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Apple Cranberry Crisp {Cranberry Crumble}

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Easy apple cranberry crisp recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with fresh cranberries, apples, crumble topping and a hint of orange flavor. Also called “cranberry crumble.”

Do you find yourself wondering, “What can I do with extra fresh cranberries?” during this time of year. This crumble is the perfect solution. Tart meets sweet in this Fall treat. I love the bright red color and mix of textures- a dessert to satisfy all the senses. This Easy Apple Crumble Pie and Easy Apple Crisp {1 Hour} are great variations of this delicious treat.

How To Make Apple Cranberry Crisp Recipe From Scratch?

  1. In a bowl– Add apples, fresh cranberries, granulated sugar, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla extract, flour. Mix to combine everything.
  2. Spread this mixture in a greased baking dish.
  3. In a separate bowl– Mix quick oats, old- fashioned oats, flour, walnuts, butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract.
  4. Spread this topping over the cranberry apple mixture.
  5. Bake.
  6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream– Enjoy!

How To Make Cranberry Apple Crisp Topping

  • 1 cup Quick oats
  • 1/2 cup Old- fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts Or pecans, Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Melted, Or use coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Mix the above ingredients until crumbly. Do not add milk or water to thin it out.

Toppings for Cranberry Crumble Recipe

PuddingsVanilla Pudding, butterscotch, or caramel.

Sauces Caramel Sauce, dulce de leche, butterscotch, maple syrup drizzle

Whipped creamHomemade whipped cream

Ice cream– Such as vanilla, caramel, or whatever flavor you like!

Storage

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 2 days.

Freeze– I do not recommend freezing because the crisp on top will be mushy when thawed and reheated.

Reheat– In the microwave or oven.

Variations

Add other fruits or berries– Such as pears, cherries, blueberries, strawberries,

Homemade cranberry apple crisp without oats- Simply omit the oats and make more of a cake like topping with the flour and other listed ingredients.

Vegan/healthy crisp– Simply use vegan butter or coconut oil, and use coconut sugar in place of brown sugar for a healthier version.

Add other nuts- Such as toasted cashews, pistachios, almonds, or peanuts.

Add spices and extracts– Such as all spice, ginger, apple pie spice, vanilla, orange, bourbon, almond, or amaretto extracts.

Tips And Techniques

How to keep cranberry apple crisp from getting soggy? Why is my crisp/crumble dry? Serve it immediately! This is the most effective way to prevent the dish from becoming soggy.

Fresh cranberries vs. dried cranberries vs. frozen cranberries- I use fresh cranberries for this recipe. Frozen cranberries contain too much liquid and will make the dish soggy or runny. Dried cranberries don’t have any moisture and will make the dish dry and a weird texture.

Do you need to soak fresh cranberries? No, you do not need to soak them for this recipe.

Make a thicker crisp topping- Simply double the ingredients.

Use unsalted butter- This prevents the dish from becoming too salty.

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Apple Cranberry Crisp

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
 

Easy apple cranberry crisp recipe (cranberry crumble), homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with fresh cranberries, apples, crumble topping with oats.

Servings: 8 People
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas dessert, homemade crisp, homemade crumble
Calories: 386 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Apples Peeled, Cored, Diced into 1.5 inch pieces, Any type of apples can be used
  • 2 cups Cranberries Fresh
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp Orange juice Preferably freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp Orange zest
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp All-purpose flour
Topping
  • 1 cup Quick oats
  • 1/2 cup Old- fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts Or pecans, Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Melted, Or use coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add apples, fresh cranberries, granulated sugar, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla extract, flour. Mix to combine everything.

  2. Spread this mixture in a greased baking dish (11×7).

  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the topping ingredients: quick oats, old- fashioned oats, flour, walnuts, butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract until crumbly. Do not add milk or water to thin it out.

  4. Spread this topping over the cranberry apple mixture.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 50 minutes or until top is golden brown and fruit juices and sugar is bubbling.

  6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Apple Cranberry Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 386 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 107mg4%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 403IU8%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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