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?”
I hope you love this apple quince recipe as much as we do!
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:
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.
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!
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