Apple Cranberry Crisp With Oat Topping Recipe

apple cranberry crisp dessert with whipped cream
Diana Rattray
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
444 Calories
16g Fat
74g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 444
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Protein 5g
Calcium 63mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This scrumptious apple cranberry crisp is the perfect dessert for a crisp fall day. A little ground cinnamon spices the brown sugar and oat topping perfectly while chopped pecans add crunch.

Use a mixture of large golden delicious apples and Granny Smith apples or another kind of tart baking apple. If the apples are quite sweet, reduce the sugar slightly.


  • For the Filling:
  • 6 tart apples (peeled, cored, and thinly sliced; 5 if the apples are large)
  • 1 1/4 cups cranberries (chopped; about 1 1/2 cups whole cranberries)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • For the Topping:
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats (quick or regular)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter (cold and cut into small pieces)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 375 F.

  2. Combine the sliced apples, cranberries, and 2/3 cup of granulated sugar; turn into a lightly buttered 11x7x2-inch baking dish.

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour. ​Cut in cold butter until coarse crumbs form. Stir in chopped pecans.

  4. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over fruit and press down lightly.

  5. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until topping is browned and fruit is tender and bubbly.

  6. Serve with a generous spoonful of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.

    apple cranberry crisp on a plate
    Diana Rattray


  • Unlike many fruits, it's difficult to find fresh cranberries when they aren't in season. When cranberries are in season, buy several bags and freeze them. You'll have cranberries to bake with throughout the year.

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