Apple Cranberry Walnut Crumble

This luscious Apple Cranberry Walnut Crumble a delicious dessert for everyone who likes sweet and tart things.

Hello, everyone! I am back after taking a mini vacation. This Monday Canada celebrated Thanksgiving (I love you, long weekends!) I also took last Thursday and Friday off to make it a super-extended weekend. Smart, right?

If you ask me how my mini-vacation was, I would respond: “Awesome!” A lot of resting, sleeping, cooking, photographing, eating, hiking, eating again. Just the way Thanksgiving should be – nothing special. But joking aside, now I’ve got enough new recipes to share on this blog for the next two or even three weeks (One of them technically would be appropriate for the Christmas season, in fact)!

Right now, I cannot think of any dessert including this Apple Cranberry Walnut Crumble. However, those readers who didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving (or any other festive holiday) might consider making and enjoying this simple yet delicious crumble. After all, the combination of sweet apples, tart cranberries, and crunchy walnuts is irresistibly good. I served it with walnut maple ice cream which perfectly balances out the tart notes of this crumble.

So please make this crumble and enjoy it while I am having a detox week (Or a couple of days).


Apple Cranberry Walnut Crumble

Category: Baking: Sweet, Fruit Pies and Crumbles


  • 3 large apples
  • 1 to 1,5 cup frozen cranberries, thawed and drained (You can use fresh)
  • 1 tsp. grounds cinnamon or more, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • a good pinch of ground cardamom
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup golden (light yellow) sugar
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 6 tbsp. cold butter
  • 2/3 cup cake and pastry flour
  • 1 to 2 bsp.corn starch
  • 3 to tbs. light brown sugar
  • a good pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. butter (or some baking spray), for greasing


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.(340 degrees F). Grease a 8 inch baking dish or skillet with the butter.
  2. Combine the apples with the cranberries, 1/3 to 1/2 cup of sugar, and spices and transfer to a skillet. If the berries are too juicy, you can add 1/2 to 1 tsp. of corn starch which will absorb the excess of juices.
  3. Sprinkle with the walnuts.
  4. On a cutting board, chop the butter with a knife (or grate it using a grater) then add the sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, and flour and stir with your fingers until the mixture remains crumbs. If it’s too dry, add a tablespoon of butter more. If it’s a little too buttery/wet to your taste, add a little more flour.
  5. Scatter the crumbs over the blueberries and place in the oven for about 35-45 minutes or until lightly golden and crispy (Cover with a layer of foil if the top is browning too fast).
  6. Remove and let cool a little before serving.
  7. Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Apple Cranberry Walnut Crumble

  1. You absolutely made this for me! Walnuts are my favourite of the nut family. And they go SO well with apples and cranberries. I’m glad you got away and had some time! I just want a giant serving of this with some vanilla bean ice cream!

  2. Kelsie | the itsy- bitsy kitchen says:

    Cranberries are the best! And they’re so delicious paired with apples. This looks wonderful, Ben!

  3. That sounds like my kind of vacation, Ben! I love a good relaxing long weekend. Out-of-town vacations are fun, but staying home and chilling out is definitely up there on the list. I love that you have hit fall recipes full-on here on the blog! Fall baking is one of my favorite times of the year, and this crumble sounds amazing. Love the addition of walnuts in there!
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  4. I’m so glad you had a restful and tasty vacation, Ben!

    I love everything about this crumble – apples and cranberries go so well together and just the right amount of topping. Plus you topped it with one of my all time flavors of ice cream!
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