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Gluten Free Bourbon Caramel Apple Crisp

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings


For the Streusel

  • 8 tablespoon Plant Based Butter, Softened I used Country Crock Plant Butter
  • ½ Cup King Arthur Gluten Free All Purpose Flour or your favorite gluten free flour blend
  • 1 ½ Cup Rolled Oats
  • ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Molasses
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

For the Apple Filling

  • 4 Apples, peeled, cored and sliced into about ¼ inch thick slices I used Pink Ladys
  • ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Water
  • ½ Cup Coconut Cream
  • ¼ Cup Good Quality Bourbon- whatever you like to drink I used Basil Haydens. OR sub apple cider
  • ¼ tsp Allspice
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp Water


  • First, make the streusel: Combine plant based butter, gluten free flour blend, oats, salt, cinnamon, sugar and molasses in a bowl until well combined. I like to use my hands for this. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375* F
  • Into a 10 inch oven safe skillet, add sugar and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook over meduim high heat, swirling the pan occasionally to help the sugar caramelize evenly, until the sugar turns a caramel color. Remove from heat.
  • Immediately but carefully pour coconut cream into the pan. It will likely steam and sputter a bit so just let it do its thing until it calms down, then stir.
  • Be sure that your stove top is off- as alcohol is flamable. Add bourbon to the pan and stir to incorporate.
  • Add spices and salt and stir to combine.
  • Combine cornstarch and water in a small measuring cup. Pour into the caramel mixture and stir to combine.
  • Next, add apples to the pan. Carefully toss the apples in the caramel to coat everything.
  • Top the apples with all of the streusel mixture.
  • Place a baking sheet on the bottom rack of your oven just in case and caramel drips out of the skillet. Mine did not, but better safe than sorry!
  • Bake on the middle rack in a 375* Oven for 45 minutes. The top will be brown and the caramel will be bubbling around the edges of the pan.
Keyword Apple Crisp, Apple dessert, Bourbon, caramel, dessert, Streusel