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Cranberry Apple Crisp

You can’t go wrong with this cranberry apple crisp recipe. Full of juicy fresh apples and cranberries! An easy and tasty gluten free dessert for the holidays. 

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It’s that time of year again – the time of fresh cranberries!

And this cranberry apple crisp is the most delicious winter twist on the classic favorite apple crisp.

Over the last few years, I have fallen in love with fresh cranberries.

Every October I am anxiously stalking the stores to see when I can get my hands on the first bag.

Fresh cranberries are perfectly tart and juicy, and one of my favorite things to bake with every fall and winter.

More cranberry recipes: cranberry eggnog bread, cranberry sauce, cranberry orange muffins, white chocolate cranberry pecan cookies, glazed lemon cranberry muffins.

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How to make cranberry apple crisp

This apple cranberry crisp is very simple to make!

First, you will add the ingredients for the filling to a bowl.

You will need: fresh cranberries, around 5 cups of diced apple chunks, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon.

Do this step first, and stir to combine.

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While you are making the crisp topping, it will give the filling time to get all marinated.

By the time 5 – 10 minutes have passed and you stir it again, it will have absorbed the cornstarch and sugar mostly.

After you are done with the filling, get another bowl to make the crisp topping.

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This crisp topping is easy to make and naturally gluten free (but still gets crispy!)

For a little extra nutty flavor, I added walnut ‘flour’ to this recipe.

Just like in my cranberry blueberry crisp, I grind up walnuts into flour and add it to the crisp topping.

You can also substitute pecans here in place of walnuts if you would like.

To a bowl, add the brown sugar, walnut flour, oat flour, rolled oats, and salt.

Whisk until combined.

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Pour the melted coconut oil and vegan butter over the top of the other crisp ingredients.

Stir until topping is well combined.

You are ready to assemble!

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Stir the crisp filling one last time, then pour it into a baking dish, or pie pan like I used.

Distribute the crisp topping evenly over the filling.

Bake at 350 degrees for 55 – 60 minutes, or until the top is nice and browned and begins to crisp up.

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Serve the crisp hot with cool vanilla ice cream (vegan, to keep it dairy free).

This crisp has all the flavors of fall, and is sweet and cinnamon-y without being too sweet.

It was gone so fast in our house!

I love crisp recipes because they are so easy to make, and taste incredible with vanilla ice cream.

If you have never made a crisp before, you must try it!

It’s a dessert that looks like a lot of work was involved, but really it’s so simple.

Crisp Recipes

Check out some of my other crisp recipes below!

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Yield: 8 servings

Cranberry Apple Crisp

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This cranberry apple crisp recipe is a seasonal twist on the classic favorite apple crisp. A delicious addition to your dessert table for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Serve this yummy crisp with vanilla ice cream!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cranberry Apple Crisp Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 5 medium apples, chopped into chunks (around 5 cups worth)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Walnut Oat Topping

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, ground into flour
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Add cranberries, apple chunks, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon to a bowl
  2. Stir to combine the filling
  3. To a separate bowl, add the brown sugar, walnut flour, oat flour, rolled oats, and salt.
  4. For the walnuts, simply grind them in a blender until flour texture. You can use pecans as a substitute also
  5. Whisk together all ingredients to combine
  6. Pour on the melted coconut oil and vegan butter, then stir until mixture is combined
  7. Stir crisp filling one last time, then transfer to a small baking dish (I used a pie plate)
  8. Top filling with the crisp topping, and spread it evenly over the top
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 - 60 minutes, until top is browned and bubbly
  10. Serve with vanilla ice cream!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 329Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 4gSugar: 30gProtein: 4g

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Lindsay

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

I made this at Thanksgiving and it was WONDERFUL! The recipe was so easy to follow and the flavors were incredible. Thank you for sharing!

Joy Shull

Thursday 12th of December 2019

I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe Lindsay!!

Haley

Saturday 19th of January 2019

Can you use an alternative natural sweetener for the filling? Would you suggest honey, maple syrup, date syrup, agave ect?

Joy Shull

Saturday 19th of January 2019

I have not tried it, so I am not sure that it would work texture wise and make it too runny. Maybe someone else has tried it and can chime in?

Ben

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

I was wondering what size the dish was that was used to bake the crisp?

Joy Shull

Friday 11th of January 2019

Hi Ben!

I used a pie dish for this recipe, but I have also made it in a small casserole dish (3 qt. I believe). Hope that helps!

Joy Shull

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

made this for my husband's birthday and he loved it!

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