Leftover Cranberries? Apple Cranberry Crisp

Admittedly I did make this for our Christmas dinner dessert - but if you have any leftover cranberries and apples floating around like I do, you need to make this apple cranberry crisp from Two Peas & Their Pod. It's the perfect way to use up any leftover fruit you have laying around, and the rest of the ingredients are pantry staples. Warm apple cranberry crisp to go with your leftover turkey sandwiches - does it get any better? The first thing I thought as I bit into this crisp was, "This tastes like CHRISTMAS." The tart cranberries just scream "CHRISTMAS!!!" Mixed with the sweet apples and spiced crisp topping, the cranberries really make this dessert. I served it warm, without ice cream, but that was only because I forgot to buy it when I was doing our holiday food shopping. Oops. I highly suggest serving it warm and topped with vanilla ice cream, as suggested by Maria of Two Peas & Their Pod. However you eat it, cold, room temp, or warm, this dessert tastes like the holidays and it will definitely be on our table again next year - it's too good not to make a repeat appearance. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with their loved ones yesterday! Our Chrismukkah dinner was wonderful, now I'm looking forward to planning New Years Eve! 


Apple Cranberry  Crisp

adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

serves 8


  • 4 large apples - I used a mixture of Gala, Honeycrisp, and Pink Lady, peeled, cored, and cut into cubes
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • heaping 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 6 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and adjust a rack to be in the center of the oven. Lightly grease a deep 9" pie plate (or 8x8 baking dish) with unsalted butter. 
  2. Mix together the cranberries, apples, granulated sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Pour the fruit mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl mix together the oats, flour, cinnamon, allspice, salt, brown sugar, and honey. Drop the cubes of butter onto the oat mixture and using your hands, squish the butter into the oats until the mixture is uniform and crumbly. 
  4. Sprinkle oat mixture evenly over the fruit mixture and bake for about 40 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling. Cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes before serving. You can serve this warm or at room temperature - it's delish both ways.



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