Sugar-free, Gluten-free Apple Crisp

CSA member, Laura Grover, shared this recipe with us. She doesn’t eat refined/added sugar so invented her own delectable and healthy way to make a crisp. Laura wasn’t too specific on the amount of spices, apples or dates she put in, so you can experiment to suit your own tastes.


Nut crust

  • 5 Tbs butter

  • 1.3 cup crushed nuts of your choice

  • 2/3 cup milled flaxseed


  • Apples, sliced

  • Raisins

  • Dates, chopped

  • Cinnamon

  • Pumpkin pie spice

  • Walnuts, chopped

  • Rolled oats


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together the crust ingredients, and push the butter mixture into the bottom of a baking dish.

In a medium-sized bowl, toss the apple slices with the raisins, dates and spices. Spread these evenly over the butter mixture in the bottom of the pan. Then top the fruit with a few chopped walnuts and a sprinkle of rolled oats. Bake for 30 minutes. 

It’s amazing as is or topped with fresh cream.  If there is any leftover, try it cold with Greek yogurt for a heavenly breakfast.