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Apple Cranberry Crisp Recipe
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Apple Cranberry Crisp

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"A great combination of apples and cranberries with a crispy topping. A favorite at Thanksgiving instead of plain cranberries."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8x8 inch dish Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Stir in the melted shortening and water to form a crumbly mixture.
  3. In a large saucepan, mix together the cranberry sauce and cornstarch. Bring to a boil, and then remove from heat. Stir in the apples. Spread into an 8x8 inch glass baking dish. Crumble the oat mixture over the apples.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the apples are tender. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2009

It really annoys me when people say a recipe is great but then go on to say how changed half the recipe. I want to read reviews of what the recipes is like as is not after people change a majority of the ingredients. Sorry, rant over. I enjoyed this recipe. I made it to take to work and even people who don't eat cranberries were eating it. Great recipe, and yes this is a 'as is' review.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 27, 2007

This recipe was not a favorite with my family when I tried it. The whole berry cranberry sauce is very tart and the shortening gave it a heavy, almost greasy undertaste. If I make this again, I would use butter instead of shortening and maybe only half the amount of cranberry sauce.

May 30, 2005

this recipe is fantastic! i double the oatmeal mixture and layer the bottom with it as well...

Oct 28, 2003

this tasted really very good, not too sweet and not too tart. it might bee a good idea to (very) coursely chop the cranberries first, a whole cranberry can be very tart if you bite into too many in one mouthfull, but definitely a keeper!

Nov 23, 2005

I used 2 Fuji apples and 3 Granny Smith for this recipe. I think it was a good idea to add some sweet apples in there because otherwise it would be quite tart. I also used unsalted butter for the topping. It is a very good crisp though and super easy to make.

Mar 07, 2004

Combined two recipes and doubled; here are my modifications: combine: 2.5c oats, 1c br.sugar, 2/3c flour, 1c soft butter, 1/2c nuts, chopped (for topping). Heat together as in recipe: 16oz cranberry, 3T cornstarch, 2T lemon juice, 4T sugar, 1/4tsp nutmeg, dash ginger. Add: 8 granny smith apples, 16oz peach sauce (canned peaches may also work). Baked in 9x13 dish. Delicious!

Dec 19, 2003

Very good crisp! I used butter instead of butter flavored shortening and added walnuts to the topping. Will probably cut back on sugar a little next time, but will definitely make this again!

Nov 29, 2005

I made this recipe at Thanksgiving and its great as a side dish or a dessert. The granny smith apples and cranberries are just the right mix of tart and sweet. A couple days later I had leftovers for dessert and added caramel sauce. Excellent recipe (don't change a thing). I'll probably make this for Christmas too.


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  • Calories
  • 422 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 75.6 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.3 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 5.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 22 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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