Applescotch Dessert

Applescotch Dessert

Last evening I decided to pull out one of my favorite cookbooks from before my celiac diagnosis. It is Mennonite Country Style Recipes by Esther Shank. I found this dessert and decided to try converting it to be gluten-free. The result was scrumptious.

Applescotch Dessert
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour mix (I used Carol Fenster's sorghum blend)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups chopped peeled apples
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and water in a saucepan. Cook until slightly thickened (very slightly).
  2. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  3. Mix together the flour, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or fork.
  5. Stir the apples into this flour mixture.
  6. Combine the milk and vanilla and stir into the flour/apple mixture. Stir just until moistened.
  7. Drop by serving spoonfuls into the baking dish.
  8. Combine the 1 Tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle over the top.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  10. Let sit for 10 - 15 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

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About Linda Etherton

I have been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious. Through sharing recipes, menu plans, and information, I hope to help others enjoy a happy gluten-free life.
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  1. Gluten-Free Is Life says:

    This looks divine! YUM!

  2. gfe--gluten free easily says:

    Very nice roundup, Linda. I especially like the sounds and looks of that butterscotch dessert! Often it's so easy to take an old favorite or even a new baked treat from a mainsteam cookbook and convert it to gluten free … thanks for sharing that info as well as the other recipes. 😉


  3. Anonymous says:

    Just made the applescotch dessert for my husband tonight…the BEST dessert we've had since his diagnosis! Thank you, Linda!

  4. Linda says:

    Anonymous ~ Big smile on my face. You're welcome. Thanks for letting me know.

  5. Rachel says:

    Hi Linda:

    I second the applescotch dessert love! I'm thinking of maybe making that instead of an apple pie for Thanksgiving so I don't have to wrestle with GF pie dough.

    I just blogged up a post about Gluten Free Gift ideas and wanted to link it up to your Gluten-Free Wednesdays but I see I have to wait until Tuesday night, so I've made a note to do Mr. Linky then.

  6. Yumm. This recipe was fantastic. My girlfriend is gluten free but still has quite the sweet tooth. It can be tough to find delicious recipes that we both can enjoy, but this one really hit the spot. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Sylvia says:

    This turned out great, but I would definitely add the butter to the caramel sauce. Just needed that little bit of saltiness. I used 1.5 cups brown rice flour and .5 cup corn starch. Glad to have another apple recipe. We’ve got apples coming out our eyeballs this year!

  8. Roxanne says:

    What can I use besides butter? I need dairy free…

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