Apple/Cranberry Crumble

apple crumble

Not very pretty, but very yummy and not too terrible for you.  Really!

Apple Crumble


  • 2 large apples: peeled, cored and diced (I used Macouns)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup honey/maple syrup (I used a combo)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 tsp freshly ground allspice and cloves (or just use cinnamon)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (turbinado or sparkling sugar would work even better)

To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.  Grease a cast iron skillet or a 9″ pan (round, square, springform, whatever you want, this is a rustic dessert)
  2. Toss apples with cornstarch, lemon juice, honey/maple syrup, cranberries and cornstarch.
  3. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Mix in melted butter and milk.
  4. Arrange apple mixture in a single layer in the skillet.  Top with the dry(ish) mixture.  Sprinkle brown sugar on top.
  5. Bake for about 45 minutes or so – until the fruit is bubbly and the top is a bit brown.
  6. Serve with whipped cream if you’ve got it.

I just ate the leftovers for breakfast (hey, oats, apples, cranberries!) and they would be great as a heartier breakfast with some Greek yogurt.  It also made a nice and easy dessert.  If you want it to be even more delicious, I would up the butter content.  I did make this in mind with having it for breakfast though, so I didn’t want it to be too rich.  Could have probably cut the sugar too.  Still good.


2 Comments on “Apple/Cranberry Crumble”

  1. Sandy says:

    This is the simplest and tastiest concoction in the history of the world! Truly! The changes we made were subtle (an extra apple and cranberries and cream rather than soy milk) and the fabulous aroma was a bonus. Huge thanks to the genius who devised this.

  2. tinaspins says:

    Wahoo! Glad that recipe worked out. I just cobbled it together and I’m glad you made your changes and it came out tasty.

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