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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Cranberry Apple Crisp #appleweek

Tart cranberries, fresh apples, a hint of cinnamon, brown sugary sweetness and a golden oat topping come together to make this fabulous cranberry apple crisp. It is the perfect fall dessert.

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serving of cranberry apple crisp on plate with scoop of vanilla ice cream


      Everything about this delicious cranberry apple crisp screams fall. It is the perfect not too sweet dessert that brings together two of autumn's most iconic fruits. Of course the oatmeal crisp topping makes it amazing. You are to want to make it over and over all fall long.


       I am sure we have all had a good apple crisp. It is one of those iconic recipes that everyone should have in their recipe box.

       I shared my great grandma's recipe for apple crisp a few years back. It is a fabulously healthy version with no added sugar.

apple and cranberries in baking dish with brown sugar and cinnamon for making crisp


       No sweet tooth is going to mind having more than one apple crisp recipe in their box though, so I thought it would be fun to add cranberries to the mix. The apples and cranberries with a hint of cinnamon is such a fabulous combination.

    Of course with a pound of cranberries mixed in, it needed some sugar. Those babies are tart!  I opted for the warmth and ease of brown sugar this time.

cranberries and apples tossed with brown sugar, cinnamon ready to bake into a crisp


What kind of cranberries should I use?


     Fresh or frozen cranberries work well for this recipe. If you are using frozen, you'll want to make sure they are defrosted first.

     That will help ensure most of them pop during cooking allowing the flavors to meld. If they stay whole you might be in for a few tart shocks to the taste buds along the way!

bowl of oat topping for cranberry apple crisp


What apples should I use?


    Because the cranberries are so tart, I would recommend a sweeter apple that is still good for baking. Though you can use whatever you have and like.

     If you do use a more tart apple like a granny smith, you may want to consider compensating with more brown sugar,  a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.

      I always like using Jonathan apples or jonagolds for baking as well.  A scrumptious honey crisp or gala would be yummy as well.

first spoonful of cranberry apple crisp being lifted out of pan


      Pink ladies, braeburns and envy apples are all delicious baking choices as well. It's really hard to go wrong, just some will end up mushier than others.

        I used my Zyliss apple corer to remove the cores and a utility knife to peel and cut the apples. Honestly you could leave the peel on if you don't mind it.

      It would add a little extra nutritional value to your final dish and save a few minutes of prep time. Either way the results are going to be scrumptious.

cranberry apple crisp served on dessert plate with remaining crisp behind it with a vintage berry spoon ready to serve more


Tell me about that yummy oatmeal crisp topping


    Well, I'm glad you asked!  😉

     The mixture of butter, brown sugar and oatmeal is always going to have my attention. I used some lovely Flahavans Irish oatmeal for this, but any rolled oats would work.

    This topping is substantial enough to give you plenty of crunch. After all it's that golden topping that earns the crisp its name.

serving of cranberry apple crisp with dollop of yogurt on top

Serving suggestions


  • A scoop on its own is a fabulous treat, but a scoop of vanilla ice cream makes it even better!
  • Don't have ice cream? Try a dollop of whipped cream, or maple whipped cream or cream cheese whipped cream instead!
  • Want an excuse to have some leftover apple cranberry crisp for breakfast? No problem! It is fruit and oatmeal after all. But a dollop of yogurt makes it even more acceptable.

first scoop of cranberry apple crisp served with ice cream and vintage berry spoon


    While this crisp would be fabulous all fall long, I think it would make an extra special addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table. Can't you just imagine it now?

What are your favorite fruits to make crisps out of?



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dessert
American
Yield: 12 servings
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Cranberry Apple Crisp

Tart cranberries, fresh apples, a hint of cinnamon, brown sugary sweetness and a golden oat topping come together to make this fabulous cranberry apple crisp. It is the perfect fall dessert.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 55 Mtotal time: 70 M

ingredients:

Fruit Layer
  • 3-4 cups baking apples, diced
  • 1 pound cranberries (fresh or defrosted)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Crisp Topping
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

instructions:

How to cook Cranberry Apple Crisp

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9x13" baking dish.
  2. Clean, core, peel and dice your apples in 1/4" to 1/2" cubes. 
  3. Put apples, cranberries, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in greased baking dish and toss them all together. 
  4. In a medium bowl, toss together oats, flour, brown sugar and melted butter until well combined.  Sprinkle over fruit in baking dish.
  5. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until fruit juice is bubbling and crisp topping is golden brown. 
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature. 
Calories
216.24
Fat (grams)
7.86
Sat. Fat (grams)
4.88
Carbs (grams)
37.18
Fiber (grams)
2.39
Net carbs
34.79
Sugar (grams)
27.32
Protein (grams)
1.13
Sodium (milligrams)
68.45
Cholesterol (grams)
20.34
Created using The Recipes Generator




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Everything about this delicious cranberry apple crisp screams fall. It is the perfect not too sweet dessert that brings together two of autumn's most iconic fruits. Of course the oatmeal crisp topping makes it amazing. You are to want to make it over and over all fall long.


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17 comments:

  1. The color of this dessert is gorgeous...just makes me want to grab a spoon and dig right in!

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  2. Hi Carlee, your apple recipes are making me wish for autumn! This is another recipe I will be trying for sure. It has to count as one of our five a day, right? I'll have to use soaked dried cranberries as we don't get fresh or frozen here, but I've found dried makes an okay substitute.

    xx

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    1. It definitely counts. Maybe even twice, two kinds of fruit and oatmeal for good measure! If you dried cranberries are sweetened, you may even be able to get away with a little less brown sugar in the filling.

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  3. This looks so good and it goes perfect with cream or ice cream. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Thank you so much! Any creamy topping would be wonderful.

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  4. I luurve cranberries and apples together. this sounds so fabulous!! I might just make this for Thanksgiving.

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    1. It would be absolutely perfect for your holiday table!

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  5. Apples and cranberries were made for each other. I agree with Karen, this is a perfect Thanksgiving dessert.

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  6. This crisp looks seriously perfect. I need to keep it in mind for Thanksgiving brunch. I am sure everyone would love it.

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    1. It would be a great addition to your brunch.

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,450. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Carlee, this crisp looks divine. I can't wait to make a crisp with cranberries AND apples. I love that pop of tartness.

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    1. It really is a nice combo of sweet and tart, thank you!

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  9. What a great idea to add cranberries to the crisp! I think I even have some cranberries in the freezer ;)

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