Cranberry Apple Crisp

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Tart cranberries and sweet apples are baked inside a brown sugar and oat crisp for a perfect not-to-sweet cranberry apple crisp.

apple crisp with cranberries in white baking dish with plaid towel

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Old fashioned apple crisp has long been a stand by recipe for me. One that works for any occasion and no one seems to turn down, especially if it is warm and I add vanilla ice cream.

Take your apple crisp, add a bag of cranberries, yes an entire bag. Because who wants just a half cup of leftover berries floating around their fridge? And there you have it, a perfect cranberry apple crisp.

Well, that’s almost all there is to it. I do like tart things, but the crisp does need some sugar mixed with the fruit to help those cranberries.

I am always curious, who peels their apples for crisp? I admit I do not anymore. They cook down nicely and I am good with skipping that step. No one in my family seems to notice that I have started doing that.

I know cranberries are only available fresh in the late fall and early winter time frame but finding ways to enjoy them year-round has been my personal mission. Lucky for everyone they freeze extremely easily.

And to make it even easier, there’s nothing special to it. Just toss the bag in your freezer. I have found that frozen and fresh are quite interchangeable. There isn’t a recipe I have written yet that you can’t swap fresh for frozen and vice versa.

cranberries and apples in bowl

Apple Cranberry Crisp

Not only is cranberry apple crisp delicious to eat I am in love with the bright red festive color of the berries contrasted by the white apple slices. To assemble your crisp toss the cranberries and apple slices with your sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

In fruit crisps I don’t always use cornstarch, however, it does help with the cranberries. Cranberries have quite a bit of water in them, which comes out in the baking process so the cornstarch thickens the dessert nicely.

cranberries and apples tossed in sugar

Apple Crisp with Cranberries

Apple, cranberries, and crisp toppings are on the list:

  • cranberries 
  • apples
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • kosher salt
  • cornstarch
  • old-fashioned oats
  • all-purpose flour or brown rice flour
  • light brown sugar
  • butter
crisp topping over apples and cranberries before baking

Apple Cranberry Crisp Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Grease a 9×13 pan with butter. Place the cranberries and apples in a large bowl and sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cornstarch. Stir to coat the fruit and set aside while assembling the topping.
  2. Stir together the oats, flour, brown sugar, and butter. Pour the fruit into the greased pan and sprinkle the oat mixture on top of the fruit.
  3. Bake for 24-28 minutes, until the crust has browned and the fruit mixture is bubbling. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
cranberry crisp with apples and large serving spoon

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Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Tart cranberries and sweet apples are baked inside a brown sugar and oat crisp for a perfect not-to-sweet cranberry apple crisp.
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients 

  • 12 ounces cranberries fresh or frozen, about 3 cups
  • 2 large apples, sliced thin, about 3 cups worth
  • cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour*
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • cup butter, melted

*Gluten-Free Alternative

  • 1 cup brown rice flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a 9×13 pan with butter. Place the cranberries and apples in a large bowl and sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cornstarch. Stir to coat the fruit and set aside while assembling the topping.
  • Stir together the oats, flour, brown sugar, and butter. Pour the fruit into the greased pan and sprinkle the oat mixture on top of the fruit.
  • Bake for 24-28 minutes, until the crust has browned and the fruit mixture is bubbling. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal · Carbohydrates: 56g · Protein: 3g · Fat: 16g · Saturated Fat: 10g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 4g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 41mg · Sodium: 224mg · Potassium: 130mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 33g · Vitamin A: 506IU · Vitamin C: 5mg · Calcium: 28mg · Iron: 1mg
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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Elaine Bahen says

    Jan 1 2023 Just made this, so excited. My only complaint is it’s too tight, The cornstarch is much more than required, maybe a typo?

    • Mary Younkin says

      oh man! I’m so sorry, Elaine. I just double-checked that recipe and it’s supposed to be 2 teaspoons! Thank you for your kind comment and for letting me know it didn’t look right. I appreciate it.