Apple Cranberry Crisp Recipe

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Charlotte Davidson taps into the convenience of an instant oatmeal packet for this tart and tasty dessert for two she whips up in Batesville, Arkansas during the busy holidays.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium Golden Delicious apples, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1 package (1.6 ounces) instant cinnamon and spice oatmeal

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 246 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 7g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the apples, cranberries and sugar substitute. Transfer to two 10-oz. ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 minutes or until apples are almost tender.
  2. In a bowl, cut butter into oatmeal until crumbly; sprinkle over apple mixture. Microwave, uncovered, on high 1-2 minutes longer or until butter is melted and topping is golden. Serve warm. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda No Calorie Sweetener in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Apple Cranberry Crisp in Light & Tasty December/January 2007, p60

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Flenner User ID: 2160342 97165
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"I used McIntosh apples and it was easy and delish. It was even done before I had a chance to clean up the dishes. I will make it again."

olean User ID: 1465870 78146
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2008

"How would you bake this in the oven?"

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