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For an easy and healthy dessert, bake my favorite apple cranberry crisp with fresh cranberries and oatmeal topping! Easier than a pie and great for holidays and parties. | justalittlebitofbacon.com #applepie #applecrisp #applecranberry #holidayrecipe #fallbaking #winterbaking #cranberries #apples
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Apple Cranberry Crisp with Oatmeal Topping

For an easy and healthy dessert, bake my favorite apple cranberry crisp with fresh cranberries and oatmeal topping! Easier than a pie and great for holidays and parties.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cranberry crisp, apple crisp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 250kcal
Author justalittlebitofbacon

Ingredients

Oatmeal Topping

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup, 2 oz) butter, softened

Apple Cranberry Filling

  • 2 1/2 lbs (6-7 medium) apples
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

Oatmeal Topping

  • Measure the flour, oats, and brown sugar into a medium bowl. Add the spices and salt and stir to combine.
  • Add the soft butter and work the topping with your fingers until the butter is mixed in and the topping is crumbly.
  • Put the topping into the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

Apple Cranberry Crisp

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Pull out either a 9x9 square baking dish or a 9x13 oval baking dish.
  • Peel, core, and chop the apples. Toss the apples with the cranberries in a bowl.
  • Add the cornstarch and cinnamon and mix well. Pour the filling into the baking dish.
  • Crumble the oatmeal topping over the filling.
  • Bake the crisp for 50-60 minutes, or until the topping is browned and the fruit is bubbling.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. Top with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

Notes

  • Oats: Though I prefer the chew and texture of old-fashioned oats, you can use quick oats in a pinch.
  • Sweetness: As there is no sugar in the filling, you may want some ice cream on hand for those who prefer a sweeter crisp.
  • Apples: While you can use all of the same type of apple, it's nice to use a few varieties to provide a range of textures and flavor.
  • Spices: Feel free to change up the spices to your taste. You can just use cinnamon or use apple pie spice or add other warm spices you enjoy.
  • Gluten Free: Use the gf crumble topping from my blueberry crisp.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal