This Gluten-Free Apple Goody Dessert Recipe is a delightful way to use up extra falltime baking apples!

Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits. – Henry David Thoreau

Everyone who has, at some point in life, received a knock on the door with a fresh pan of goodies or pie or cake delivered to their home, knows exactly how my neighbors felt last night when I myself did the knocking.

When our friends Roger and Faye delivered the boxes, coolers, bags full of apples, from their fruit trees, I couldn’t help but get a little giddy inside. My parents did not have fruit tress but my Aunt Lillian worked at Harry and David her entire life. So every year at fall we’d be blessed with a huge box of apples. You know, the good kind. Not the mushy or mealy kind. The crisp and almost perfect kind.

For years now Roger and Faye have made their favorite apple dessert, and now they’ve passed it on to me. It’s easy, it’s tart and tasty, and it’s good for neighbors.

Make a pan for yourself or your family, and one or two to take to neighbors HOT out of the oven.

Sharing Tips:
1. Look at your fruit bounty and see if you have enough to bless others with.
2. Do you have extra pans in your cupboard for baking?
3. Keep on hand “throw-away” pans that you don’t need back.
4. Mark your name on the bottom with a Sharpie or tape if you want your pan back.

If you follow my neighbor Ellie’s advice, never return a pan empty (of course this is just a suggestion).

Warm connections come when we practice simple gestures of kindness that really only take a little thought to plan out.

When’s the time you doubled up on your cooking or baking and shared it with others?

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Gluten-Free Apple Goody Dessert Recipe

Serve this apple delight warm with premium vanilla ice cream. Yum!


  • Golden Delicious apples
  • Cinnamon/sugar mixture
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats, for normal recipe use Quaker Oats
  • 1/4 cup Gluten Free flour, I normal recipe use all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  • Slice Golden Delicious apples into pie plate or small baking dish. (I use 6-7 apples for 9″ pie or 4 apples for smaller dish.)
  • Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon/sugar mixture, if desired.
  • Mix together 1 cup oats, 1/4 cup flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, and spread evenly over apples.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for half an hour covered, and half an hour uncovered.
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