Food + Recipes

Autumn Cranberry, Apple & Pear Crisp

December 2, 2014

With its crunchy golden topping and flavorful blend of tart cranberries and sweet apples and pears, this dessert makes a refreshing finish to hearty cold-weather meals.


  • 7 1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples &/or pears
  • 5 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cup packed muscovado sugar
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free flour (coconut, brown rice, etc)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or Earth Balance, melted
  • Coconut ice cream


  1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, pears, cranberries and sugar.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish or ramekins for individual servings.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, pecans and salt; stir in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apple mixture.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 45-50 minutes or until apples and pears are tender.
  5. Serve warm with ice cream.

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