Apple Quince Easy Oatmeal Crisp

Apple Quince Easy Oatmeal Crisp

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to throw together a gluten free dessert, might I suggest an easy oatmeal crisp? I’ve used apples and quince in this version, but feel free to use any fruit or combination you prefer. To get the full flavor of the incredible quince fruit, please read my introduction to the quince!

Follow my introduction to cooking quince below for any pie, crisp or crumble recipe. This easy gluten free Apple Quince Easy Oatmeal Crisp recipe is one of the most delicious, near-instant gratification recipes I know to showcase this delicious fruit.

Note: only use purity protocol CERTIFIED Gluten Free oats when following a gluten free diet. To read more about GF oats and their safety, hop to my article, “Is Oatmeal Gluten Free?

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Apple Quince Easy Oatmeal Crisp



  • 3-4 medium sized yellow quince, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 medium tart apples (I used Pink Lady), peeled and diced

Add these to Cooked Apples & Quince:

Crisp Topping:


Cook the quinces down to be ready for pairing with apples (also from the roadside stand – it’s amazing how eating fresh, local apples make you feel squeamish about the ones at the grocery covered in wax … but I digress). Peel the quince and slice them thinly to reduce the cook time.

If you like, add some cloves and cinnamon tied up in a cheesecloth, and add fresh apple cider to the boil for flavor, then simmer the spiced slices until tender and the liquid is reduced to 1-2 Tablespoons. At this point, add the diced apples to the pot and cook them with the quinces just until slightly tender. It makes the apples easier to work with in small pie applications.

Remove the cheesecloth bag containing the spices and discard.

Let the fruit cool while you set to work on pie crust or crisp toppings.

Crisp Topping

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Stir additional ingredients into pot with cooked apples and quince: sugar, gfJules™ flour, cinnamon and salt. Scoop into a pie plate or casserole.

Combine crisp toppings in a bowl and cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or two butter knives. The crisp toppings should resemble a gravely meal once mixed.

Sprinkle mixed toppings on top of the apple-quince mixture. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla yogurt on top or plain – delicious either way!

I hope you love this apple quince recipe as much as we do!

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If you're looking for a quick and easy way to throw together a gluten free dessert, might I suggest an easy oatmeal crisp? 


Easy Gluten Free Oatmeal Crisp

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9 thoughts on “Apple Quince Easy Oatmeal Crisp

  1. I have a quince tree and we’ve only made membrillo out of it (or sometimes fresh with lime and chili powder). I need new ways to use this fruit since there are so many coming off my tree most of the year!

    • I’m so glad to have provided a couple good quince recipes for you, Ray! Did you see my article on baking with quince and also my apple-quince mini pies?

  2. Pingback: All about Quince - Gluten free recipes - gfJules - with the REAL Jules

    • Kalinda – I was totally shocked to find it in Western Maryland. Apparently, it’s hardly grown in the US anymore. Some organic grocers may import it from S. America though. Call around!