Easy and Delicious Gluten-Free Apricot Crisp

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This Gluten-Free Apricot Crisp is a delightful dessert to end any meal, featuring apricot fruit filling and a crisp oat and cinnamon topping. Perfect for summer parties or any time you crave a delicious treat!

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I find apricots to be underrated. When made into desserts, they can be just as delicious as peaches! I’ve decided to make this decadent gluten-free apricot crisp to show my appreciation for this humble fruit. The tartness of apricots complements the sweetness of the crisp topping very well. It’s a well-balanced dessert that your kids will beg you to make!

A bowl of apricot crisp with a spoon, placed on a light-colored surface, with two whole apricots beside it.

Why You’ll Love It

  • The ultimate apricot dessert to serve for any occasion!    
  • Makes for a great breakfast, too.
  • Purposely gluten-free, so those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities can feast on this tasty dessert without worry.
  • Offers an enjoyable mix of textures, from the soft fruit filling to the crispy topping.  
  • Quite healthy, too! Apricots are a great source of fiber and vitamin C, which spell great things for your body. 
  • So easy to prepare! It’s a fantastic recipe for novice cooks to try in the kitchen.
  • Made using staple ingredients that you might already have in your pantry.
  • No preservatives or icky ingredients to worry about.
  • Comes together very quickly. All in less than 1 hour!
  • Can be customized according to your preferences! Check out our recommendations for substitute ingredients below.
  • Vegetarian, nut-free, gluten-free, and can easily be made vegan or dairy-free.
A white bowl of apricot crisp with a spoon, placed on a beige striped cloth, with two whole peaches beside it.

Ingredient Notes

Apricot Filling:

  • Apricots – The star of our recipe. We will use fresh pitted and quartered apricots.  
    • If you’re using small-sized fruits, no need to cut them further other than halving them. 
  • Honey – This will give our fruit filling a delicious sweetness.
    • You can use other sweeteners if you prefer. Maple syrup works great!
  • Fresh Ginger Root – Completely optional, but it will add some zing to your recipe. Ginger is a very complementary flavor for most stone fruits.
  • Vanilla Extract – Adds flavor to the apricot filling. 

Crisp Topping:

  • Rolled Oats – Provides a great texture, crumbly feel, and fiber. Since we’re making gluten-free apricot crisps, use only certified gluten-free oats if necessary.
  • Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour – Acts as a binding agent. Be sure to use a certified gluten-free flour blend. 
  • Sugar of Choice – Coconut sugar will work beautifully here because of its caramel-like flavor, but feel free to use what you prefer.
  • Salt – Enhances all the flavors. 
  • Ground Cinnamon – Adds wonderfully warm flavors to our crisp topping. 
  • Cold Butter – Adds a lovely buttery taste to the dish that also brings everything together! You can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe.
    • If you want to make this dairy-free or vegan, use a dairy-free alternative. Mikyoko’s is my favorite!
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How to Make a Gluten-Free Apricot Crisp

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  2. In an 8 or 9-inch baking dish or pan, add the apricots, honey, ginger, and vanilla. Give everything a toss until well-coated. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  4. Cut the cold butter into the topping mixture using a pastry cutter or rubbing with your hands, until the butter is evenly distributed throughout.
  5. Sprinkle the mixture over the apricots.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the mixture is golden and bubbling.
  7. Enjoy!
A white bowl filled with peach crumble, featuring chunks of peach and a crumbly oat topping, with a spoon inside. An apricot crisp rests alongside an apricot and a napkin for added delight.

Serving Ideas

  • Serve with vanilla ice cream, a dollop of fresh whipped cream, or custard for a scrumptious dessert. Just use dairy-free alternatives when needed! 
  • With nutty toppings like walnuts and pecans for added crunchy texture and flavor. Yum!
  • Delicious as a breakfast option when mixed with plain yogurt!
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Storing Apricot Crisp

Store any uneaten gluten-free apricot crisp in an airtight container in the fridge. With proper storage, it can last for up to 3 days.

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A white bowl with a serving of peach and apricot crisp topped with oatmeal and a spoon, placed on a striped napkin with whole peaches nearby.

Gluten-Free Apricot Crisp

This Gluten-Free Apricot Crisp is a delightful dessert to end any meal, featuring apricot fruit filling and a crisp oat and cinnamon topping. Perfect for summer parties or any time you crave a delicious treat!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: American, British
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

Apricot Filling

  • 10 apricots pitted and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons honey or any other sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root grated, optional but delicious!
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crisp Topping

  • ¾ cup rolled oats use certified gluten-free if necessary
  • ¼ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar of choice I like to use coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup cold butter salted or unsalted, sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  • In an 8 or 9-inch baking dish or pan, add the apricots, honey, ginger, and vanilla. Give everything a toss until well-coated. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • Cut the cold butter into the topping mixture using a pastry cutter or rubbing with your hands, until the butter is evenly distributed throughout.
  • Sprinkle the mixture over the apricots.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, or until the mixture is golden and bubbling.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 2.04IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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