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Cinnamon Cranberry Apple Crisp | Get Inspired Everyday!

Cinnamon Cranberry Apple Crisp

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All the goodness of apple crisp but even more festive with cranberries and a touch of orange added in. This crisp is a healthier version that’s gluten free, dairy free, and paleo as well using whole food ingredients!



3 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (1/4″)

110 ounce package fresh or frozen cranberries, 2 cups

2 Tablespoons organic cornstarch or 1 1/2 Tablespoons tapioca starch

1 Teaspoon cinnamon, Vietnamese cinnamon if you can

1 Tablespoon orange zest

fresh juice from 1 orange, about 1/2 cup

1/4 cup Grade A maple syrup

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract


1 1/2 cups almond flour

1 cup chopped almonds, or 1/2 cup each chopped cashews and pecans, raw not toasted

1 cup big flake coconut

1 Teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of sea salt

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup Grade A maple syrup


Preheat the oven to 325ºF.

Place the sliced apples in a 4-quart baking dish and scatter the cranberries over the top.

Whisk together the cornstarch and cinnamon before adding in the orange zest, orange juice, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix together until thoroughly combined without any lumps, and pour the mixture over the apples and cranberries.

Make the topping by combining all the topping ingredients together in a bowl. Mix until combined, the topping with be quite wet. Dot the topping evenly over the cranberry/apple mixture in the pan.

Bake the crisp until the apples are tender and the sauce is bubbling and thick, about 1 hour depending on the depth of your baking dish, (mine was 3″ deep). If you halve the recipe the baking time will be less.

Let the crisp cool slightly before serving.

You can make this ahead, but the crisp topping will soften overnight. You can reheat it for 15 minutes or so in the oven at 325ºF to re-crisp it.


Apples vary in size so much that I gave you the measurement in pounds, you could need as little as 4 apples or as many as 12 depending on what’s available in your grocery store. Also organic Granny Smith’s seem to run on the small side sometimes, so I always just weight my apples when I’m buying them so that I know for sure I have enough.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American