Cranberry Harvest Crisp

November 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

Cranberry Harvest Crisp

I made this crisp today to bring to a Dia de los muertos feast. It just so happens that I did not bring the address or directions. Silly me thought I knew where I was going, because I had been there once before. My girls and I ended up driving up and down a mountain for about an hour and a half, looking for a little parking lot filled with cars. We did not have internet or cell service on the mountain, so I could not even call Dominic to see if he could look up the address of the feast. We were so close, so i just kept driving and looking. Thankfully  Georgia took a nap, buying me a little more time.


Needless to say, I was super frustrated, and when we got home, so I took a spoon to the crisp. My darling husband had to pry the spoon from my fingers, or I would have eaten the entire thing, in all its deliciousness, standing at the kitchen counter. Don’t tell Dominic, but I keep sneaking in the kitchen for little spoonfuls. Oh, by the way, if you don’t already know, I stress eat.

Cranberries and Orange Zest

This crisp is gluten free, dairy free, and sweetened with fresh squeezed orange juice and dates. I would even feel good about serving this for breakfast, minus the ice cream.

Cranberry Harvest Crisp

Serve it hot or warm, with or without a scoop of ice cream. I hope you make this recipe and share it with your family and friends.

Cranberry Harvest Crisp
Recipe type: Dessert
Author: Jillian
Serves: 8-10
  • 1 package of fresh cranberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • juice of 1 large orange
  • zest of a quarter orange
  • 10 Medjool dates, diced
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 large crisp apples, diced(peel if you do not know your source)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds(you can use almond meal)
  • 8 Medjool dates
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Add cranberries, vanilla extract, orange juice,orange zest, dates, and water to pan
  2. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until cranberries pop and sauce starts to thicken
  3. Stir in diced apples
  4. Preheat oven to 350
  5. Pour cranberry apple mixture into pie plate or baking dish, and lightly shake, shimmy, and pat down ingredients, to fit
  6. Pulse oats, ground almonds, dates, salt, and vanilla extract in food processor
  7. Scoop crisp topping on top of cranberry apple mixture in pie plate
  8. Pat topping down lightly
  9. Cover with tinfoil
  10. Bake crisp for 30 minutes, covered with tinfoil, then uncover and bake for 10 more minutes to crisp up the topping
  11. Enjoy hot or warm, with or without a scoop of ice cream

2 Responses so far.

  1. Krista says:

    That looks really yummy. I might have to try that very soon. I’m sorry your plans didn’t work out.

    • Jillian says:

      Hi Krista, Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and post a comment! It is really yummy! I have an idea, we can make it together, and then sit it across our laps, and take spoons to it. Wouldn’t that be fun? Thank you, I should have brought the address and directions with me, I was really looking forward to the party. Next time.

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