Caramel Apple Crumble (GF)

This Caramel Apple Crumble features spiced, caramel-coated apples and a deliciously crunchy & buttery crumble topping. This easy recipe is also gluten-free!

This Caramel Apple Crumble features spiced, caramel-coated apples and a deliciously crunchy & buttery crumble topping. This easy recipe is also gluten-free!Apple crumble. Oh, man. Apple crumble is possibly my favorite dessert, and for that reason, I don’t make it too often. Most of the dessert I make, I’m able to resist for the most part. I taste, make sure it’s delicious enough to be shared, but I usually try to avoid gorging myself on baked goods because that would be way bad for my health and for my waistline.

Apple crumble, on the other hand, I’m powerless to resist. I just love it. The sweet, spiced apples topped with all that amazing, crunchy, deliciously buttery crumb topping. Everything about it reminds me of fall. Mmm, it’s just the best!

This Caramel Apple Crumble features spiced, caramel-coated apples and a deliciously crunchy & buttery crumble topping. This easy recipe is also gluten-free!In the fall I have major apple dessert cravings so when I was home for fall break, apple crumble was first on my list. I stumbled upon a jar of caramel in the pantry and voila…caramel apple crumble came to be.

This dessert comes together super quickly, and it makes a small portion – just enough for 2 or 3 people! Being the only person in the house, I could not make a big ole’ dish of this, or it would be gone embarrassingly quickly. However, the recipe doubles (or triples!) easily, so it can be made to feed a crowd.

This Caramel Apple Crumble features spiced, caramel-coated apples and a deliciously crunchy & buttery crumble topping. This easy recipe is also gluten-free!

I also opted to make it gluten-free by using almond flour, which worked wonderfully and tasted delicious! However, if you would like, you could substitute regular all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, or all-purpose GF flour and all would work equally as well.

This crumble is perfect for fall, for sharing, and for topping with ice cream and caramel sauce, and I hope you all love it as much as I do!

This Caramel Apple Crumble features spiced, caramel-coated apples and a deliciously crunchy & buttery crumble topping. This easy recipe is also gluten-free!

Caramel Apple Crumble
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter, cut in half
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ¼ cup almond flour (GF) or all-purpose flour (non-GF)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cold butter, cut into cubes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, toss together apple, brown sugar, caramel sauce and cinnamon, until well coated.
  3. Grease a small ovenproof dish (or two small ramekins) with butter and transfer the apples to it. Top with cold butter. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the ingredients for the topping except the butter. Cut the butter into the mixture with a pastry cutter (or use your fingers). Refrigerate mixture for 15 minutes.
  5. Spread chunks of the topping mixture over the apples and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the apples are done.
  6. Serve the apple crumble with vanilla ice cream and more caramel sauce.



  1. This looks amazing Rachel! Extra caramel sauce and ice cream for me!

  2. Apple crumble is a weakness of mine, well anything with the word “crumble” at the end is a weakness of mine. I cannot wait to try these apple treats!

  3. This time of year, all I want to do is eat caramel-y, apple-y, cinnamon-y desserts. This one looks pretty perfect!

  4. YUUUUM, I’m totally the same! Can’t resist apple crumble, especially with that caramel sauce on top!

  5. This is a weakness too!!! I cannot stay away but I have not tried it with caramel. Girl, you just made me weak further. Love this!! You need to come home often.

  6. What a gorgeous crumble! And with that caramel sauce? Swoon!

  7. Love a good ooey, gooey apple crumble. Yum!

  8. Yummy…they look awesome…love the GF option too! Thanks
    But, I really love your photography! You do such a great job of presenting your art! The first picture looks like it was takwn on some turn of the century piece of bake ware but then as i scrolled I realized that is was a well loved (used) jellyroll pan…brilliant! Keep up the great work…I admire you and all that you invest in sharing your talents with us!

    • Wow, thank you so much Kelly! I actually have no idea where that pan came from (I think it may have been my grandmother’s) but I love photographing on it. Thanks for coming by the blog and for all your kind words!

  9. I love apple crumbles … and with the caramel sauce?? Such a good addition!

  10. These crumbles look SO incredible! I’m like you, in the fall it’s apple everything! Also, I’m really glad this recipe is for small portions. With all the candy and baking going on this time of year, the smaller portions the better. Looks divine! :)

  11. Oh my gosh, this looks totally dreamy!

  12. I adore apple pie and crumble too – and love your version with the caramel sauce added in to the filling!

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  14. Besides the fact that this crumble looks to-die-for, I love that it’s GF! My nana has celiac and I always keep an eye out for fun GF desserts for her. This will be perfect! :D

  15. Oh man, this crumble is to die for! Bonus that it’s in little individual servings. I just love this!

  16. Apple crumble, I love and now that you’ve gone and added caramel? I’ll be powerless around this goodness!

  17. Oooh I love crumbles! Such a delicious and simple dessert. They look even cuter all portioned out in the individual little cups plus the caramel adds a great splash of color.

  18. I love that this makes just 2-3 servings. it would be the perfect amount for my husband and I to share! And I love baking in ramekins — makes everything feel a little more fun : )

  19. yum!! this crumble looks amazing, Rachel! love the apple/caramel combo!! :)

  20. “Oh man” is right! This apple crumble looks to. die. for. And I have yet to indulge my apple crumble craving yet this year. I also have a jar of that caramel sauce in my fridge…coincidence? Doubt it!

  21. Yum, This crumble looks awesome :) I love caramel apple desserts especially during this time of year!

  22. OMGGG this looks DIVINE:) your blog is now my addiction haha.

    Check out my blog post…one of my fav. recipies:)

    Have a lovely day dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis – The Swedish home decor blog

  23. Oh lordie–we are totally in the same boat! The oven is on at our house so often that if I actually felt the temptation to eat everything I made…let’s just say that Goodyear could hire me to replace their perfunctory blimp campaigns. Apple crumble is one of my weaknesses as well–bookmarked!

  24. Hi Rachel! I discovered your website after looking for some gluten free desserts to make for a dinner party I threw just last night — tried out this recipe for the GF Caramel Apple Crumble and it was PERFECT! I actually prepared the topping about 4 hours in advance (without the butter – mixed that in later) and left it on the countertop to give the brown sugar more time to ‘harden/crisp up’…I tripled the recipe and baked in my countertop toaster oven (added about 15 more minutes since I used a bigger dish, but kept the same temp) – it came out PERFECT! My entire family loved it! Thanks for sharing :) Will for sure be making this again! Please keep sharing your awesome recipes!!!

  25. Wow this looks so delcious. and great photos. Thanks for sharing. Simon


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