit more. I used a little organic sugar but I used mostly agave nectar for sweetener. Also I used coconut flour instead of coconut and I ground some flax seed instead of almond meal. I also added a few oats to round it out! WOW! It's fun to play around and find such wonderful fun flavors and textures! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2011
Awesome! Definitely pair it with vanilla ice cream. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
Doubled the topping and loved it:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2018
Cooking time is far too long. My apples were mushy and I had large chunks of apples. The topping wasn't very good as it didn't have the consistency of a crumble. Wish I had of added oats like others did. However, the coconut did add flavor. Read More
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