Here is one of the recipes we have collected while traveling through France. The almond paste, an ingredient often used in French baking, gives this delicious dessert a Continental flavor. With its combination of fresh apples and cranberries, plus easy crumb topping this will quickly become one of your favorite fall desserts.
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Place almond paste between two sheets of waxed paper and roll out to an 8-inch circle. Transfer to pie pan, pressing gently with fingers to cover bottom of pie dough.
Place cranberries, apples, sugar and ½ tsp of cinnamon in a bowl, tossing gently to combine. Arrange over pie dough.
Place remaining cinnamon, oats, flour and brown sugar in a small bowl. Cut butter into small pieces and blend into oat mixture until crumbs form. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over top of fruit. Bake 50-60 minutes, sprinkling with sliced almonds 45 minutes into baking cycle.
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.