With Thanksgiving a couple weeks away, the sight of fresh cranberries being sold at our local grocery store has me in the pre-holiday spirit. The deep burgandy red berries not only make an incredible sauce to compliment a turkey dinner, they also add a touch of color and tartness to this recipe for Apple Cranberry Crisp.
A fruit crisp is similar to a pie except it is not encased by a pie crust. Instead, crisps are a dessert made with a baked fruit filling on the bottom and a crispy crumb topping on top.
Apple crisps are a popular choice of desserts to bring to family gatherings during the holiday season. Served warm and often with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, kids and grown-ups will enjoy this variation using cranberries.
Recipe: Apple Cranberry Crisp
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, kids and grown-ups will enjoy this apple crisp recipe including cranberries.
- 1-12oz bag fresh cranberries, washed
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 5-6 large Granny Smith apples – cored, peeled, and cut into 1/4”-1/2” slices.
- 1 stick butter, cut into small pea sized cubes
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In large pot add cranberries, orange juice, and sugar. Stir and cook the berries on medium-high heat for approximately 15 minutes with the lid on until the cranberries have reduced to a thick sauce consistency.
- Turn off heat and add the sliced apples to the pan and mix everything until all the apple slices have been coated with cranberry sauce.
- Pour the apple cranberry mixture into a greased 9×13 baking pan. Set aside.
- In a small bowl combine butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Work the mixture with your fingers until it resembles a coarse meal. Sprinkle and distribute the crumb topping over the baking pan evenly.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until the apple cranberry crisp is golden brown.