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Easy, Buttery Cognac Apple Crisp Without Oats

This apple crisp without oats is made with almond flour and shaved almonds for a gluten-free alternative that's better than the original. Can be made in a little more than an hour.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 pieces
Cost $10/8€

Ingredients

For the Streusel Topping

  • 100 g white sugar (1 cup)
  • 150 g almond flour (1 cup)
  • 100 g shaved almonds (¼ cup)
  • 1 g lemon zest (zest of 1 lemon)
  • 100 g unsalted butter, softened (⅓ cup)
  • 17 g egg yolk (1 egg yolk)
  • 3 g ground cinnamon (1 tsp)
  • 0.5 g ground nutmeg (⅛ tsp)
  • 1 pinch salt

For the Apple Filling

  • 635 g royal gala apples (4 apples)
  • 75 g icing sugar (about ⅓ cup)
  • 23 g lemon juice (½ lemon)
  • 1 shot cognac (1 oz)
  • 3 g ground cinnamon (1 tsp)
  • 0.5 g ground nutmeg (⅛ tsp)

Instructions

  • Set the oven to 325°F/165°C.
  • Mix all ingredients together for the streusel topping in a bowl. Use your hands to mix until a nice dough is formed.
    The gluten free streusel topping in a bowl.
  • Mix all of the ingredients for the apple filling except the apples, together in a bowl.
    All of the ingredients for the apple filling in a bowl with a whisk.
  • Slice the apples in quarters and remove the seeds and stems. Cut the quarters in quarters again.
    A picture showing how to cut the apples.
  • Toss the apples in the spices, icing sugar, lemon juice and cognac.
    Tossing the apple slices in a bowl with the spices, lemon juice, cognac and icing sugar.
  • Add the coated apples to a cast iron pan or baking dish.
    The coated apples in a cast iron pan.
  • Add the streusel topping.
    Bake for 35-45 minutes or until nicely browned on top.
    The apple crisp ready to be baked.
  • Serve warm with whip cream, ice cream or on its own. Enjoy!
    A slice of apple crisp on a plate with the rest of the apple crisp behind
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