Apple Cranberry Crisp is a little tart and a little sweet and pairs especially well alongside a scoop of ice cream!
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Apple Pie is definitely everyone’s favorite around here, but this crisp moved right to the top of the list after I made it the first time last year. There is just something about tart apples and cranberries combined with the sweetness of brown sugar. Throw a crispy, crunchy topping on there and you’ve got yourself perfection as far as I’m concerned!
Everyone who tries it, loves it! I took it one of the first times I ever went with my fiancè to one of his family get togethers. His uncle asked who made the dessert, then told me I was allowed to come back! There wasn’t a crumb left!
As soon as apple season arrives, I make this Cranberry Apple Crisp. I also make it along with apple pie every Thanksgiving because no one will decide which one they want more. And, the best part – there are never leftovers of either dessert!
This Apple Cranberry Crisp recipe can also easily be made gluten-free without the flavor or texture changing AT ALL. I’ve done a lot of gluten-free baking and this is one recipe where I can’t tell any difference what-so-ever. So many people think that if something is gluten free it must not be anywhere near as good as a non-gluten free variation. My goal when baking gluten free is to get the end result to be so good that no one can tell the difference. See the notes in the recipe below for a couple simple changes if a gluten-free version is needed.
So the next time you’re stumped as to what to make for dessert, or just need an easy go-to dessert, I would recommend you to try this! I’ve never seen anyone not finish their plate! If you make it, I’d love to know what you think!
- 4 Granny Smith apples peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup oats *use gluten free oats to make recipe gluten free
- 1/3 cup flour *use gluten free flour to make recipe gluten free
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped
- 1/4 cup butter cut into pieces
Preheat over to 350 degree F. Butter a 2 quart baking dish.
In a large bowl, mix together the apples, cranberries, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour evenly into the baking dish.
In the same bowl, mix the oats, flour, brown sugar and pecans. Using a fork, mix in the butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over the apple mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and bubbly.
Serve warm or cold.