Apple Cranberry Crisp & CorningWare Giveaway

Happy Monday! This Apple Cranberry Crisp has been made twice now and served to guests who raved about how good it was! I love combining sweet apples with tart cranberries plus the contrast in color is lovely. Oats, oat flour, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts and a couple surprise ingredients brings the crisp topping together without using any traditional fats or dairy products.

Apple Cranberry Crisp

The secret ingredients in this crisp recipe are cashew butter and applesauce! They work perfectly to replace butter and are neutral in flavor so you wont’ even detect any difference. I wish I could take credit for the brilliant idea to sub cashew butter for dairy butter but I owe the magic to Isa Moskowitz from Post Punk Kitchen. I wanted to revamp my very own Cranberry Apple Crisp recipe and make it plant based/vegan friendly and when I saw Isa’s recipe for a fruit crisp in the Forks Over Knives cookbook I saw how easy it would be. Cooking the plant based way is different but once you get the hang of it, you realize how simple it is. I didn’t have any cashew butter on hand so I made some in my Blendtec blender in just minutes. Cashew butter is sold at health food stores, Whole Foods and some grocery stores and will be located on the shelves near the peanut butter.

CorningWare French White Flare Design

How many of you have CorningWare in your kitchen right now? I have been using their products for over 30 years – yes I just aged myself. It lasts forever, cleans up like a dream and it looks good on the table. What more could you want? Well you might want some of their new pieces with the flair design with handles. It comes in the French White which happens to be my favorite color for dishes. Food looks amazing when framed by white dishes –  it goes with every holiday and it looks professional and clean. The new design blends easily with any French White dishes you already have. I have a whole set of French White casserole dishes that I use all the time – they are amazing and look just as good today as the day I bought them.

Apple Cranberry Crisp

I was contacted by World Kitchen and asked if I would like to receive a sample of their new CorningWare French White Flare design 2.5 qt casserole dishes with handles. I didn’t hesitate for a moment about saying yes. They also sent along a gift card to buy the ingredients to make a healthy recipe to share with my readers. Imagine my surprise when the box arrived and contained not one but two of the casserole dishes, with glass lids and plastic lids for each one!  CorningWare is safe for the microwave or the oven and since its made from non-porous stoneware it will not absorb food odors, flavors or stains. I love how easy they clean up too. Use the glass lid for keeping things piping hot on the serving table. The plastic lid is so handy for storing leftovers in the fridge and since it’s flat it allows you to stack things on top of it – a real space saver. Check out the CorningWare Pinterest page or the CorningWare Facebook page for more ideas. The nice folks at CorningWare want me to share the love of their new casserole dish with one lucky reader. See below for the giveaway details on how you can receive the same set of dishes I got!

Apple Cranberry Crisp Vegan/Plant BasedThe handles on the new CorningWare dishes are great when handling the hot casserole dish getting it in and out of the oven.  I won’t be using the dishes strictly for hot dishes they will also be perfect for serving up cold salads, fruit salads, holding fresh fruit on the counter, filled with cookies, scones, dinner rolls, chopped fresh veggies with a bowl of dip to take to a pot luck or holding a wide assortment of goodies on a buffet table.

Apple Cranberry Crisp   Vegan/Plant Based


  • 2 pounds apples, peeled, cored, diced – I used gala and fuji
  • 1-2 cups cranberries – I used frozen, use 1 cup if you don’t like it too tart, use 2 cups if you like the tartness
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg -optional but oh so good
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup – adjust depending on how sweet the apples are – you can use up to 1/2 cup if needed.


  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup oat flour – you can grind up old fashioned oats in a blender or food processor measure after grinding
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg – optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2.5 qt casserole dish with non stick spray.

For filling:

In a medium size bowl combine prepared apples, with cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg, add lemon juice and maple syrup stir to combine and pour apple mixture into prepared casserole dish.

For topping:

In a small bowl combine oats, oat flour, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg, stir to combine. In a small separate bowl using a wire whisk combine vanilla extract, cashew butter, apple sauce and maple syrup – whisk until smooth, add to dry ingredients and stir with a fork until its well combined. Spread topping evenly over the apple/cranberry mixture. Bake for 40- 50 minutes in preheated oven or until apples are fork tender.

Serve warm with your favorite non dairy frozen ice cream or banana soft serve. Delicious!

Yield: 6 -8 servings

Nutritional Information

Per 8 Servings: 235 Calories, 5.2 g Fat, o mg Cholesterol, 1.8 g Sodium, 7 g Fiber, 2.8 g Protein, 45.5 g Carbohydrates

Per 6 Large Servings: 313 Calories, 6.9 g Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 2.4 g Sodium, 9.3 g Fiber, 3.8 g Protein, 60.6 g Carbohydrates

This recipe is my standard Cranberry Apple Crisp recipe revamped to be plant based/vegan by using maple syrup in place of sugar, cashew butter and applesauce in place of butter and oat flour in place of wheat flour.

Nutmeg Notes

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As always although I received the casserole dishes for free and a gift card to purchase ingredients for the recipe in this post the opinions expressed here are my own.


You can enter the giveaway through midnight Wednesday January 15th 2014.

Do any or all of the following:

1. Leave a comment telling me what you would make in this casserole dish.

2. Like my facebook page or leave me a comment telling me you already have liked it. Be sure to hover over the “Like” tab and click on “get notifications” to get my new posts in your news feed.

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Good Luck!


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  1. Jessie C. says:

    I would make green bean casserole first

  2. Jessie C. says:

    follow on pinterest

  3. Jessie C. says:

    I’m a subscriber

  4. Lindell B. says:

    I’m already a subscriber and I would make King Ranch Chicken and/or fruit cobblers. I recently joined weight watchers and another member recommended your website to me.

  5. Lindell B. says:

    I’m already a subscriber and I would make King Ranch Chicken and/or fruit cobblers.
    I recently joined weight watchers and another member recommended your website to me.

    1. Tami says:

      Glad you found my blog Lindell! Best wishes as you embark on your weight loss journey.

  6. Liz says:

    I do follow you on Pinterest & love it!

  7. Beverly says:

    Here you are making all these healthy, wonderful dishes and I see that casserole dish and think “what kind of dessert can I make in this?” haha In my defense though, I was thinking of an apple crisp. It’s healthy if it has fruit, right?! 🙂

    1. Tami says:

      Ha ha! Yes apple crisp can be healthy! 🙂

  8. Kim Mathis says:

    Hi!!! I would love to make this apple crisp in a new corning ware dish, but I also found a “cheesy” vegan broccoli rice casserole that is out of this world that would fit nicely in this dish. I have been following you on Facebook & Pinterest for awhile, but just now followed you on instagram too. So glad you’ve joined the instagram world. It is my favorite social media.

    1. Tami says:

      Kim please share the recipe or a link to the cheesy vegan broccoli casserole! Thanks for following the blog, facebook and pinterest!

      1. Kim Mathis says:

        I found the recipe on fatfreevegan.com. It was a great casserole & super easy to make. My husband nommed it up. 🙂


        1. Tami says:

          Kim thank you for the link to the casserole recipe. Susan at Fat Free Vegan is brilliant at cooking low fat vegan food. 🙂

  9. Kim Mathis says:

    OH!!! By the way, I’ve been subscribed to your blog for a few months now. hehehe I failed to mention that in my last post. Love your blog!!! 🙂

    1. Tami says:

      Thank you Kim! 🙂

  10. sue says:

    I would make cheesy hash browns.

  11. Sue says:

    I am a subscriber.

  12. Beverly says:

    I am a fan of your Facebook page!

  13. Beverly says:

    I get your emails too!

  14. Beverly says:

    I just started following you on Instagram! I am new to it, so you can follow me back if you want. I just got an iPhone so I don’t know what I’m doing yet! 🙂

    1. Tami says:

      Well Beverly truth be told I am still learning how to use my iPhone and Instagram! Its a learning curve for both of us. 🙂

  15. Beverly says:

    I’m a new follower on Pinterest!

  16. Sue says:

    I follow you on Pintrest

  17. Terri Cole says:

    I would make the fennel gratin from Vegan Planet. Sooooooooooo good!

  18. Terri Cole says:

    I’m a Facebook follower.

  19. Terri Cole says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  20. Terri Cole says:

    I’m a Pinterest follower.

  21. charj says:

    I would make VeganAppetite.com’s unturkey roast.

  22. Biz says:

    I love Corning Ware – my Mom had it and I bought several pieces after moving out. I’d love one with a lid though – I tend to drop them! 🙁

    I’d love to make my cauliflower mac n cheese in it. And I am following you on Instagram now – welcome!!

    1. Tami says:

      Thanks Biz!

  23. Di says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  24. Di says:

    I receive your emails – and love each of them!

  25. Di says:

    My mother and grandmother always had Corningware. I would use it for a vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie.

  26. Penny says:

    I would make chicken & biscuits!

  27. Penny says:

    I liked you on FB!

  28. Penny says:

    I’m already an email subscriber. Love it!

  29. Penny says:

    Following on Instagram!

  30. Penny says:

    Following on Pinterest!

  31. Marlene says:

    I started following you on Pinterest

  32. Linda Sharp says:

    Love the recipe. I am anxious to try the cashew butter as a sub for non-dairy. That opens a lot of doors.
    I would use this beautiful dish for your slaw recipe yesterday! Yum!

    1. Tami says:

      Linda it would be great for the slaw recipe! I’m going to be trying the cashew butter as a sub for butter and oil in some other recipes as well. 🙂

  33. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    Great apple crips and giveaway! I would make YOUR apple cranberry crisp in the dish first if I won! 🙂

  34. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    I like your FB page!

  35. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    I follow you on Pinterest!

  36. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    I follow you on Instagram!

  37. Rachel R. says:

    I would LOVE to make my veggie and egg casserole in it! Yum!

  38. Rachel R. says:

    I already subscribe via email!

  39. Linda Franks says:

    I would make a scalloped ‘faux’tatoes!

  40. Linda Franks says:

    I have liked your facebook page.

  41. Linda Franks says:

    I already receive e-mail notifications of postings.

  42. Linda Franks says:

    I follow on Pinterest!

  43. diana @ veggienextdoor says:

    I like you on FB!

  44. diana @ veggienextdoor says:

    Subscribe on Bloglovin

  45. diana @ veggienextdoor says:

    Following on instagram:-)

  46. diana @ veggienextdoor says:

    And also following on pinterest!

  47. Judy says:

    I would make your Apple Cranberry Crisp–looks yummy!
    Following you on Pinterest and of course I “Liked” you on Facebook! Girlfriend you are everywhere! Very exciting!
    I use Corningware and love it–but hadn’t seen the ones with handle–yes I dated myself too!

    1. Tami says:

      I still have some of the dishes with flowers on them – Katy made me save them for her but she doesn’t have room for them in her kitchen right now! Retro is in! 🙂

    2. Tami says:

      I’m loving the handles on these dishes – a great change to the design. Thanks for following me on the social media sites!

  48. Jody - Fit at 56 says:

    I want that dish above!!! 🙂 I could modify it for me OR one of my many other protein bars recipes!!! Maybe even a veggie dish. I don’t have dishes like this so I could really use it! 🙂

  49. Jody - Fit at 56 says:

    Already like your FB page! 🙂

  50. Jody - Fit at 56 says:

    I was so happy to see you on IG – I followed you for sure!!!!

  51. Jody - Fit at 56 says:

    I PIN always here & I follow you! 🙂

  52. Jody - Fit at 56 says:

    I get notifications by email! 🙂

  53. sue says:

    i would make a sweet potato souffle! i have been craving that for a while now..

  54. Dee S says:

    I would love to make this very recipe you posted!

  55. kristi says:

    I would make your apple cranberry crisp! it looks wonderful and what a great idea to use cashew butter.

  56. Dee S says:

    I like you on FB.

  57. Dee S says:

    I am an email subscriber.

  58. Dee S says:

    I follow you on Pinterest as gratheeus

  59. Caitlin says:

    I get your emails 🙂 I would make french toast casserole!

  60. Dianne says:

    Love the corning ware. I would make the apple cranberry crisp first. I have made it before and it is good.

  61. Dianne says:

    I receive your emails.

  62. Dianne says:

    I follow you on pinterest.

  63. Dianne says:

    Already like your facebook page.

  64. Mo says:

    I have a few CorningWare pieces that are over 30 yrs old, though they are missing covers!!! I would try your apple and cranberry crisp – sounds delicious!

  65. Mo says:

    I subscribe to your emails!

  66. mysweetiepiepie says:

    I think I’d make a nice peach cobbler.

  67. mysweetiepiepie says:

    I like your Facebook page.

  68. mysweetiepiepie says:

    I’m signed up for email notifications.

  69. mysweetiepiepie says:

    I follow on Pinterest.

  70. Marsha A. says:

    I would make a sweet potato topped shepherds pie.

  71. marsha A. says:

    I already subscribe to emails.

  72. Lori says:

    I use casserole dishes like this in my slow cooker for water bath oats. They work great for that.

    Love the crisp, too. Cashew butter is sooooo good. I just wish it weren’t so expensive.

  73. Denise B. says:

    Peach Cobbler

  74. Taxi says:

    I’d like to make cookies in it. I think that might work for my old gas stove. Now they’re usually burnt. 🙁

  75. Emily says:

    I would love to try a cheesy veggie bake!

  76. Amy says:

    I would make scalloped potatoes. My tummy is grumbling now for them, lol!

  77. Amy says:

    I am an email subscriber.

  78. Amy says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  79. Amy says:

    I like you on FB

  80. Cindy A. says:

    Chicken casserole for the win!

  81. Cindy A. says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  82. Cindy A. says:

    I subscribe via email.

  83. Cindy A. says:

    I also follow you on Pinterest.

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