Dairy-Free Cran-Apple Crumble Pie

Dairy-Free Cran-Apple Crumble Pie

Cranberries add tart contrast to this classically sweet Dutch apple pie. Leave them whole for a bolder bite, or halve them for a pretty pink filling and gentler flavor. For the pie crust, see the choice here of wheat-based or gluten-free crust, depending on your special diet needs. Photo: Alisa Fleming

Makes: Filling for one 9-inch pie
Free of: gluten and all top allergens


  • 6 cups thinly sliced apples (Gala, Fuji, Braeburn or Jazz)
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour blend
  • 1/3 cup quick oats (certified gluten-free)
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp dairy-free, soy-free buttery spread
  • 1 9-inch allergy-friendly pie crust, unbaked (recipe options can be found here)
  • Dairy-free, allergy-friendly vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)

Recipe Tips

In a rush? This pie will work with an allergy-friendly store-bought crust.


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. In a large bowl, stir together apples, cranberries, sugar, starch, cinnamon and ginger.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add buttery spread and mix with a fork or pastry blender until evenly-sized crumbles form.
  3. Pour apple-cranberry filling with juices into the pie crust. Lightly shake to level out. Top evenly with crumble mixture.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Tent the crust edge with foil to avoid over-browning. Bake for 30-40 minutes more, or until filling is very bubbly and crumble is lightly browned.
  5. Let pie cool for at least 4 hours. Serve slices topped with dairy-free ice cream, if desired.
  6. Cover pie and store at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerate for up to 5 days.

is a contributing editor to Allergic Living magazine and the author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance and Casein Free Living, and founder of http://www.godairyfree.com