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Easy fall dessert (the baking continues)

Posted Oct 21 2012 10:07pm
Home Dairy Free Easy fall dessert (the baking continues)

11 comments Oct 18/12 Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Holidays, Pregnancy, Recipes


I’m bored.

Completely and utterly bored out of my mind.

I feel like I’ve been stuck in the house for weeks just waiting for this baby, who is supposedly arriving early, to actually make his grand entrance into the world.

Apparently, boredom leads to baking in my household.

As you know, I baked cookies (twice) this week, and yesterday afternoon, I baked again.  I must say, I’m pretty proud of this dessert and even though it isn’t the healthiest thing in the entire world, I didn’t want to keep it all to myself.



(serves 6)

3 apples of your choice, cored and chopped (I used Empire because that’s what I had on hand)
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup pure cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons butter (I used Earth Balance)
1/2 cup almond flour (but any kind of four would work)
1/2 cup light brown sugar

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the apples and cranberries into a large bowl.  Add the sugar and cinnamon and toss to coat. 

In a separate bowl, add the butter, flour, and brown sugar.  Mix everything together until crumbly. 

Pour the mixture apple and cranberry mixture into an 8×8 casserole dish or deep baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray or lightly buttered.   Pour the brown sugar mixture evenly on top of the fruit.

Cover and bake for approximately 50 minutes.



This dessert is awesome and perfect for this time of the year.  I’m actually going to make it again at Thanksgiving because I know that my family will love it.  Michael certainly did!

It tastes great warm or cold and would probably be the best with some vanilla ice cream. ;)

What’s your favorite recipe involving cranberries?  I still have a lot leftover and want to put them to good use.

Time for me to find a way to alleviate this stir-crazy feeling.  I cannot handle another movie marathon, and sitting around waiting to pop is just going to make me slowly go insane!

Have a great day!


  1. Oooh shoot, this looks good. Honestly, there’s this sandwich at a bakery/cafe by me that sautees cranberries with orange juice and then puts them on a turkey and provolone sandwich. It’s aaaaaweeeeeeeesome.

  2. The night before my water broke I had this strong urge to bake a chocolate chip cake. It was so random! And I never got to eat any of it.

    PS- any time I get a text or email I’m hoping it’s from you or Michael saying you’re in labor. Come out baby!

  3. The wee one needs to make an appearance and shake things up for you:)Hang in there Girlie!

  4. Michelle

    Start going for walks if you can – helps pass the time and feels like you’re doing something productive to kickstart labor, whether it’s true or not :) Wish I had more advice to offer but I wallowed in my sad boredom for days/weeks so I know how you feel! It’s almost over though, even if you do go past your date!

  5. Looks yummy. I think even my picky daughter would eat it.

  6. That looks so delicious!!! I’ll have to try it. ;) Stopping in from SITS sharefest!! Cheers!

  7. I’m all about desserts :) and that looks very yummy! Stopping by from Sharefest!

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