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Tart Cranberry Apple Crisp Recipe

Tart Cranberry Apple Crisp Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

Haman User ID: 337932 186027
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"A friend gave me some Wealthy apples from her trees and I used my own cranberry sauce. The tartness of the apples and the cranberries made such a great dessert. My neice likes apple crisp, so I pass the recipe on to her."

GwenandDirk User ID: 6137089 167373
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"This appple crisp was very tasty with the addition of the cranberries. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out very nice. The topping was a little drier than I am used to on crisps but the reduced calories were worth it."

cjbrunick User ID: 2838149 114868
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"I made this recipe with apples from my friends tree and frozen cranberries. It was delicious! We ate our first pieces hot from the oven and will be making it again and again. I too am considering making this for Thanksgiving dessert."

DeBresser User ID: 1149905 181925
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"I made this for Sunday dinner and my granddaughter has requested it for Thanksgiving instead of the traditional pumpkin pie. Everyone loved it and I will be making lots of it in the coming months.

Eleanor DeBresseer
Chatham, ON

doxiedo User ID: 3693676 186026
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"I took to a Sr.Citizens luncheon and they all loved it. I doubled it and all was gone. thank you"

glassyann User ID: 5703911 100785
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"Wonderful and easy to make."

Travlnman02 User ID: 5805527 170636
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"I saw and read the recipe for ingredients. Since I am diabetic I had to alter the recipe. Instead of using 5 apples of one variety I bought and used three different varieties. Next I got rid of the canned cranberries and went with a 1Lb package of whole uncooked cranberries. For Sweetner in the mix I used Splenda, 2 TBSP Splenda for baking, and I replaced the Brn Sugar with Splenda Brn Sugar. I served it to relatives who did not know the Spolenda was in it and got Rave Results from them. I have to admit it was very good, especially with the frozen yogurt topping. Great dessert. For the cranberies I just washed, rinsed, dried them on a paper towel and stirred them in and baked them in the mixture. Result was a sweet taste but natural. I made it again the second time was in a small crockpot. After mixing everything together as the recipe called for I put it in the crockpot on low for 4 hrs and it turned out even better with a better flavor. Next day I ate some of the leftovers, cold and they were also very good. Good Comfort Food."

ashlee13 User ID: 4243404 165655
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"You will LOVE this recipe!! Our fave!!"

poodlebird User ID: 3654036 100784
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I have made this many times, wasn't sure about leaving the peelings on the apples, but they are very good , wouldn't change a thing ."

krcherry User ID: 4741469 106189
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times now because it is so delicious! Everyone who has tried it has asked for the recipe."

rhomeme User ID: 3561675 184182
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"We really liked this. Cranberries and apple make a great combo. I didnt have any wheat bran so I added toasted wheat germ. Very yummy."

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