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Apple-Cranberry Crisp


65 min

Apple-Cranberry Crisp

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65 min


8 persons




4.00 rating-star (229)


Author: Victoria Bailey
This apple-cranberry crisp is delightful combination of apples and fresh cranberries topped with a crisp, pecan topping. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  • Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and thinly sliced: 2 pound
  • cranberries: 0.75 cup
  • white sugar: 0.25 cup
  • ground cinnamon: 1 Tbsp
  • ground nutmeg: 1 tsp
  • quick-cooking oats: 0.33333 cup
  • all-purpose flour: 0.33333 cup
  • packed light brown sugar: 0.5 cup
  • butter, cut into pieces: 0.25 cup
  • chopped pecans: 0.5 cup

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Stages of cooking

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) Butter an 8-inch square baking dish.
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  2. Mix apples, cranberries, white sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Place in an even layer in the prepared baking dish.
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  3. In the same bowl, combine oats, flour, and brown sugar for topping. Add butter pieces and mix with a fork until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle topping over apples in the baking dish.
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  4. Bake in the preheated oven until apples are tender and topping is golden brown, 40 to 50 minutes.
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History of the Apple-Cranberry Crisp:

The apple-cranberry crisp is a classic fall dessert that is perfect for the holiday season. It's a recipe that has been around for centuries and has been passed down from generation to generation. The first recorded recipe for a fruit crisp was in 1924, which called for a delicious combination of warm apples, sugar, and butter. Over the years, this classic recipe has been modified with a variety of seasonal fruits and spices, including cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, and more.

Tips and Tricks for Apple-Cranberry Crisp Recipe:

  • Use fresh, seasonal ingredients for maximum flavor
  • Choose apples that are tart and firm, like Granny Smith, rather than soft and sweet apples, like Red Delicious or Gala
  • If you don't have fresh cranberries, you can use frozen ones instead
  • Adjust the amount of sugar to your liking, depending on the sweetness of the apples and cranberries
  • For the topping, make sure the butter is cold, and cut it into small pieces before incorporating it into the dry ingredients
  • Don't overmix the topping or it will become too dense
  • Add a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness and enhance the flavors

Tips for presenting the dish:

  • Serve the apple-cranberry crisp warm or at room temperature
  • Top it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for some extra decadence
  • Garnish with fresh cranberries or a sprinkle of cinnamon for a festive touch
  • Cut it into small squares for easy serving and portion control
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

How to Serve Apple-Cranberry Crisp

You don't necessarily need to serve this apple-cranberry crisp with anything — it's delicious enough as it is. But, of course, you can't go wrong with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of homemade whipped cream.

How to Store Apple-Cranberry Crisp

Store this apple-cranberry crisp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Enjoy the leftovers cold or reheat them in the microwave or in the oven.

Can You Freeze Apple-Cranberry Crisp?

Yes, you can freeze this apple-cranberry crisp for up to two months. Bake it in a foil pan, then wrap the whole thing in a layer of storage wrap. Follow it up with a layer of aluminum foil. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

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