Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  220
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  45 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  12 mg
  • Sodium  7 mg
  • Potassium  114 mg
  • Phosphorus  17 mg
  • Calcium  20 mg
  • Fiber  1.6 g

Cran-Apple Crumble

Apples and cranberries made into a delicious kidney-friendly dessert is the latest dialysis diet recipe from the DaVita renal dietitian team.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by the DaVita dietitian team.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 3 medium apples
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Cut cranberries inhalf. Core, peel and dice apples.
  3. Combine cranberries, apples, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  4. Spray a 13” x 9” baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and pour in cranberry mixture.
  5. Combine flour, remaining 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and white sugar in a medium bowl.  Add butter and cut into flour mixture with a pastry blender or by hand. Mix well to make course crumbs.
  6. Sprinkle topping on cranberry mixture and bake 50 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 fruit, low potassium 
  • 1 high-calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • A half portion is recommended if you have diabetes, or replace sugar with low calorie sweeteners to decrease carbohydrate to 22 grams. Count as 1-1/2 carbohydrate choices.

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Cran-Apple Crumble

Lthurn1952 says:


Great recipe. I noticed the problem with the brown sugar, too. I solved it by putting 1/4 cup of brown sugar with the fruit, and aded 2 T brown sugar with the topping. I was delicious. I will make it again.

Dec. 12, 2012, 6:37 AM - Inappropriate review?

Cran-Apple Crumble

MGD2Lite says:


Was thinking of Making something like this for Thanksgiving...but Recipe seems to need a says to 2.Combine cranberries, apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl then in the 4th step it says 4.Combine flour, brown sugar and white sugar in a medium bowl. Recipe only calls for 1/4 cup brown sugar...and you already use it ALL in the filling...It does say (divided use) by the ingredients listing of Brown Sugar...should it only be hmmmm...HALF a quarter cup? or perhaps a HALF CUP is actually needed, and you put 1/4 cup in the filling and 1/4 cup in the topping? Dietitian reply: Good catch. I went back to the original recipe and analysis[INVALID]the brown sugar amount is 3/4 cup[INVALID]1/4 cup for the cranberries and 1/2 cup in the crumb topping. The recipe has been corrected. Thanks and enjoy!

Nov. 20, 2012, 7:35 AM - Inappropriate review?

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