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Grilled Apple Cranberry Crumble

Grilled Apple Cranberry Crumble

The last few weeks have presented the challenge of keeping our meals fun and interesting. We’re a tight knit crew at Knife Aid and many of us are avid home cooks. From time to time we like to share recipes that we have made in our home kitchens. Recently, our CEO Marc, baked an apple and cranberry crumble on his grill and was so pleased with the results, he wanted to share the recipe with you! 

Apple Cranberry Crumble

Apple Cranberry Crumble


1 cup flour
⅔  cup brown sugar
⅔ cup granulated sugar
¼  teaspoon salt
¼  teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½  cup cold butter cubed into 1” pieces
½  cup walnuts or pecans roughly chopped


    6 large firm cooking apples cut into ½ inch slices. We like to use Gala apples. 
    1 ½  cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
    5 tablespoons granulated sugar
    ½  teaspoon cinnamon

    Prepare your grill for indirect heat. The temperature inside your grill should be between 350° and 400°. Butter a baking dish that is 9 by 13 by 2 -inches or use a cast iron skillet. 

    Peel, core, and cut apples into ½ -inch-thick slices. Combine apples and cranberries with sugar and cinnamon to coat the fruit. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

    To make the crumble topping, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Add cold butter pieces and mix with a pastry blender or fork until the butter is the size of peas. Scatter the topping evenly over apples and cranberries.


    Place the apple crumble on the grill over *indirect heat- not directly over the coals or burners. Close the lid of the grill and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the crumble is crispy and bubbling around the edges. Rotate the pan halfway through the cooking time for even cooking.

    Remove the crumble, allowing it to sit for about 20-30 minutes to allow the fruit pectin to set and for the crisp to come together. Serve by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    *Indirect heat (also called indirect grilling) means there is no heat source under the food. The burners are lit on either side of the grill and the food is placed in the center. The effect is similar to roasting or baking in the oven.