Saturday, January 9, 2010

Apple-Cranberry Crisp

This apple-cranberry crisp recipe comes from my grandma, although I made it with my mom.  The tart cranberries really liven up the apples and make this a special treat.  I love crispy oat toppings like the one on this crisp...they're just so crunchy and tasty! This recipe is also easy to put together if you have the ingredients on hand. 

I'm back in Ohio visiting my parents for a few more days, and then I'll be back in California for the start of the semester.  Back in CA, I'm looking forward to taking a marmalade class at a local foods place, but I will miss cooking with my mom!

Apple Cranberry Crisp (recipe from Grandma Marg)
Makes 1 8-inch square crisp


3 cups unpeeled, chopped apples
2 cups raw cranberries
1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup melted butter

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8-inch square baking dish with oil.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the apples, cranberries, and sugar until well combined. Place in the baking dish.
3. Whisk together the oats, brown sugar, flour, and walnuts. Add the butter and mix with your fingers until the topping is uniformly mixed and crumbly. Spread evenly over the fruit.
4. Bake for about 1 hour or until the fruit is fork tender. Serve warm.


  1. I hope you have a great time cooking with your mom! Nothing better. This crisp looks lovely. I love love warm fruit. It's magic. - mary

  2. A much healthier alternative from apple pie.

  3. Oooh, it looks yummy and festive and fun all at once. Sweet.

  4. Old family recipes are always best :)

  5. Love the sweet and tart flavors of the crisp.
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  7. Hi Sara,

    I meant to say cranberry but wrote rhubarb. I am so tired my brain is toast tonight. I would really enjoy this. I need comfort food for my over-tired brain lol.


  8. I love fruit crsips, and this looks finger licking good. Love it even more when it comes with a connection! YUM!!