Gluten and Corn free Apple Cobbler

Gluten and corn free apple cobbler.
Gluten and corn free apple cobbler.

Gluten and corn free apple cobbler, anyone? I just received a bag of organic apples yesterday through our co-op. Rather than make a whole pie, I decided to do a quick gluten and corn free apple cobbler. The filling wasn’t too moist and the topping was sweet and crunchy, just the way I remembered it when my mom used to make it with Bisquick years ago. This recipe takes about 45 minutes and includes a few extra steps but I think it is worth it.

I love cobblers. They are my favorite¬†‘upside down’ fruit dessert. I like a nice thick top crust.

In general, there are no hard fast rules for the crumb topping on a cobbler. It can be made with flour, nuts, bread crumbs, cookie or graham cracker crumbs, or even breakfast cereal.

So anything goes as long as you’re willing and able to eat it.

My recipe is simple and involves using a gluten free flour blend with brown sugar and dairy substitutes. But you can use plain old butter too if you’d like.

Ingredients for Apple Cobbler filling:

1 3 lb bag of apples: peeled, cored, and sliced

1 TBSP lemon juice (to prevent browning)

2 TBSP water

1/3 cup of organic evaporated cane juice

Ingredients for Topping:

1 cup of GF flour (your favorite corn-free mix is fine)

1/4 cup of packed organic brown sugar

1 1/4 tsp of baking powder

1 TBSP cinnamon

1/4 ghee (which is casein-free milk fat) or spectrum palm oil (the ghee makes a nicer flavor but both work)

1 egg

1/4 cup kefir (we use goat milk kefir, but any kind will do as would a non-dairy milk)

optional 1/4 cup gluten free whole oats

Directions for Gluten and Corn free Apple Cobbler:

Lightly grease an 8x6x2 glass pan and set aside. Mix sliced apples with lemon juice, evaporated cane juice, and water then place in a pot and bring to a low boil. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. While that is simmering mix the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and ghee in a mixing bowl until it looks like fine crumbs.

In a separate bowl whisk together the kefir and egg. Add the kefir and egg to the crumbs and mix until it is uniformly wet. Take the apples off the stove and strain in a colander. Mix the apples with about a tablespoon of your GF flour mix and toss. Then pour the apple mixture into the glass pan. Spread the topping evenly with either your fingers or a spatula. Bake the cobbler in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until the crust browns and the apples appear bubbly.

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7 Comments on Gluten and Corn free Apple Cobbler

  1. Apple is delicious and healthy for us. i eat fruits but i don’t know how to make some deserts. i’ll keep this one and try to do it on my own. right now i’m collecting recipes on how to make desserts. i love eating healthy foods so i wanted to try on my own and share it with others.

  2. Thanks for the comment. This dessert is a bit more sugary than some of our other recipes and so we reserve it for special occasions. If you’d like to see some of our other recipes, check out our index of recipes page at:
    You may want to look at Cookies, Desserts, and Snacks for more ideas, too. Our carrot cake is a favorite by many and can be made with honey in lieu of sugar.
    Thanks again for posting a reply. If you decide to make it we’d love to hear whether or not you liked it.
    Caryn Talty

  3. Oh how I’ve missed Apple Cobbler! I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease a little over three years ago. After avoiding my kitchen and gluten free cookbooks like the plague, I’m finally gaining confidence to bake like nobody’s business ūüôā Just picked several pounds of apples recenlty — these will be perfect for your recipe! Thanks for sharing. PS – If only there was a GF version of Bisquick!

  4. Wow, this is by far one of the best sounding gluten free recipes I have found!!! I was just diagnosed with cd and have already switched to all gluten free beauty products and de-glutened my diet, but I am so relieved to find a recipe that is good enough to make for others over the holidays.

  5. Hello,

    Okay so I went to the store today to buy some organic brown sugar but was’nt able to find any so I bought domino dark brown sugar and I just found out that it too has corn in it. That makes me wasnt to ask does regular white sugar also have corn in it as well? Please help if so what will be good brands of sugar to use instead? Thanks again in advance!

    • ArmyWife,

      Don’t worry. White sugar is nearly always made from sugar cane or beet sugar. Fructose is made from corn or corn sugars. For every cup of brown sugar you need in your recipe just take 1 cup of pure cane sugar (or evaporated cane juice) and mix it with 2 tablespoons of molasses. Wallah! Instant brown sugar! Save the receipt and return that package. You might never need to buy brown sugar ever again.

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