This gluten free caramel apple crisp is the perfect dessert for that chilly fall weather. It’s full of warm spices and caramel. Make sure to serve it with some vanilla ice cream and an extra drizzle of caramel sauce.
For the filling
1 1/2 lb. Macintosh apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
1 tsp orange zest
1 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 C light brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp cornstarch or tapioca flour
1/2 C caramel pieces (for dairy free use dairy free caramels like Cocomels)
For the topping
3/4 C all-purpose flour (or 3/4 C gluten free flour PLUS 1/2 tsp xanthan gum)
1/3 C granulated sugar
1/3 C light brown sugar
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/2 C old fashioned oats (or gluten free oats for gluten free)
1/2 C butter, cold and cubed (use palm shortening for dairy free)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x9 inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, combine the prepared apples, orange zest, lemon zest, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch. Mix well and pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the caramel pieces over the top, evenly distributing them.