Another one of my favorite holiday foods is this Cran-Nut-Apple Cobbler. For lack of a better name, it is named for its ingredients – cranberry, walnuts and apples.
I’ve served this cobbler as both a dinner side casserole and a dessert cobbler. It goes great as a side because it’s sweet and fruity to complement any meaty dinner. BUT if you don’t happen to had a dessert for dinner, this is sure to impress! Just add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream! The warm “cobbler” is sweet and the cold creamy vanilla tastes so good with it.
I’m not a cranberry fan so in attempt to like new things, this is the perfect “starter” cranberry dish! After your taste buds like this, try my Gluten Free Baked Brie! Chances are you will have some fresh cranberries left over so give the brie a try!
Another thing I love about this recipe is that it’s gluten free! In order to stay on the GF theme, I enjoyed a glass of organic red wine! I got a bottle of Orleans Hill Cote Zero Organic Red from a great friend for my birthday. This Organic Red was so yummy! The makers of this wine suggest pairing this wine with “duck breast or vegetarian chili.” Since I didn’t have either this night (or ever – duck?! What?!) I paired this wine with my cobbler… I’d say it paired quite well!
I’m also a huge (new) fan of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free products. These are a little hard to find but I found the jackpot at none other than, Big Lots. Seriously! Big Lots actually has a big Bob section! You can get a variety of flour, oatmeal, flax seed and all sorts of beans.
- 3 cups peeled, chopped Granny Smith apples
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp gluten free flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup oatmeal, gluten free
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- Walnuts (or pecans) and extra cranberries for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the apples, cranberries and 2 tbsp flour. Add white sugar and mix well. Put these in a 2 qt casserole dish.
Now combine oatmeal, walnuts, brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour and cinnamon. Add melted butter and mix well.
Last step – scoop oatmeal mixture on top of fruit mixture. Bake for 45 minutes.
This recipe is super easy and chances are, you already have these ingredients! Don’t completely give up on cranberries until you have tried them a few different ways!