Salted caramel apple crisp is a gluten free, dairy free, nut-free crumble topping made with some basic healthier ingredients like oats, coconut sugar, coconut milk, and tahini, layered over chopped apples and a syrupy coconut caramel and baked until bubbly and delicious. The tahini gives the crumble a delicious, nutty flavor.
Salted Caramel Apple Crisp (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
- Cooking and Prep: 1 h
- Serves: 6
For Serving (Optional)
Prepare the Apple Filling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place chopped apples in a bowl (or directly into a sprayed baking dish) and toss with lemon juice (to soften and prevent browning), coconut sugar, cinnamon and pinch of salt. Pour into a baking dish sprayed with olive oil.
Prepare the Caramel Sauce
Heat coconut milk and sugar in a pan over medium heat, mixing with a spatula often for about two minutes until it starts to combine and simmer.
Stir in a splash of vanilla and pinch of sea salt. Then remove from heat and set aside for a minute or two to thicken, and pour two-thirds of a cup of the caramel over apples, reserving the rest for serving, or another recipe.
The caramel sauce will thicken at room temperature.
Prepare the Oat Topping
Combine oats, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl.
Then mix together the tahini, coconut milk, and caramel in a small bowl. Pour over the oats and mix to form a crumbly topping (it will be wet).
Top crumble over apples (optional: drizzle a little caramel over top), spray with olive oil and bake uncovered at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.