19 November 2012

apple cranberry crisp

last night i needed to whip up a quick dessert and i couldn't be bothered to flip through recipes, cookbooks or even finding vegan for inspiration.  enter: fruit crisp.  i love fruit crisps because they can be so versatile using whatever fruit is on hand or in season and with a crunchy topping full of brown sugary goodness it's kind of hard to mess it up. 

with only apples on hand my crisp of choice was uncontested but to liven things up a bit i threw caution to the wind and added in some plump, apple juice sweetened dried cranberries.  they add a really nice pop of tartness against the apples and make me want to cook a big thanksgiving dinner all over again this weekend in solidarity with my american friends.

{whether or not this actually happens remains to be seen, but the seed thought has been planted...}

apple cranberry crisp
serves 4 
2 heaping cups apples, peeled, cored & diced (i used 3 organic galas)
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tsp org cane sugar
1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/4 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
a pinch of nutmeg
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp pepitas (optional, but add a nice crunch)
1/4 cup earth balance vegan butter

mix the filling ingredients together in a bowl and stir to coat everything with the sugar and flour.  divide evenly  among the 4 ramekins and set aside.  in the same bowl add all of the topping ingredients and cut in the earth balance with 2 forks.  divide this again between the ramekins.  bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until the tops are nicely browned.  serve warm with a little dollop of coconut yogurt, some non-dairy ice cream or just eat it straight up. 

ps: to all my local sudbury friends -- tomorrow night is the monthly northern vegetarian society potluck!  all are welcome and it's always a delicious feast.  i posted a link to the event on my facebook page & would love to see some new faces out! 


  1. What a great fall treat!
    I love your blog, Jess, and I'm passing the Sunshine Award to you! http://earthgivenkitchen.com/2012/11/19/the-sunshine-award/

  2. what a delicious and beautiful crisp! i love the combination of apples and cranberries.

  3. I’ve been eating my fair share of both cranberries and apples lately, this seems like the perfect weeknight dessert!

  4. That looks perfect for a cold winter treat!