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An easy recipe for individual apple crumble servings. This gluten-free apple crumble recipe is a healthy & easy dessert made in individual ramekins or mini cast iron skillets, but can be made in a baking dish.

You can thank me later! I am sharing my recipe for Individual Apple Crumbles or , if you prefer, as you’ll read below Individual Apple Crisps! Enjoy!

For years, whenever we go to my parent’s home for dinner, mom prepares a dessert, which is always a variation on the same theme.  It’s become expected that Grammie will be making a berry crisp or a berry crumble or a berry grunt or a berry cobbler for dinner or an apple crumble recipe, you could also substitute peach and/or apple for the berry, so the combinations are vast.

 Not only would we all be REALLY disappointment without the crisp/crumble/grunt/cobbler for dessert, but it would rob us of our long-running giggle because none of us knows the difference between a crisp or a crumble or a grunt or a cobbler even though Grammie announces with culinary authority that ‘tonight’s dessert is a berry grunt, but last time it was a crumble.”

So, with great respect to Grammie and in homage to her desserts and knowing I love to use cast iron skillets or ramekins to make individual sized servings, I prepared this individual apple crumble recipe, made in our small cast iron skillets, for dessert.  And I can say that these are definitely apple crumbles because I crumbled the topping over the apples.

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I used my little cast iron skillet for these apple crumbles, but you could easily use ramekins. We love those skillet brownies and always look for ways to use these little cast iron cuties.

I used Golden Delicious apples for this dessert solely because organic apples are so expensive, and these were on sale! However, in doing a little investigation, it seems that a great deal of research has gone into determining the best baking apples and Golden Delicious apples always seem to top the charts!  

Easy Apple Crisp Recipe: stacked, whole golden delicious apples

And not only that, but they stack well under the practiced hands of a 16-year old!

In the interest of keeping our sugar consumption under control, we don’t often have desserts.  When we do, I usually try to reduce the sugar in the recipe.  Sugar, like salt, is one of those things whose consumption can creep up on you.

Easy, gluten free Apple Crumble Recipe - sliced apples prepping in mini cast iron skillet

I do believe that the more you have of these elements, the more you get used to them and then need more to satisfy the need.  I kept sugar out of the apple mix but did use some in the topping of these individual apple crumbles. Similarly with gluten for me. While I don’t have any chronic conditions that prevent me from including it in my diet, I do find I just feel better if I avoid it as much as possible. So, knowing how much we love our crisps/crumbles/cobblers, etc. using these, cute little cast iron skillets to whip up this individual gluten free apple crumble recipe is perfect!

Easy, gluten free Apple Crumble Recipe - finished apple crumbles in individual cast iron skillets
A recipe for individual apple crumbles. A healthy & easy dessert made in individual ramekins or mini cast iron skillets, but can be made in a baking dish.

Individual Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crumbles - Gluten Free

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An easy to prepare, gluten free recipe for individual apple crisps featuring reduced fat and sugar for a comforting dessert using cast iron skillets or ramekins
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 apples I used Golden Delicious but I might mix some Macintosh with the Golden Delicious next time
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

For the Crumble

  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 4 TB brown sugar
  • 6 TB oat flour or regular flour if you're okay with the gluten
  • 5 TB butter cut into small pieces
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cups chopped nuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350'F
  • Cut and peel apples into small pieces and toss with the cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine oats, brown sugar, oat flour and salt.
  • Using your fingers, massage the butter into your oat mixture
  • Divide the chopped apples among your 4 skillets or ramekins
  • Sprinkle topping equally over the 4 skillets
  • Bake at 35-45 minutes or until apples are soft and topping is brown.


Serving: 1g
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 I do hope that these little treats find a way to your table soon. I do think you and your family will love them. Pin the recipe for your future reference.

Easy Apple Crumble Recipe - Pinterest Pin

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    1. Hey there Lynn! Just returned from a fantastic trip to Germany this summer…beautiful country and wonderful people. Thanks for your kind comments about my ‘crumbles’! Just got a view of your pumpkin squares and it was meant to be. We literally just walked in the house from a weekend visiting our daughter and I was thinking out loud in the car about what kind of pumpkin dessert I should make for dinner and kismet! I’ll be making your squares! Love back at you from the US. Lynn

  1. Yum, these look so great! I love that they are individual sizes. Those pans are awesome, might need to pick me up a few of those bad boys! I can’t wait to try this, have a whole bag of apples sitting around that needs to be put to good use! Thanks for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday and hope to see you this week!

  2. I love apple crumble or crisp, in fact, I like a crumble with any fruit and I’m sure we could substitute blueberries or cherries etc. in this recipe! How fun this will be! And the individual skillets? Love them! How fun you could make individual pizzas or “garbage plates”/omelets. So cool!!!

    1. Those skillets are some of my favorite cooking ‘things’. They seem to add something special to whatever I’m cooking.

      Kisses, Lynn

    1. Thanks Chellie! It’s about time you treat yourself to some wee skillets! They are fun to have and to serve desserts or meals in. I enjoy your party and look forward to popping in again in a couple of day.

      Hugs, Lynn

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