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4.5 from 2 votes

Vegan, Gluten Free Apple, Pear, and Cranberry Crisp

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, holidays
Cuisine: gluten free, soy free, vegan
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Author: Gena Hamshaw


For the Crisp:

  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and cubed apples
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and cubed pears
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup organic sugar of choice cane sugar, brown sugar, sucanat, demerara sugar, and coconut sugar are all great options
  • 1/4 cup oat flour substitute a GF all purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash cloves

For the topping:

  • 1 1/3 cups oat flour substitute a GF all purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup organic brown sugar cane sugar, or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 stick 8 tablespoons cold Earth Balance, cut into small pieces, or 1/2 cup solid coconut oil (just keep it at a temperature lower than room temperature to keep it solid)
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  • Preheat the oven to 350F and lightly oil a 9 x 13 rectangular baking dish or a 2 1/4 quart oval baking gratin. To prepare the filling, toss all filling ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Transfer them to the baking dish.
  • Place the oat flour, oats, sugars, salt, cinnamon, and ginger in a medium sized mixing bowl and whisk them together. Add the Earth Balance or coconut oil and use your fingers to work it into the dry ingredients, crumbling it until the Earth Balance or oil is in very small pieces and the consistency of the mixture is even. Add two tablespoons of ice water. Keep crumbling the mixture together until large crumbs are forming. Pour this mixture over the crisp filling in the baking dish.
  • Transfer the baking dish to your oven. Bake for 25-40 minutes (this will vary based on your oven, so start checking at 25 minutes), or until the filling is bubbly and the topping is browning slightly. Serve.


Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. They taste best when warmed gently, and/or served with some vegan ice cream!