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Warm Baked Apple and Cranberry Crisp


I do get a lot of inspiration from my CSA box.   If not only from the fact of me thinking hmmm…. what to do with this?  This past week I got a berry size container of fresh cranberries.   Honestly, the only time I’ve used fresh cranberries in cooking is at Thanksgiving for the cranberry sauce.  Since that holiday has come and gone, I thought they might go to waste.  Thankfully, that same day I got an idea.  I also had a large bowl brimming with honey crisp apples, what about making a warm baked apple and cranberry crisp.  Perfect! and it turned out awesome.  The cranberries add a tartness similar to a tart cherry cobbler.  I’m definitely going to make this one again.  Also I love the fact that this dessert is primarily fruit and spices, with a little bit of goodness from the brown sugar and butter to round out the flavor.  Not to mention oatmeal…. always good for heart health.

Warm Baked Apple and Cranberry Crisp
Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 8
  • Calories: 230
  • Fat: 6.5
  • Saturated fat: 3.8
  • Trans fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 43
  • Sugar: 26
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 2

This is a perfect dessert for the late fall and winter when the apples are crisp and the cranberries are tart.
  • Filling
  • 5 medium to large apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup water
  • juice from one lemon or ½ an orange
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. your best cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • Topping
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. your best cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • pinch of salt

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Combine apples and cranberries in a large bowl with water, lemon or orange juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg and toss to coat the fruit.
  3. Combine topping ingredients in a separate bowl and stir to form a crumbly mixture.
  4. Spray a 9″x9″ baking dish with non-stick spray and add the fruit mixture to the dish.
  5. Sprinkle crumb mixture on top
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes, apples should be tender.




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