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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italiangrandma User ID: 7328289 106191
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!"

sassygram User ID: 4741098 100797
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."

jhowie27 User ID: 6945429 100364
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

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

we4roar User ID: 7147088 183892
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."

missseaton User ID: 1844204 116355
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."

JkayC User ID: 5673362 100795
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"Excellent recipe. Everyone loved it! I omitted the wheat bran as I did not have it on hand."

StefsCooking User ID: 6353076 182731
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"RE: grams of sugar... A lesson from my son who has Type 1 diabetes: the carb count is more important than a separate sugar count since sugar accounts for most if not all of, the carbs."

Joaquin236 User ID: 7435581 100786
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"We need to know how many gram of suger, on a diet and needed to know. Thanks"

JPepneck User ID: 5617733 116133
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"Exceptional. I doubled the crust and added nutmeg and allspice."

hyden User ID: 2401253 114869
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"Love it!!! It is so simple to make and tastes so good. It is tart and not too sweet. Everyone that tastes it wants the recipe. The only thing I changed was I used Splenda brown sugar and added chopped pecans in the topping."

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