Apple-Cranberry Crisp

A warm and homey dessert ready in under an hour, this fruit crisp has a crunchy topping of Rice Chex® and almonds. Plus, it's gluten free!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

Filling

5
cups chopped peeled apples (5 medium)
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel or 1/2 teaspoon dried lemon peel
1
teaspoon pure vanilla
3/4
cup water
1/4
cup cornstarch
1/4
teaspoon salt

Topping

1
cup gluten free oats
1
cup Rice Chex™ cereal, crushed
1/2
cup chopped walnuts
1/4
cup slivered almonds
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup ghee (measured melted)
1/2
teaspoon salt

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray (without flour).
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave apples uncovered on High 5 minutes. Stir in dried cranberries, 1/4 cup brown sugar, the cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon peel and vanilla.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir water, cornstarch and 1/4 teaspoon salt until dissolved. Stir into apple mixture. Spoon mixture into baking dish.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix topping ingredients. Spread evenly over apple mixture.
  • 5 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Gluten free oats are available from several manufacturers. They are grown and processed in gluten free environments. Be sure the label specifies “gluten free.”

Some people who are gluten-intolerant are also sensitive to gluten free oats. If you're on a gluten free diet, it's advisable to check with your doctor before eating gluten free oats.

If you prefer, substitute oats with any type of “flaked grain” such as quinoa flakes, buckwheat or rice flakes, or substitute your favorite type of gluten free breakfast cereal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
70g
70%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
46g
46%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.