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Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

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Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble for Thanksgiving
Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble for Thanksgiving

You know how there are those people that dread the holiday season? The people that can’t stand the Christmas creep?

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

I’m definitely not one of those people. I know it’s only October right now but I have the holiday season on my mind. Yes, I know I still have Halloween and then a few weeks in November before it’s officially here. But as far as I’m concerned, the minute the calendar flips to September it’s game on for the holidays.

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Or you know…well before then. Like April. And I definitely celebrate Christmas in July because any excuse to eat easy frozen pumpkin mousse pie or frozen hot chocolate floats is a good one. I may just love the holiday season a little too much. My 2 year old may be able to sing Jingle Bells and repeatedly ask to read the Polar Express.

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

I can’t help myself. This time of year is just so cheerful. And  it’s full of such amazing food.

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Like this gluten free cranberry apple crumble. This yummy treat makes its way onto my table each Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s such a crowd pleaser. My family begs for it each year. There’s my sister, who very well may be the world’s pickiest adult eater. She devours it. My aunt, who can’t cook, has learned how to make this. She said this dish really impressed her friends, and not just because she actually cooked. They all thought it was delicious.

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Because it really is. The apples get caramelized. Their buttery sweetness perfectly compliments the tartness from the cranberries. And the topping? Crushed Cinnamon Chex, brown sugar, and butter. Absolutely delicious perfection.

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Plus, it’s impossible to screw up. Just slice it, toss with sugar and spices, then top it with crunchy goodness and enjoy the amazing smell as it bakes in the oven. Enjoy it as a side dish (don’t you love how this would totally qualify as a vegetable on Thanksgiving?) or top with ice cream for a festive dessert.

Serves 8

Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the filling
  • 6 large apples*
  • 1 cup of cranberries
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • For the topping
  • 2 cups of Cinnamon Chex
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbs of unsalted butter, cut into very thin slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a 11x7 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Core apples and chop into bite sized pieces. Put into a large bowl and add the cranberries, spices, and sugar. Toss to coat the fruit. Pour into the baking dish.
  3. Add 2 cups of Chex cereal into a quart sized zipper bag. Crush the cereal into crumbs. Add in sugar and extra cinnamon. Shake the bag to evenly distribute.
  4. Pour the topping on top of the fruit and spread it into an even layer. Top this layer with thin slices of butter,
  5. Bake covered at 350 for 40-45 minutes until the topping browns and bubbles.
  6. Enjoy as a side dish or top with ice cream and caramel for a festive dessert.

Notes

I prefer to use a mix of green apples- Granny Smith and Golden Delicious work particularly well in this recipe. Peeling the apples is optional, but I normally skip that step.

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50 Comments

  1. Tami Qualls
    My health requires that I give up the gluten. Yet, I keep delaying the transition. Desserts like this will definitely make it easier.
    Reply
  2. Amanda
    I just bought a big bag of apples at a good price. This gives me the inspiration to get busy and make this. I am a Celiac, so it being GF is great.
    Reply
  3. Emily
    Oh my goodness! This looks and sounds amazing!! And so easy! I'm all about the holidays and start listening to Christmas songs earlier and earlier every year
    Reply
    • jfletcher
      I never stopped. My 2 year old knows three songs: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, The My Little Pony Theme Song, and Jingle Bells. lol
      Reply
  4. candy
    I will not be waiting for the holidays to make this crumble. The topping is unique and can't wait to try this out.
    Reply
  5. Kim
    YUM. This would be a great breakfast in our house! And I'm with you - as soon as September hits, I am ready for the holidays!
    Reply
  6. Lindsay
    I never would have thought to add cranberries, but I bet they make the best tart companion to the apples! A must-try for sure.
    Reply
  7. Nicole
    This looks so delicious! And super easy :) The perfect fall treat! Thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait to try this recipe out with my hubby this weekend! xo Nicole www.damatoadventures.blogspot.com
    Reply
  8. Veronika
    This is perfect! I love apple crumble and with the cranberries and all the fall spices it's the perfect dessert for a cozy evening! :)
    Reply
  9. Jazz
    Oh my, this looks perfect for Fall! I love the combination of cranberries and apples in baked goods and kudos to you for using fresh berries. :)
    Reply
  10. Michelle
    Deliciously guilt-free with the ability to be changed throughout the year with fruits that are in season :-) thanks for a gluten-free twist to a classic!
    Reply
  11. Jessica
    Hi Jenna, this looks amazing. I eat mostly gluten free so I will definitely save this recipe to use for the holiday season :) ~Jessica | http://www.petitestylescript.com/
    Reply
  12. Cait Weingartner
    Yum! This time of year I love a good "Crumble" type dessert, and there is nothing better than the flavor combination of cranberry and apple. The fact that it is glutton free, just makes it all the better.
    Reply

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