Whether you’re picking them from an orchard or the grocery store down the street, one thing’s for sure: apples are here, and there appears to be a larger (and more delicious) variety than ever before. From Granny Smith to Pink Lady to Ruby Frost, each type offers its own unique charms. And while they’re wonderful eaten raw, they’re extraordinary baked into a tasty fall treat.
Here are some of our favorite gluten-free recipes for apple-picking season:
Gluten-Free Fall Apple Pear Galette, Ancient Harvest
Made with Ancient Harvest Organic Quinoa Flour and only a few other ingredients, this simple galette is wonderfully versatile – and the perfect pairing for a fragrant filling of seasonal apples, pears and cinnamon.
Photo courtesy of Simply Quinoa
Pear & Apple Crisp With Quinoa, Simply Quinoa
Obviously, we’re fans of any dessert that features our favorite gluten-free ancient grain, and this one – with its lovely combination of fresh fruit, maple syrup, oats and quinoa – strikes the perfect balance between nutritious and indulgent.
Photo courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen
Gluten-Free Blueberry Apple Crumble, Ambitious Kitchen
This recipe swaps traditional pears for something unexpected – and the blueberries really do help to make this dessert special. Sweet vanilla, spicy cinnamon, hearty oats and crunchy chopped nuts also provide great flavor and texture.
Photo courtesy of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring
Gluten-Free Apple Dumplings, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring
Adorable and bursting with seasonal flavor, these dumplings would make the perfect ending to an autumn dinner party. The combination of cream cheese pie crust and apple-cinnamon filling is timeless, and sure to be a hit among friends and family.
Photo courtesy of My Baking Addiction
Gluten-Free Apple Spice Cookies, My Baking Addiction
Don’t have the time or know-how to bake an entire pie? We hear you, and these cookies are the perfect solution. They pack all the flavor of that classic American dessert into a tasty and portable treat.
Photo courtesy of Eating Bird Food
Raw Mini Apple Pies, Eating Bird Food
Okay, so these mini apple pies aren’t technically baked – but we couldn’t resist including them here. With a nutritious crust made of only three ingredients, they’re surprisingly easy to make and even easier to enjoy.