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a slice of gluten free apple crumble bar on a small white plate

Gluten Free Apple Crumble Bars

Sandi Gaertner
Delicious gluten free apple crumble bars. Top them with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 229 kcal


  • ½ cup cold butter
  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 1 egg
  • 5 medium sized apples * see note
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • Peel apples and dice into small pieces. Place the diced apples in a bowl.
  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg over the apples.
  • In a large bowl, combine the gluten free flour, baking powder, sugar, and dash salt. Whisk to blend.
  • Cut the cold butter into chunks and add to the dry ingredients.
  • Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour. There is a photo in the post to show you what this crust mixture will look like.
  • In a small bowl, scramble the egg with the water. Add to the crust mixture.
  • Take a greased 8x8 baking pan and pour ⅔ of the crust mixture into the pan. Use your fingers or a large spoon to press the mixture flat to cover the bottom.
  • Pour the apple mixture over the bottom crust.
  • Add the remaining crust mixture to the top and spread out lightly to keep the crumbled shape.
  • Bake at 350º F for 20-25 minutes until done.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour. Other flours should also work well.
  2. If you would like this recipe to be dairy-free, use vegan butter.
  3. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  4. These cookies will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
A note on apples - I like to bake with more tart apples like pink lady and granny smith. Any apple variety will work.


Serving: 1gCalories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 4gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 297IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
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