Apple-Cranberry Crisp


This apple-cranberry crisp is delightful combination of apples and fresh cranberries topped with a crisp, pecan topping. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 8-inch crisp

Cozy up with this apple-cranberry crisp this fall. The easy dessert, complete with a chewy oat-pecan topping, is full of fruity flavor that'll please everyone at your table.

Apple-Cranberry Crisp Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make this crowd-pleasing apple-cranberry crisp:

· Apples: Granny Smith apples are perfect for this recipe, as they hold their shape well and have bold flavor. Honeycrisp or Gala apples would also work well.
· Cranberries: Opt for fresh cranberries that are firm, plump, and blemish-free. Dried cranberries won't work well for this recipe.
· Sugar: You'll need white sugar for the filling and brown sugar for the topping.
· Spices: Cinnamon and nutmeg add warmth and cozy flavor to this apple-cranberry crisp.
· Oats and flour: The chewy topping starts with quick cooking oats and all-purpose flour.
· Butter: Cold butter adds richness and flavor to the topping.
· Pecans: If you'd like, you can substitute walnuts for the chopped pecans.

How to Make Apple-Cranberry Crisp

Apple-Cranberry Crisp
Kaye Elle

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this top-rated apple-cranberry crisp:

1. Make the base: Combine the apples, cranberries, white sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Transfer the fruit mixture to a prepared baking dish.
2. Make the topping: Mix the oats, flour, and brown sugar in the same bowl. Add the cold butter pieces and mix with a fork until it's crumbly. Stir in the nuts.
3. Bake the crisp: Sprinkle the topping over the fruit mixture. Bake in a preheated oven until the apples are tender and the topping is golden brown.

How to Serve Apple-Cranberry Crisp

You don't necessarily need to serve this apple-cranberry crisp with anything — it's delicious enough as it is. But, of course, you can't go wrong with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of homemade whipped cream.

How to Store Apple-Cranberry Crisp

Store this apple-cranberry crisp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Enjoy the leftovers cold or reheat them in the microwave or in the oven.

Can You Freeze Apple-Cranberry Crisp?

Yes, you can freeze this apple-cranberry crisp for up to two months. Bake it in a foil pan, then wrap the whole thing in a layer of storage wrap. Follow it up with a layer of aluminum foil. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I love this recipe," says JBRO1. "The tartness of the cranberries adds a great twist to this classic dessert!"

"This recipe is wonderful," raves Candace W. "After having a craving for something with cranberries, I happened upon this delightful rendition of a fall favorite. I doubled the recipe to include a whole bag of cranberries."

"I love it because it is SO easy to make," according to FayeM. "I too make extra topping and if I accidentally make too much, I just throw it in a freezer bag to use on the next one or on another dessert some other time."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and thinly sliced

  • ¾ cup cranberries

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • cup quick-cooking oats

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, cut into pieces

  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) Butter an 8-inch square baking dish.

  2. Mix apples, cranberries, white sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Place in an even layer in the prepared baking dish.

  3. In the same bowl, combine oats, flour, and brown sugar for topping. Add butter pieces and mix with a fork until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle topping over apples in the baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until apples are tender and topping is golden brown, 40 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
12g Fat
43g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 207mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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