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individual serving of apple crisp with ice cream

apple crisp with polenta streusel

  • Author: Brittney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Diet: Gluten Free


apple filling

  • apples 5 medium (800 g)
  • (gala and honeycrisp work well)
  • cornstarch 1.5 tbsp (11 g)
  • brown sugar 2 tbsp (25 g)
  • maple syrup 2 tbsp
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • ground cinnamon ½ tsp
  • ground cloves ¼ tsp
  • ground nutmeg ¼ tsp

polenta streusel

  • almond flour ½ c (60 g)
  • instant polenta ½ c (80 g)
  • brown sugar ¼ c (50 g)
  • baking powder ¼ tsp
  • chopped pecans ⅓ c (40 g)
  • egg white 1 large
  • cold butter (cut into small cubes) 6 tbsp (85 g)
  • salt pinch


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C) and grease a 9 inch (23 cm) round pie pan.
  2. Core and chop the apples into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces. I prefer the flavor and texture of unpeeled apples, but the choice is yours!
  3. Gently toss all ingredients for the filling until the apple pieces are evenly coated. Transfer to the greased pie pan.
  4. Combine all ingredients for the streusel in a food processor and pulse until pea-sized crumbs form. Alternatively, you can use a pastry cutter or a pair of forks to cut the butter into the streusel mixture.
  5. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apple filling.
  6. Bake 40 minutes or until the apples are tender and the topping is golden brown. If the topping is browning too quickly you can loosely cover it with foil.


Polenta: For this recipe you’ll need to make sure you’re using instant polenta or quick-cooking polenta.

  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: apple crisp, apple crumble, gluten free apple crisp, gluten free apple crumble