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Ingredients for 8 servings:

3 baking apples, peeled, quartered, cored and diced

1 12 oz. package fresh cranberries

3/4 cup sugar

grated zest of one orange

1 teaspoon Canola oil


1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

4 ounces (1 stick) cold unsalted butter

1/2 cup toasted almonds, chopped

Garnish: Crème fraîche or yogurt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly oil a 2 quart cast iron baking dish and preheat in the oven 10 minutes before baking. Place the diced apples in a mixing bowl. Rinse and pick over the cranberries. Place berries in the work bowl of a food processor with the sugar and orange zest. Pulse until minced. Add cranberries to the apples and thoroughly mix.


Streusel: Combine and toss the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl or work bowl of a food processor. Cut the cold butter into small pieces and work it into the dry mix with your fingers, a pastry blender or a pulsing action in the workbowl of the food processor. Fold in the almond pieces.


Spread the fruit out evenly in the hot baking dish. Scatter the streusel over the fruit and bake for 30 minutes until the filling is bubbly and the streusel begins to brown.


Serve warm or at room temperature with yogurt or crème fraîche