Having a gluten-free dinner guest over and you’re stumped for a dessert to serve? This Berry Almond Crisp is gluten-free, but it won’t leave your gluten-loving guests disappointed. With just a few simple adjustments a standard berry crisp can be adapted to accommodate your gluten-free dinner guests. The berry filling of a regular berry crisp is often thickened with flour; this recipe uses brown-rice flour which yields a delightful jam-like filling. While oats are naturally gluten-free, they are often processed in a facility that also processes other grains, so look for oats clearly labeled gluten-free.
At the Ella Bella Farm stand at the Viroqua Farmers Market we found gooseberries, and since Theresa and I had never tried them before Farmers Ed and Mary encouraged us give them a try. At first glance gooseberries look like unassuming striped grapes, but they pack quite the tart punch and a lovely mild flavor. I paired the gooseberries with blueberries and strawberries, feel free to substitute the berries and fruit for what’s currently in season in your area.