Easy Apple Cranberry Crisp | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Easy Apple Cranberry Crisp

Tender baked apples and dried cranberries covered in a sweet, cinnamon-y, crunchy topping...perfect with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt or some whipped topping!

Easy Apple Cranberry Crisp:  A classic dessert perfect for Fall!

I'll be honest, when I first saw this recipe as a choice to make for my Allrecipes assignment this month, I was not sure it would turn out.  The recipe comes from the Pam® collection of recipes on Allrecipes.com.  The original recipe called for Granny Smith apples, but I knew with the relatively short bake time and no added sugar to the apples, that variety of apple in this recipe would be way too tart and hard for my liking.  I decided to use Honeycrisp apples in place of the Granny Smith apples and I had great success.  Not only is this recipe super easy, it has a little sugar compared to most recipes like it.

Easy Apple Cranberry Crisp:  Top with frozen yogurt or whipped topping for an extra treat!

You really do not need to add any sugar to the apple mixture if you use apples that are already sweet, and the sweetened dried cranberries add additional sweetness too.  The top bakes up nice and crispy , which is such a nice contrast with the tender apples.

Easy Apple Cranberry Crisp:  Easy dessert full of apples and sweet cranberries

One word of caution, be sure to only PULSE the oat mixture in the food processor.  It processes very quickly and you'll want to leave a little bit of texture to the topping.

Easy Apple Cranberry Crisp

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Adapted from Allrecipes.com
Easy Apple Cranberry Crisp
Tender sweet apples and dried cranberries come together in this super easy crisp recipe from Pam®


  • Pam® No-stick cooking spray (I used butter flavor)
  • 6 large sweet apples (such as Honeycrisp or Cortland), peeled, cored and cut into 1/4" slices
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted cold butter, cut into cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place sliced apples in dish. Sprinkle with dried cranberries and mix up a little.
  3. In food processor with blade attachment in place, combine the brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon, salt. Give it a few pulses to combine. Add in the cold, cubed butter and pulse a few more times, until butter is the size of peas.
  4. Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly ontop of the apple-cranberry mixture. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is browned. Serve warm with frozen yogurt or whipped topping. (optional)
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 40 mins.
Total time: 50 mins.
Tags: apples, crisp, easy recipe, cranberries, dessert, cinnamon

Servings - 12   Serving Size - 1/12 of recipe   Points Plus Per Serving - 7 Points+
Calories - 215.3,   Total Fat - 8.2g,   Carb. - 42g,   Protein - 1.1g,   Fiber - 3g

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This was a really delicious fall treat perfect for all those lovely apples coming to the farm markets and grocery stores this time of year!  Give it a try, I know you will enjoy it!

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  1. Dear Renee, This is my kind of dessert. I would love this with a cup of coffee or tea. Blessings dear. Catherine

    1. thank you Catherine! yes, I love simple desserts too and this one fits that category!

  2. I love to use Honeycrisp apples when I bake. I prefer them over the super tart Granny Smiths. I swear this dessert is just pure heaven, Renee.

    1. Me too Valerie. I like Grannys for eating, but not so much for baking. Kind of in reverse of what the charts say! haha

  3. I would've never thought to add cranberries to apple crisp! Love it!

  4. Love this, it is so pretty. It looks delicious....

  5. Looks delicious....love the apple cranberry combo!!

    1. Thanks Kate and yes! The combination is just perfect! The sweetened dried cranberries add just enough sweetness and tartness at the same time!

  6. Honeycrisp is my apple of choice! They are so good. I wish we lived closer, so I could come over and gobble this up heehee

    1. Me too Marion!! That would be soooooo much fun!!!

  7. Apples and dried cranberries.. no doubt this crisp is very yummy!

  8. This apple crisp looks so delicious! I love how easy the recipe is and how quick it is to whip up - definitely a recipe I can see myself recreating. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. The ease of preparation and the short list of ingredients is what I like about it too. Simple food, simply good!

  9. We just went apple picking last weekend, and I have 1/2 a bushel right now, lol! I think I just may be making this soon. :) Looks delicious!

  10. You have a winner here. I'm going to have to try this

  11. This looks simply delicious and I love that you mixed it up with honey crisp apples - yum!

  12. Anything with the word easy has me! And I love the choice of apples and cranberries. mmm

  13. Hi Renee,
    Your Apple Cranberry Crisp looks delicious. Hope you are having a great fall day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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