Where are my fellow cranberry lovers? I confess I made cranberry sauce a couple weeks ago and have had an ongoing supply in my fridge since to put with oatmeal, yogurt, pancakes, waffles, parfaits, pretty much any way I can eat it I will. Cranberries are probably my favorite “Thanksgiving” food. Today I’m sharing a real simple and delicious Cast Iron Cranberry Crisp you can make quick and enjoy for Thanksgiving dessert, or if you’re like me you’ll also love it for breakfast!
Where has the time gone this year? I can’t believe Thanksgiving is only 10 days away! Still not sure what to make if you like cranberries this is it. It only requires a few basic ingredients and is gluten free and vegan friendly.
If you don’t have a cast iron pan you can make this in a casserole dish or standard 8×8 or 9×9 ceramic pan. Cast iron just makes it simple to make the cranberries, sprinkle the crumble topping on, and throw in the oven without a lot of extra clean up.
I could eat a whole pan of this Cast Iron Cranberry Crisp myself. The perfect ratio of slightly sweetened tart cranberries with that sweet crumble topping, so good!
Not that I need any reason or justification to eat them but cranberries are full of antioxidants, and high in vitamin C and fiber. and high in vitamin C and fiber. They also fight inflammation, reduce the risk of heart disease, and help prevent ulcers and yeast infections and may help prevent cancer.
I did try to make it with muesli like my Cast Iron Apple Crisp as it’s a grandma approved healthier version of the classic but the muesli I wanted to use didn’t work well as the dried fruit burnt. I’m going to play again because while I was enjoying some Cranberry Crisp this past week I got a crazy idea to use a different flavor of muesli that would totally transform this Cast Iron Cranberry Crisp! I’m hoping to try it this coming weekend and will share on Instagram if I do since I know I would be able to contain myself if it’s as good as I think it will be.
If you aren’t a fan of cranberries you can always do half apples and half cranberries. I almost made some last week but Cran Apple Juice kept popping in my head and how much I wasn’t a fan as I just wanted the tart taste of cranberries and always found it too sweet. If making it with the apples omit the water as the apples should have enough liquid.
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? What do you bring?
This year will be like last year a very laid back and small Thanksgiving but I’ll still bring my cranberries. Two kinds as I can’t have my brandied cranberries this year. I also plan on bringing this Cast Iron Cranberry Crisp and maybe my Pumpkin Pie Peanut Brittle Pudding Cups. I hope to make a cranberry sourdough and I really want to make cranberry sourdough fritters for breakfast Thanksgiving morning. It will all depend on how the week goes, how much energy I have, and how a big appointment I have for baby boy goes next Wednesday.
I mention in a few of my other cranberry recipes that I went to the big CranFest in Wisconsin 2 years ago for a girls trip and came back with 10 pounds of cranberries and lots of cranberry goodies. Well we went back this year with three 10 year old girls for a day trip. I didn’t get as much as it was a little struggle to haul back what I did buy while pregnant. Dear daughter A did find some fun and crazy dried cranberry flavors she got for snack like watermelon.
Today is Meatless Monday and I look forward to seeing what’s happening in your kitchen and hope you link up with me and my co-host Deborah and share! I also hope you check out and are inspired by the recipes linked up below.Cast Iron Cranberry Crisp is the perfect simple, delicious, and healthy holiday dessert! #cranberries #glutenfree Click To Tweet
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