Gluten-Free Bourbon Baked Apple Crisp
"Honey crisp apples, caramelized in brown sugar and bourbon. Topped with a brown sugar crumble topping. Perfect single serving dessert to add to your holiday table."
-- @shelbyykhan
A Note from Feedfeed

Looking for a pie alternative for this year's Thanksgiving dessert? Or maybe you want to do a fun and easy take on an apple pie. Try making these individual apple crisps


Prep time 20mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 2


  • 4 peeled and chopped honey crisp apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/ 3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/ 3 cup bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/ 3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/ 4 cup gluten free baking flour


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350. Place apples in a large, heavy bottomed pot. Add lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, vanilla, and brown sugar.

  • Step 2

    Simmer on low for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar.

  • Step 3

    Add bourbon, and continue to simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes to gently soften apples and simmer out the alcohol. (But not evaporate all the liquid!)

  • Step 4

    Whisk together corn starch and warm water, and add to pot with apples. Stir to thicken. Remove from heat after about two minutes.

  • Step 5

    Whisk together remaining brown sugar, and flour in a bowl.

  • Step 6

    Use box grater to shred cold butter. (or dice into small cubes- but the grater works best!)

  • Step 7

    Add butter to flour and brown sugar mixture. Use a pastry cutter (or two forks) to cut butter into flour, until small pea sized pieces form.

  • Step 8

    Add apple mix to 10 ounce ramekins, and top with plenty of the crumble mixture.

  • Step 9

    Bake for 25-30 minutes until bubbling, and crumble is golden brown. Broil on low for 2 minutes if needed.

  • Step 10

    Serve topped with flaky salt, and optional: a drizzle of caramel and scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  • Step 11

    This will make two small crumbles. Multiply recipe as desired to suit your party!