Forget changing leaves and cooler temps. You want to know the real telltale sign that fall is here? Apple crisp! This healthier version (naturally sweetened with honey) is an easy, no-muss, no-fuss dessert that's always a crowd pleaser. Use a mixture of apple varieties for maximum flavor—I used cortland, empire, and honey crisp.

13 Ingredients

  • For filling:
  • 6 medium apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • For topping:
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free whole oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. To make filling, in a medium bowl, combine apples, cinnamon, honey, and lemon juice. Stir together until apples are coated evenly.
  3. To make topping, in a separate bowl, whisk together almond flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, and pecans. Use a fork or your fingers to mix in honey and butter, until topping has a crumbly consistency.
  4. Arrange apples into a 9-inch pie dish or baking dish. Cover with crumble topping. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Apple crisp is best served immediately. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to four days.
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