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Apple Cranberry Crisp

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Apple Cranberry Crisp is so easy! Only a few minutes to put it together. It’s delicious and gluten, dairy free and vegan.

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This Apple Cranberry Crisp is so convenient for all of those holiday parties! Who has time, at this time of year to make fancy desserts?

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I know I don’t! There is shopping, wrapping, Christmas trees to pick out and decorate.

Let alone all of the cookies that my Mom and I make! That list is very long. Here are a few. Ischeler’s Tortellettes, a family favorite, Santa Claus cut out cookies, Hilda brotchen and Jam filled.

I love to make crisps for that reason, they are quick and easy, fresh and flavorful!

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What could be more seasonal than apples? Oh, well, perhaps cranberries! Have you noticed that the only time of year that you can find cranberries is around Thanksgiving and Christmas?

It’s a pity really. Cranberries are so delicious! They are loaded with vitamin C. They are great for immune health and “gut” health, the latest talking point to improve our overall health. Here is a great article from Good and Well, that expands on the thought.

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This Apple Cranberry Crisp is good for you, really. It also has lots of fiber from the oats and nuts and some good fat from the coconut oil! See? There you go, health food for dessert, lol!

How Do You Make this Gluten Free, DairyFfree and Vegan Apple Cranberry Crisp?

  1. Wash and sort berries, discarding any that are soft or shriveled.
  2. Place cranberries and apple pie filling in large bowl.
  3. Juice 3 small limes,
  4. add to cranberries and apples.
  5. Mix oats and spices in separate bowl
  6. Add coconut and almonds to oats.
  7. Add 2 tablespoons coconut oil.
  8. Combine until oats are evenly moist.
  9. Press into bottom of 2 quart casserole.
  10. Pour all of filling on top of oats. Use the remaining oat mixture for topping.
Whole cranberries in mixing bowl. Apple pie filling mixed with cranberry. Juiced lime juice. Mix lime juice with fruit. Oats mixed with spices. Coconut and almonds added to bowl. Coconut oil added to topping. Topping mixed well. Some of the oat mixture pressed into bottom of casserole. Fruit added to casserole. Topping added to top of fruit.Pin
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Did I mention that this particular Apple Cranberry Crisp is not only Gluten Free, bu also Dairy/ Lactose Free and Vegan? Well, it is! But you won’t even mind any of those, because it is so tasty!

How many Calories in Apple Cranberry Crisp?

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This Apple Cranberry Crsip is not low calorie, by any means. The coconut oil adds quite a few calories, as does the pie filling. If you use fresh apples with a bit of cornstarch, sugar and some apple pie spices, it will contain less calories. It does, however, have about 1/3 less calories than traditional apple pie, and is sure a whole lot easier!

Here is a nice casserole to cook the crisp in, for serving to guests! It’s beautiful!

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That’s how easy Apple Cranberry Crisp actually is! Why not make a big batch for your next party!

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Apple Cranberry Crisp

Apple Cranberry Crisp is an easy, delicious dessert for the holidays! Festive and gluten free, dairy free and vegan!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $6


For Filling

  • 2 cans apple pie filling 21 oz.
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 tbsp lime juice

For crisp layer


  • Start oven to 350°F.
  • Mix all ingredients for filling. If you like your fruit desserts very sweet, add about 1 tablespoon of sugar,

Crisp Layer

  • Mix all ingredient in separate bowl so that all of the oats are moist.
  • Press about 2/3 of the oat mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the casserole.
  • Pour all of the filling onto the oat base. 
  • Tops with remainder of oats.
  • Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, until golden brown and bubbly.
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Spray casserole dish with cooking spray for easy clean up.
General Baking Tips:
Always measure dry ingredients with a dry measuring cup. Measure with dry measuring cups or weigh dry ingredients.
Always measure liquid ingredients with liquid measuring cup
Never break eggs directly into recipe ingredients. Break eggs into a separate bowl, in case you get any shells, so that you can pull them out.
Make sure that you know what temperature your oven is set at. Buy an oven thermometer and check oven temperature regularly.
Always check baked goods, like cakes or quick breads with cake tester, placed in center. If the tester comes out clean, it’s done.


Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I love crisp. I love every flavor and every fruit you can think of in my crisps, but I haven’t tried apple cranberry! Now I must. I have some frozen cranberries in the freezer so I can see what I’ll be making soon!

    1. It’s an awesome flavor combination! The sweet apples and the tart cranberries compliment each other so well! Thanks Elaine!

    1. I thought about pecans! I think pecans would be nice too, but the almonds have a more neutral flavor, so the apples and cranberries really shine! Thanks Ellen!

  2. 5 stars
    APple crisp is one of my favorite fall and winter dessert. I make it like all the time for me and my family. I love the addition of coconut in the crisp. I will try this definitely. Sounds delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    I always make crisps or cobblers for my family for the holidays! It is so much easier than making pie and tastes just as yummy! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    Love the ease of using apple pie filling… I’ve always peeled, cored and sliced the apples — and then made the filling. Now I know there’s an easier way… It only took me how many years?

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