Gluten Free Cranberry Shortbread Crumble

17 Dec

Gluten Free Cranberry

Shortbread Crumble

With White Chocolate drizzle

GF Shortbread crust & crumble topping:

  • 1 Pkg of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Shortbread Cookie Mix
  • ¾ cup Nutiva non-butterspread (cold)
  • 1 large egg yoke
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • ½ cup of GF Guittard White Chocolate chips


Cranberry topping:

  • 12-oz. bag fresh or frozen cranberries, picked over, rinsed, and drained
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • ½ of a freshsqueezed organic lemon & orange juices (optional add grated peel)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup organic apple cider

Make the cranberry topping:

In a medium saucepan, bring the cranberries, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup apple cider to a boil over high heat. Add in the freshsqueezed organic lemon & orange juices. Reduce the heat to medium high and continue to boil until the liquid is reduced & thickened, approx 5 to 8 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks.  Use a Immersion hand blender to smooth out the cranberry topping. Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool 5 to 10 minutes— after the cranberry mixture cools it will resemble to look like  jam consistency.

Make the shortbread crust:

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. 

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds, or until smooth. Beat in egg yolk, then beat in water. On low speed, beat in cookie mix in 3 stages; first 1/2 cup, then  continue to add 1/2 cup of the cookie mix until thoroughly blended. ( Reserve 1/3 cup of cookie mix for the crumble topping. ) Dough will look dry and crumbly. Gather dough into ball with hands and massage until very smooth. Divide dough on half and wrap half in plastic wrap.

Add ½ cup of the crumbly mixture with some of the dry cookie mix & set aside for the crumble topping.

Step 3


Place enough needed shortbread dough in a 9 x 12 inch baking pan to cover the bottom of the pan , then top the shortbread crust with plastic wrap. Pressing down evenly to cover to form the bottom crust.

Step 4

Top the Shortbread crust with a layer of the Cranberry topping.

Make sure the cranberry filling is evenly spread over the shortbread.

Step 5

 Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture over the cranberry filling & crumble the remaining left over shortbread dough which gives the bars a bumpy cobblestone look.  

Step 6

Bake on middle rack of oven for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Drizzle with melted white chocolate. Cut into 16 triangular bars.


2 Responses to “Gluten Free Cranberry Shortbread Crumble”

  1. Carol, Simply Gluten-free December 26, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    This looks fabulous Pati! I hope you had a holiday week this week, and I wish you all the best for 2015! xo, Carol

    • Pati's Recipes December 27, 2014 at 1:53 am #

      Thanks Carol , you are one of my most GF inspirations, your comment touched my heart !!!! This recipe was indeed a hit this holiday !!!

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