Apple Crumble



My Grandmother seriously makes the best apple pie in the world. I finally got the recipe from her to share on the blog so everyone can use it for the holidays. I changed the recipe up a wee bit because her recipe is very sweet (lots of granulated sugar in it). I switched to brown sugar and instead of using a pie dough recipe, I made a (grain free) crust which is why I’m calling this recipe a crumble and not a pie. You will understand when you see the texture after its done cooking.

I will include both recipes (Grandma’s and mine) in this post. If your not into the grain free eating trend or could give ten shits less about how much sugar you’re consuming, then you can use the original recipe.


Grain Free/Gluten Free/Low sugar/Dairy Free/Vegan


Mise en Place:


-2 C Almond Flour

-2 T Maple Syrup

-1/4 C coconut oil, melted

-1/2 t Baking Soda

-1/2 t Ground Cinnamon

-Dash Nutmeg

1/8 t Salt

Apple Filling:

-3/4 C Brown Sugar

-2 t Cinnamon

-6 Apples, Peeled and sliced



-1/2 C Brown Sugar

-1/3 C Butter

-1/4 C Almonds, chopped

1/2 C Cashews, chopped


Method of prep:

-Set oven at 350 degrees.

-Mix all the crust ingredients together. Press firmly into greased pie pan. Bake 15 minutes until crust is golden brown.

-Take the sliced apples and mix them together with the filling ingredients.

-Once crust is finished, allow to cool to room temp. Pour apple filling onto crust. fill the pan up as high as it will go. (Don’t worry about there being too many apples, as the pie cooks, the apples will shrink and sink.)

-Take the ingredients for the topping and mix together in a bowl. Crumble up by hand. Spread the crumble on top of the apples evenly.

-Turn oven up to 450 and bake for 10 minutes.

-After 10 minutes, turn oven back down to 350 and bake an additional 45 minutes.

-Pull out and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Pairs great with vanilla ice cream!



For Grandmas not (Gluten free) version:

Apple mix (filling):

-See above



-1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

3/4 Cup AP Flour

-1/3 Cup Butter, cut into cubes


Method of prep:

-Follow the instructions above on how to assemble. Use a recipe for a regular pie dough instead of my grain free crust.

-Bake @ 450 for 10 minutes and 350 for 45 minutes.



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Food & Wine connoisseur, I love to make beautiful things even if nobody cares. Nikon D3100 & Google Pixel photo journalist & writer. I've started this blog to share my enthusiasm of the culinary world among other personal interests with folks who maintain involvement in the food world and to enliven others who want to develop a love for cooking, crafting and wellness. Be active, be healthy, be happy. Thanks for stopping by! Cheers :)

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