Delicious Gluten-Free Blushing Apples Recipe

Hey there foodies, today I am excited to share with you my latest gluten-free recipe for Blushing Apples. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a light and healthy dessert option that’s easy to make and packed with nutrients.

The inspiration behind this recipe came from one of my favorite fall treats: apple pie. I wanted to create something that had the same warming flavors without all the added sugar and carbs. By using fresh apples as the base, it’s a more wholesome and satisfying way to indulge your sweet tooth without sacrificing your health goals.

Plus, it’s so simple to put together that even a beginner cook can whip it up in no time. All you need is some basic ingredients and an oven, and you’ll have a beautiful dish that not only looks beautiful but tastes heavenly too.

But what makes this recipe even better is that not only is it gluten-free, it is also dairy-free so anyone who has dietary restrictions can enjoy it too! And with the option to substitute ingredients in case you don’t have something on hand, there’s no reason why you can’t add this recipe to your repertoire.

So let’s get started on creating this delicious blushing apple dessert!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Blushing Apples (Gluten Free)
Blushing Apples (Gluten Free)

Are you looking for a gluten-free, dairy-free, and delicious dessert? Look no further because I have got the perfect one for you! Blushing Apples are a treat for everyone who loves healthy and scrumptious snacks. These roasted apples with a strawberry glaze are a delightful indulgence that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Why should you try this recipe? Let me tell you. First of all, it’s gluten-free. This means that anyone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity can enjoy it without worrying about any adverse effects. Second, it’s dairy-free. So, if you’re lactose intolerant or have a milk allergy, this recipe is perfect for you. Lastly, the taste is fantastic. The sweetness from the apples, combined with the fruity flavour from the strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert, creates a delightful blend that will leave your mouth watering for more.

But that’s not all! This recipe is versatile in its serving options. You can add it to your morning breakfast as a topping on French toast or oatmeal, make it as an after-dinner dessert in the form of apple pie or apple crisp, or even toss it into an apple smoothie for a healthy snack.

Blushing Apples are so easy to make that even someone with little experience in cooking can master them quickly. With only 4 medium apples and some pantry staples like cinnamon and sugar, you can create a mouthwatering dessert. Plus, they look so elegant and impressive; no one will believe how simple they were to make!

So, give it a try today and taste for yourself why these blushing apples deserve to be called the best healthy vegan gluten-free dessert ever created!

Ingredient List

“Get ready to blush with these delicious gluten-free apples!”

Let’s take a closer look at what you’ll need for this gluten-free blushing apples recipe. Don’t worry, the ingredient list is short and sweet!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 medium-sized apples
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 (3 oz) package of strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Make sure to choose fresh and firm apples while at the grocery store. For this recipe, I prefer to use English cucumbers for their crunchiness and mild flavor. And if you want to add a little extra sweetness, use a sprinkle of tbsp sugar.

The Recipe How-To

“Who says healthy can’t be sweet and indulgent? Introducing Blushing Apples!”

Now, we move on to the most exciting part of this article – the recipe how-to! With this simple and flavorful recipe, you can’t go wrong even if you are an amateur in the kitchen. So let’s dive in!


  • 4 medium apples
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert (gluten-free)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Peel and core the apples, and cut them into small pieces.
  3. In a saucepan, combine dry Jell-O powder and cinnamon, then add water.
  4. Place the pan over medium heat, stirring constantly until completely dissolved.
  5. Add apple pieces to the saucepan mixture and coat them with it.
  6. Pour apple mixture into a baking dish and bake for around 20 minutes or until tender.
  7. Serve warm as a dessert, with a dollop of Cool Whip Topping.

That’s it! So easy, right? Blushing apples are perfect not just for dessert, but also for snacks or breakfast too. You can even use this as a filling for a gluten-free apple pie recipe or add it to your favorite smoothie recipe.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Choose firm apples like honeycrisp or braeburn for best results.
  • For a more tangy flavor, you can use raspberry or cherry Jell-O instead of strawberry.
  • If you want to make this recipe vegan cruelty-free and/or vegan gluten-free, simply substitute the Jell-O powder with a vegan option.

This is one of my favorite apple recipes because it is that delicious – perfect any time of day!

Substitutions and Variations

“Add some color to your day with this beautiful and tasty gluten-free treat.”

Okay, so you’re ready to try out this amazing gluten-free recipe for Blushing Apples, but you want to put your own spin on it. No worries! There are plenty of ways to customize this recipe to your liking.

First off, let’s talk about the ingredients. While the recipe calls for Strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert, you can easily substitute with any other flavor of Jell-O you love. Want to make it extra fruity? Try using mixed berry or raspberry flavors instead.

For a dairy-free option, swap out the Cool Whip topping with a non-dairy whipped cream alternative. Almond or coconut whipped cream make great choices.

If you’re looking for a healthier twist on this recipe, try replacing the 1/2 cup of sugar with a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup. You can also turn this into a refreshing smoothie by blending peeled and cored apples with just enough water to make a thick and creamy consistency.

And don’t be afraid to experiment! Add chopped nuts or shredded coconut on top of the apples before baking for some extra crunch. Or mix in some fresh diced peaches or strawberries for a delicious blushing peach or strawberry variation of the recipe.

So, go ahead and get creative with your Blushing Apples recipe. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

“Apples just got a whole lot more exciting with these Blushing Apples!”

Now that you’ve got a delicious batch of Blushing Apples ready to serve up, let’s talk about how to best enjoy them. This gluten-free dessert is the perfect ending to any meal, and it pairs well with many different dishes.

One of my favorite ways to serve up Blushing Apples is as a topping for French toast or pancakes. They add a sweet, fruity flavor that complements the rich buttery taste of the bread. They also make a great topping for yogurt or oatmeal if you’re looking for a healthier breakfast option.

For a more decadent dessert experience, you can use these apples in pie, crumble or cake recipes. Their unique pink color makes them an excellent addition to any array of sweets. You can also combine them with other fruits like peaches or pears for a satisfying fruit salad!

If you’re having guests over, try serving these apples alongside some dairy-free Cool Whip Topping for an added treat. The creamy texture perfectly complements the tartness of the apples.

Alternatively, you can pair this recipe with an appetizer like an English cucumber salad or a mushroom soup as they compliment each other very well.

Lastly, these blushing apples are so versatile that they even work in smoothie recipes! You can blend them with other fruits and veggies to get your dose of antioxidants and make a delicious apple smoothie!

Regardless of how you choose to serve them up or pair them, these Blushing Apples are guaranteed to be the star of your meal!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“A gluten-free snack that packs a punch of flavor and nutrients? Yes, please!”

Are you planning to prepare Blushing Apples ahead of time or have leftovers? Don’t worry! You can easily store and reheat them without losing their delicious taste and texture. Here are my tips for making the most of your recipe:

To make ahead:

If you have a busy schedule, you can prepare Blushing Apples in advance and store them in the fridge until ready to serve. To do this, allow the apples to cool down completely before placing them in an airtight container. Keep them refrigerated for up to 2 days. This way, you’ll save time when serving and enjoy fresh and healthy gluten-free apples anytime.

To store:

Suppose you’ve made too many Blushing Apples, or your guests didn’t finish them all- no problem! To store these gluten-free treats, place them in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator. Your apples will stay fresh for up to 3 days.

To reheat:

When you’re ready to reheat your stored Blushing Apples, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the apples on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes until heated through. If you’d like to microwave instead, remove apples from the fridge and let sit at room temperature for a few minutes before heating for about 1 minute.

In summary, making ahead and storing your Blushing Apples in advance is a smart idea that saves time when compared with preparing them just before serving. Follow these simple steps mentioned here to ensure that your stored apples remain fresh and retain their perfect texture even after being reheated.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Who needs caramel when you have these irresistible Blushing Apples?”

Now that you’re ready to create your own batch of blushing apples, let me share with you some helpful tips to ensure that they turn out perfectly. These tips will make sure that every bite of your blushing apple is delicious and satisfying.

First, it’s essential to use fresh, firm apples when making this recipe. Avoid using overripe apples because they will become mushy after cooking. Look for apples that are crisp and juicy, such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp.

When peeling and coring the apples, make sure you remove all the seeds and stems. This ensures that the apples cook evenly and don’t have any bitter tastes from the seeds or stems.

Next, when making the mixture in the saucepan, let it cool for a few minutes before pouring it over the apples. This prevents the hot mixture from making the apples too mushy before putting them in the oven.

When baking, keep a watchful eye on your blushing apples to make sure they don’t burn. Check them periodically and rotate the pan if needed for even baking.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different toppings or add-ins for your blushing apple dish. Consider adding a dollop of Cool Whip Topping or sprinkling some cinnamon on top. You could also try swapping out strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert for a different flavor or experiment with using different fruits in place of the apples themselves.

These tips will take your blushing apple recipe up a notch and give you a dessert that is healthy and satisfying. Experiment with different variations until you find what works best for you!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these blushing apples are a perfect gluten-free treat for anyone who loves healthy and fruity recipes. Not only are they easy to make, but you can also customize them to your liking with various substitutions and variations. Plus, they are great as stand-alone snacks or paired with your favorite dishes. So, whether you’re craving a dessert or a tasty afternoon treat, try out this recipe and unleash your inner foodie! Don’t forget to experiment with other apple recipes such as apple cobbler, vegan apple crumble, and even apple pie collagen porridge if you’re feeling adventurous. With so many delicious options, you can never go wrong when it comes to apples. Remember, healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring!

Blushing Apples (Gluten Free)

Blushing Apples (Gluten Free) Recipe

Apples soaked up in jello, what else is there to say, except YUM! This recipe came from my KRAFT magazine that I recive. As soon as I saw this recipe I knew that it would be heavenly... not only was it heavenly but it was easy to make.I tried one apple warm and it was very delicious, but I preferred the refrigerated one best. However I found that the warm apple and the chilled apple were almost like 2 different treats... making this an even better recipe. Let me know which you liked best!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 4 apples
Calories 285.4 kcal


  • 2 (85 g) packages strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 medium apples, your favorite type (I used mcintosh)
  • 1/2 cup thawed Cool Whip Topping


  • Combine dry jell0 powder and cinnamon in a 3-4L saucepan. Add water. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, stirring frequently until jelly powder is completely dissolved.
  • Peel and core apples. Add to jell0 mixture in saucepan; partially cover saucepan with lid. Return to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10-15 minutes or just until apples are fork tender and gently turn apples every 5 minutes. Remove apples from liquid.
  • Serve apples warm, or cool and store in tightly covered container in refrigerator at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Serve each apple topped with 2 tbsp of whipped toppping. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.

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Serving: 476gCalories: 285.4kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 4gFat: 5.8gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 20.6mgSodium: 209.4mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 50.8g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Apple, Dessert, Easy, Free Of..., Fruit, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein
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