The Best Gluten Free Apple Crumble

The Best Gluten Free Apple Crumble

Who doesn’t love a nice warm apple crumble with cream on a cold autumn night? This recipe makes the best gluten free apple crumble with a spiced apple filling and a buttery crumble topping. Apple crumble is so easy and simple to make, and it is so so yummy. It is the perfect thing to bake for dessert after a Sunday roast!


  • 8 Granny smith apples
  • 120g Brown sugar
  • 1⁄2tsp Nutmeg
  • 1⁄2tsp Clove
  • 2tsp Ginger
  • 1tsp Cinnamon
  • 3tbsp Water
  • 200g Gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 50g Caster sugar
  • 80g Butter


  1. Peel and core all of your apples. Chop your apples into 1-2cm cubes and put them into a large pot.
  2. Add all of your spices, brown sugar, and water to the pot and place over medium heat.
  3. Cook your apples until they begin to go soft but still hold their shape, ensuring to stir the pot regularly.
  4. Once the apples have finished cooking, pour them into a baking dish and set aside while you make the crumble topping.
  5. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  6. Weigh out your flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl and mix them together.
  7. Cut your butter into small cubes and add it to the mixing bowl. Rub the butter into the flour using your fingers until you have a breadcrumb texture like the image to the left.
  8. Pour your crumble mixture evenly over the top of the apple mixture.
  9. Place into the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Serve with freshly whipped cream.

About This Recipe

Apple crumble is such an amazing autumn/winter dish. It is a classic that I’m sure most British people will have had and enjoyed before. But did you know how easy and simple of a dish it is to make? A basic apple crumble can be made with just 6 ingredients but with just a few more ingredients you can make the best apple crumble ever!

Apple crumble is one of my all time favourite desserts and this recipe is one I made a good few years ago. I have adapted it over the years and am now sure it is just perfect.

This recipe makes the most delicious gluten free spiced apple crumble that is the perfect fall dessert. The gluten free crumble topping is so buttery, and the apple filling is warm and spiced. It makes for the perfect dessert to follow a roast dinner. The whole family will love it!


Question: My apple mixture is watery and not thick, is this normal?

  • Your apple mixture should be a bit watery before it has been topped and baked. When the crumble is baked some of the water will evaporate and absorb. If your apple mixture isn’t a bit juicy before you bake it your crumble will be very very dry!

Question: How long will this last and how should I store it?

  • You should keep any leftovers in the fridge, and it will last for around 4 days. When you have some heat up just the portions being eaten before.

Question: The crumble mixture is very dry, should I add water?

  • The crumble mixture should be a bit dry. It should look like this when you mix it up. If it doesn’t look this way, I recommend adding a tsp extra butter rather than water.

If you have any more questions feel free to email me them at

Love Gluten Free

Hey! I’m Caroline, I love baking and cooking and finding new ingredients to create better gluten free alternatives. In 2015 I found out I had coeliac and since then it has been my mission to find great ways to make gluten free food better.

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