I just want you to know that I could have created a much bigger recipe collage for gluten free apple recipes. MUCH. I showed restraint. I’m practicing zen-like moderation. It’s … more
I just want you to know that I could have created a much bigger recipe collage for gluten free apple recipes. MUCH. I showed restraint. I’m practicing zen-like moderation. It’s not usually what I’m given to, but for you? Anything. This recipe collection is for when you smell the non-gluten-free apple cider donuts and apple fritters at the orchard, and just have to walk on by. For when you begin thinking about Thanksgiving, and wonder if gluten free apple pie and apple crisp (how about apple pie with crumb topping?) are in your future this year. For when you come home with way more apples than you think you could ever use before they begin to turn themselves into cider. I’ve got ideas, and recipes to carry them out. And this is just the beginning, friends. Wait until Monday. I’m gonna blow your apple socks right off.
[If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know the drill with the clickable collage, but just in case—hover over each photo for the recipe title, then click the picture to open a new window with that post and the entire recipe]
Here’s a 10¢ tour of these 8 fragrant and delicious apple recipes, and a few words to say what I love about each of them (remember—all the links are above):
Gluten Free Caramel Apple Shortbread Squares: Everybody loves caramel apples. But let’s be honest. If you’re not 7, the mechanics of eating them isn’t nearly as inviting. Maybe even when you are 7, and your mother is a hopeless neurotic (sorry, honey!) who follows you around mopping up after you as you eat caramel apples. Try these shortbread squares: all the flavor, none of the crazy mother.
Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts: These donuts are a perennial reader favorite. I know this because I get emails about them singing their praises all year long, season after season. It’s all about the donuts (for good reason).
Gluten Free Apple Hand Pies: I hesitate to call these hand pies, since it somehow sounds untoward. But that’s what they are. I love mini pies, but clearly they’re a weekend project. You can of course just make one big double-crust apple pie with the same ingredients and mostly the same method.
Gluten Free Apple Crisp: The cheater apple pie that comes together in two shakes. All the fragrance and taste, almost none of the fuss. Another fan fave.
Chunky Gluten Free Apple Muffins: Tender apple chunks stud these soft and fragrant muffins. They’re the perfect way to start a lazy Sunday morning. Well, lazy for everyone else. You’re the one who got up to make muffins. Am I right? Collect your props for these beauties as you drink that well-deserved cup of coffee, friend.
Gluten Free Sour Cream Apple Crumb Pie: If you’ve never had a sour cream apple pie, then you’re really missing out. The slight tang of the sour cream and apples is balanced perfectly with the cinnamon-sugar sweetness of the generous crumb topping. This one’s a keeper.
Gluten Free Apple Breakfast Cookies: I’m all about the make-ahead breakfast, and these apple breakfast cookies are a sweet addition to the lineup.
Gluten Free Apple Fritters: The classic fritter, made safely gluten free. Need I say more? (of course I could always say more, but this one time I’m gonna just let it be.)