I bought some almond meal a looong time ago for some recipe I had seen on Pinterest and then never got around to making. Fast forward to now when I wanted to make a triple berry crisp that was gluten free. I don’t usually care if something contains gluten or not as I don’t have any allergies, but I do have quite a few friends who do need to watch for it. While things have gotten better for people who are sensitive to gluten, there’s still lots of room for gluten free recipes.
Normally I use flour for the crisp, but I was able to substitute the flour with the almond meal to make a gluten free version. Trust me on this, you won’t even miss the flour. This crisp is amazing and tastes just like the gluten version.
I used cherries, blueberries, and raspberries for the filling and then mixed them with some sugar and cinnamon. There is sugar in both the crust and the filling. I really think you need the sugar in the filling since the berries themselves do run on the tart side. And then I topped everything with vanilla ice cream because why not!
This would actually be a great dish to bring to any Fourth of July potlucks. It’s the perfect red, white, and blue dish. Especially if there’s some ice cream nearby.
Gluten Free Triple Berry Crisp
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Makes: 1 9 inch pie dish
For the filling:2 cups of cherries, pitted 1 cup of blueberries 1 6 ounce container of raspberries 1/4 cup of granulated sugar 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
For the crisp: 2 cups of almond meal 2 cups of rolled oats 1/2 cup of granulated sugar 8 tablespoons of butter 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1) Preheat the oven to 350° F. In a mixing bowl combine the berries and toss with the sugar and cinnamon. 2) Scoop the mixture into a pie dish and pack it down. 3) In a different mixing bowl, combine the almond meal, oats, sugar, butter, and cinnamon together. You can use either a pastry cutter or a fork to help cut the butter in. I used my hands and mixed until the dough forms a coarse and small ball like texture. 4) Sprinkle the topping onto the berries and slightly pack down. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour.