This Cranberry Apple Crisp is WICKED GOOD!
With a crunchy buttery oatmeal topping, and a tart, sweet, soft center; you will make this casserole again and again!
The first time I tried this cranberry casserole, I was like, "Hello! Can you please give me some more?"
I am all about sweet and tart combinations; add in the crispy, buttery, oatmeal topping and BOOM!
This is a very easy recipe. It is a wonderful recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas while fresh cranberries are in season.
Watch how to make
You will need the following ingredients to make this cranberry apple crisp:
- Granny Smith Apples- You can substitute with other apples, but the Granny Smith apples bake well and compliment the cranberry flavors.
- Oatmeal-I have used both Instant and Old Fashioned. Both work for this recipe.
- Butter-Salted or unsalted butter work.
- Brown Sugar
Follow these easy steps to make cranberry crisp:
- Peel and chop apples. Mix with cranberries. Mix sugar and flour. Mix in with cranberries and apples.
- In a separate bowl, mix melted butter with oatmeal, brown sugar, and cup flour to make the topping.
- Add the cranberry mixture to a 13x9 baking dish. Top with oatmeal crumble topping.
- Bake at 350 for 45 to 55 minutes. Rest 5 or more minutes before serving.
Can you freeze cranberry casserole?
You can freeze cranberry apple casserole. You can either freeze it unbaked and bake it right from the freezer (with added cook time).
Or completely cool the cranberry casserole after cooking it and wrap it tightly before freezing. Thaw it out before reheating and reheat.
My husband's cousin, Jennifer Stimpson introduced us to this dish. Jennifer is an amazing baker.
She is well favored for bringing something sweet and incredible to share at our family gatherings. And I am always asking her to share those lovely recipes.
When she made this Cranberry Apple Casserole, I was trying to behave myself and only have small portions of sweets that day.
Well…. one bite of this and I was hooked. I couldn't control myself. I kept eating and eating it simultaneously saying, "OH MY GOSH, I LOVE THIS!" This recipe really should be called, "CRANBERRY CRACK!
Make this cranberry casserole as a dessert. Serve it with vanilla ice cream. Your family will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.
Or make a batch for your winter pot-lucks. Everyone will be asking for the recipe.
You can tell them your friend, Katie, from A Fork's Tale shared her family recipe with you.
But don't wait for a special occasion. Go ahead and make the Cranberry Apple Casserole now!
For other great family recipes, check out:
- Granny Moore's Dressing
- Grandma Kriz's Hash Brown Casserole
- Southern Sweet Potato Casserole
- Baked Calico Beans
- Olive Pimento Cheese Spread
- Taco Layered Dip
When you make this dessert casserole tell me what you think in the comment section! I would love to hear back! My readers will too.
Also post your picture of your Cranberry Apple Casserole on Instagram or Facebook, and tag @aforkstale with #aforkstale hashtags! I will share with my followers! xoxo!
Buttery Cranberry Apple Crisp With Oatmeal Topping
- 3 Granny Smith Apples
- 2 cups fresh Cranberries
- 1 ½ cups Sugar
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 ½ cup Oatmeal
- ½ cup Brown Sugar
- 1 stick of Butter melted
- ⅓ cup flour
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease baking 13x9 baking dish.
- Peel and chop 3 Granny Smith apples. Mix with 2 cups fresh cranberries.
- Mix 1 ½ cups sugar and 1 tablespoon flour. Mix in with cranberries and apples.
- Add cranberry and apple mixture to baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, mix melted butter with 1 ½ cup oatmeal, ½ cup brown sugar, and ⅓ cup flour.
- Crumble oatmeal mixture over cranberry apple mixture.
- Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until fruit is perfectly tender.
- Rest 5 or more minutes before serving.