This Paleo Apple Crumble is a decadent dessert that keeps it low-carb and completely grain-free.
In my house, one of our favorite desserts is this apple crumble filled with the rich tastes of fall and topped with a nut mixture that leaves you wanting more!
For the filling, I used green apples with lemon juice, honey and ground cinnamon. While the apple filling sits and the flavors blend together, you can start putting together the crumble.
Almonds and walnuts are the main ingredients here, but pecans and other Paleo-friendly nuts work just as well. Process the nuts in a blender until you get a fine meal, and mix the nut meal with tapioca starch, ground cinnamon, salt, honey, and some melted coconut oil. After mixing well, you’ll get a crumbly texture.
Next, all that’s left to do is divide the apple filling between the ramekins and top with the crumble mixture. Bake the apple crumble for 25 minutes until the juices of the apples started bubbling and the top of the crumble turns golden brown.
The Best (and Prettiest) Apple Crumble
For the filling
- 3 green apples
- 2 T lemon juice
- 2 T honey
- 1 t ground cinnamon
For the crumble
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 T tapioca starch
- 1 t ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1 T honey
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease 4 medium ramekins with coconut oil.
- Peel, core and cube the green apples.
- Mix the cubed apples with lemon juice, honey, and ground cinnamon in a large bowl and let the apple filling sit while you prepare the crumble.
- Pulse walnuts and almonds in a blender until you get a fine meal.
- In a large bowl, combine the almond meal and walnut meal together with tapioca starch, ground cinnamon, and salt. Mix ingredients together.
- Add in melted coconut oil and honey to the dry ingredients, and mix until you get a crumbly texture.
- Divide the apple filling evenly between the greased ramekins and top each ramekin with the crumble mixture.
- Place the ramekins on a baking sheet in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes, until the juices are bubbling and the crumble is browned on top.
- Let the apple crumble cool slightly before serving.
Tip: Depending on how you like to serve this crumble, you can either prepare the ingredients in one large baking dish or in individual ramekins like I did. I love serving this Paleo apple crumble for dessert when guests are over, because you can easily bake it in individual-sized ramekins and it looks so pretty when served.
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