Cranberry-Apple Crumble

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Apples, cranberries, and an oat topping are an ideal combination of flavors for the holidays. Vary this dessert by using different nuts and nut oils in the topping.
14 servings


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1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries
2 pounds Gala apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (about 6 apples)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cooking spray
1/2 cup regular oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 cup walnut or canola oil
3 tablespoons honey
2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten


Preheat oven to 375°.

To prepare filling, combine 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, cranberry juice, and fresh cranberries in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until cranberries pop, stirring occasionally (about 10 minutes). Set aside.

Combine apples, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal; shake to coat.

Place cranberry mixture in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; top evenly with apple mixture.

To prepare topping, place oats in a food processor, and pulse until coarsely chopped. Place oats in a large bowl. Lightly spoon 3/4 cup all-purpose flour and whole wheat pastry flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flours and next 5 ingredients (through cardamom) to the oats; stir to combine. Combine oil, honey, and egg yolks, stirring with a whisk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Squeeze handfuls of topping to form large pieces. Crumble over filling. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until topping is golden and bubbly.

Created date

November 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 302
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 7.9 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 1.6 g
Polyfat 4.7 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 58 g
Fiber 4.6 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 88 mg
Calcium 17 mg