Apple Cranberry Crisp


I’m having a love affair with apples right now.  And B.C. has the BEST apples in the world. I’ve been dunking them in fondue, thinly slicing them into salads and slaws, and thinking of ways to bake with them. My hubby loves anything with cinnamon and oats and loves a good crisp. I had everything on hand the last rainy weekend to make this for breakfast. It warmed us up inside. Crisps, crumbles, cobblers, buckles-whatever you want to to call them-hands down have to be one of the most easiest, most versatile and most fulfilling comforts foods. Now what to do with those bags of apples I have…? -bvox

Apple Cranberry Crisp
Adapted from the Moosewood Cookbook

Base:

  • 5 apples, cored and cut into 1″ bite size pieces
  • 2 pears, same as above
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Quatre Épices, or a combination of baking spices (optional)

Topping:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • a dash of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put prepped fruit in a 9 inch greased casserole dish or baking pan. Pour lemon juice over and sprinkle with white sugar and spices if using

Mix together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Crumble over the top of the fruit evenly.

Bake uncovered for 35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in pan and then scoop vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream on top. It’s also great with Greek vanilla yogurt for breakfast.

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4 thoughts on “Apple Cranberry Crisp

  1. Steph McVox October 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm Reply

    You could make apple chutney with your windfall of apples. Just use the Rhubarb Chutney post recipe and substitute the rhubarb for apples and add some more spices.

    • Shiny Tomato October 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm Reply

      Good idea. What if I don’t process it. How long in the fridge?

      • Steph McVox October 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm

        I have heard 3 weeks.

  2. cookazido October 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm Reply

    This looks delicious! I have been loving apples recently, too. My favorite are the Fuji apples.

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