Tart Cranberry Apple Crisp Recipe
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Tart Cranberry Apple Crisp Recipe

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“I left the fibrous, vitamin-rich apple peels on and replaced most of the butter with canola oil. I’m so pleased with the results.” Carolyn DiPasquale - Middletown, RI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 5 medium tart apples, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons wheat bran
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 259 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine apples and flour; toss to coat. Stir in cranberry sauce. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over apple mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender. Serve with frozen yogurt if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Apple Crisp in Healthy Cooking August/September 2009, p46

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"My husband and I loved this recipe. I too omitted the wheat bran (didn't have any), used some fresh cranberries in addition to cranberry sance called for. I left the peel on the apples but next time I would peel the apples. It's wonderful and very easy. Can't wait to make it again!"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"This was very tasty. Next time I would peel the apples. Served to company and they really liked it and asked for the recipe. I used Golden Delicious apples and doubled the topping. This is going into the recipe box. I also served it with vanilla ice cream. Easy to do. I would have given five stars but didn't care for the apple peels."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Very good dessert. I used Cool Whip for the topping. I will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Recipe was very tasty. I used brown sugar substitute in the crumb topping since there is a diabetic in my household. I would definitely peel the apples next time."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Thought this was a great recipe. Loved the tart taste of cranberries and the sweeter taste of the apples. Will definitely make again."

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