Cranberry Apple Crisp

This cranberry apple crisp features a tangy and sweet filling topped with a buttery oatmeal topping browned to golden crisp perfection.

  • Author: Claire Coffey
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking


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  • 2 cups (204g) cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 3 cups fresh apples, cubed (about 3 medium apples)
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, cold
  • 2/3 cup (54g) rolled oats


  1. Peel and cube your apples.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the filling in a bowl and stir to coat. If using frozen cranberries, do not thaw.
  3. Pour the filling into a 9" round tart pan.
  4. In the same bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the topping except the rolled oats.
  5. Using a pastry cutter, cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until you're left with pea-size chunks. There should be no dry ingredients at the bottom of the bowl. If there are, gently use your fingers to rub it into the butter.
  6. Add the oats and stir to coat.
  7. Pour the topping over the filling.
  8. Bake at 350F for 40-50 minutes or until a thick syrup bubbles up around the edges.


    • Estimating apples: You'll need two to three medium size apples to create three cups of cubed apples.
    • Pastry cutter substitute: If you don't have a pastry cutter on hand, you can cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a fork or by rubbing it together with your fingertips.
    • Storage: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.


Keywords: cranberry apple crisp, cran-apple crisp, holiday baking