Gluten-Free Cranberry Apple Crisp



Tomorrow is my birthday. I will be 22 (woot woot!). Some years, birthdays seem like a really big deal, and other years, they just don’t. This year, I have so many other crazy and exciting things happening that my birthday just turned into another excuse to hang out with my best friends for a night and bake! (No complaints here, obviously.)

One thing I love to do for my birthday and when I am on vacation with my family, is bake a new and fun dessert. When I lived at home my sweet mother would always bake me a cake. Now that I am older, I have found that I am no longer nearly as attached to the cake as I am the excuse to bake something new! Last year I made some absolutely scrumptious Vegan Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting! This year, I am introducing you to this absolutely delicious Gluten-Free Cranberry Apple Crisp. YUM!

I hope you have lots of exciting things in your life, but if you do not, I hope you chase the things that bring you joy, use your gifts, surround yourself with meaningful relationships, and celebrate all of our many blessings.  That’s my hope for year 22- that and this cranberry apple crisp!




  • 4 large Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ¼ cup Gluten-Free Oats
  • ¼ cup Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon all spice
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 6 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces


  1. Rinse, peel, core, and chop the granny apples. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F and butter an 8 x 8 inch baking dish (I used a quiche pan!).
  3. Add the cranberries, sugar, zest, and lemon juice to the apple mixture, and stir well.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, spices, brown sugar and honey. At some point, stop stirring with a spoon and use your hands to help form a crumbly mixture.
  5. Spread the fruit mixture evenly into the buttered dish and top with the crisp mixture.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the apples are fork tender and the crisp is bubbling.
  7. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!




Notes and Tips!:

  • Source: Two peas & their pod
  • If you are not gluten-free, feel free to use regular oats and flour as you please!
  • To make vegan, I suggest using agave or maple syrup in place of the honey, and using a vegan butter form. Enjoy!
  • If you like this delicious dish, try these other gluten free options from ‘A Rented Kitchen!’:

10 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Cranberry Apple Crisp

  1. Marilyn Pattison says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday tomorrow! I have thoroughly enjoyed all your recipes
    and this Apple Cranberry Crisp looks super delicious. Thanks for sharing
    your wonderful recipes and fun commentary.

    • aresr says:

      Mrs. Pattison, Thank you so much for the kind words and support! I love sharing my recipes, so I always appreciate hearing that people enjoy following them. Hope you are doing well!
      – Sarah

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