The Cranberry-Apple Stuff

That's what my family always called it growing up. Now I realize that it's actually a "crisp", but that's just not the family-offical name! Regardless of the name, it's delicious. This is a holiday tradition in our home. The first time we make it is Thanksgiving day, but then we continue to make it up until Christmas, and by that time we're usually ready to put the recipe away until next year. 

So I did something scandalous though... maybe don't tell my mom. I changed the recipe!!! Oh man, I'm in for it. But it's pretty darn good if I do say so myself. I think she would even agree! I'm sure you can guess the secret ingredient, but in case you haven't caught on yet to what we do over here at Revival, I'll tell you... almond butter! Surprise! I put some of our Chai Time in the topping, and it's the bomb. Try it for yourself!

 

INGREDIENTS

Filling

  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, 2 Jonathan Apples (they're red)
  • 1 bag of fresh Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Cane Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon

Topping

  • 2 cups Quick Oats
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted Unsalted Butter (Kerrygold is the best!)
  • 1/4 cup Chai Time Almond Butter

 

METHOD

  1. Combine the apple, cranberries, flour, cane sugar, and cinnamon in a big bowl. Place in a 9x13 glass baking dish, firmly pushing down the contents.
  2. Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, melted butter, and Chai Time. With your fingers. Trust me, the crumble is perfect when mushed by hand. 
  3. Crumble the topping over the filling, evenly dispersing the goodness.
  4. Cover the pan with aluminum foil, and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Uncover and allow it to bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the topping is a lovely light brown. 
  5. Share with the fam, and enjoy heartily.
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