Apple-Cranberry Crumble


Regular readers may have noticed that I LOVE crumbles. I also love the fall combination of apples and cranberries. The textures of these fruits are complementary, and together in dishes like this one they perk up a dreary season (we have ALREADY had snow in western Massachusetts!) with color and flavor.

I highly recommend this dish for Thanksgiving—easier than pie, and definitely thanks-inducing.

But you can even eat it for Halloween! Happy Trick or Treating to all….



The Crumble


3 cups apple slices
2 cups cranberries
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) sweet butter
1/2 cup brown sugar


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the fruit in a 9-inch pie pan. (Make sure you have a cookie sheet under the pan; the fruit can get juicy in the oven!) Add the 4 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Toss if you can.

Combine the flour, oats, and salt in a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or your fingers. Add the brown sugar and mix again until crumbly.

Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the fruit, pressing down lightly. Bake until the crumble is golden brown and crisp (about 30 minutes more or less, depending on your oven). Serves 6 to 8. The crumble may be served warm or cold.

Here I make the crumble on Mass Appeal.

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5 Responses to “Apple-Cranberry Crumble”

  1. Peter says:

    I’ve had this heavenly crumble several times, each one made by the Diva herself! With all due respect to the individual glories of the apple and the cranberry, they become the Fred and Ginger of ingredients when gliding together in this recipe. Not too sweet, not too tart; not too golden, not too red; and especially – not to filling for a second helping. In the dessert Olympics, the apple-cranberry duo’s only competition with be the team of strawberry and rhubarb. Readers will be well-served by heeding Tinky’s post and adopting her recipe as a standard.

  2. tinkyweisblat says:

    You might be flattering me just a TINY bit, Peter. But I do admit that the crumble is GOOD.

  3. Barbara says:

    YUM…..can’t wait to try it & again…love the outfit!!!!

  4. tinkyweisblat says:

    Thank you, Barbara. I’m fond of that hat myself! Happy Halloween….

  5. This sounds good. Can’t wait to try it. Off to share.