My family fights over this great Thanksgiving side dish that was first brought to our table by my Aunt Joan more than ten years ago. It's the only thing I've found that will convert even the most die-hard canned cranberry eater to a fresh berry advocate.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 3 quart casserole dish.

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  • In a medium bowl, toss together the cranberries, apples and white sugar. Pour into the prepared casserole. Mix together the oats, flour, pecans and brown sugar in the same bowl. Spread evenly over the fruit in the dish. Pinch off small pieces of butter and arrange them on top of the oat mixture.

  • Bake, covered, for 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove the lid and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the top is toasted.

Nutrition Facts

235.6 calories; 1.9 g protein; 33.5 g carbohydrates; 20.3 mg cholesterol; 57.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2007
I made this for our 3rd annual "friends"(no family)Thanksgiving. I always want a cranberry dish for some color and I have made some cranberry dishes that do nothing more than look pretty. I was really pleased how well this went over. It got 2 thumbs up from quite a few guests. I will make this again and for more than just Thanksgiving. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2008
Okay recipe. I'd make it again but don't think I'd serve it to guests. Not sweet at all which is good. I liked eating it warm with some low-fat vanilla ice cream on top to cut the tartness. Liked the nutritional value with the fruit and oatmeal. A good breakfast food or snack. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2007
I made this for our 3rd annual "friends"(no family)Thanksgiving. I always want a cranberry dish for some color and I have made some cranberry dishes that do nothing more than look pretty. I was really pleased how well this went over. It got 2 thumbs up from quite a few guests. I will make this again and for more than just Thanksgiving. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2007
I made this for our 3rd annual "friends"(no family)Thanksgiving. I always want a cranberry dish for some color and I have made some cranberry dishes that do nothing more than look pretty. I was really pleased how well this went over. It got 2 thumbs up from quite a few guests. I will make this again and for more than just Thanksgiving. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2009
I put the apple chunks(with peels on) and cranberries in the food processor to chop them up. Then served with vanilla ice cream as a dessert. It's like an apple and cranberry crisp but is heavy on the cranberries--which is good!!! I actually cut the white sugar down to less than a 1/2 cup. That seems strange for a dessert but the ice cream adds plenty of sugar and sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2008
Absolutely delicious. Hearty and sweet. My family loved this for Christmas dinner. My Aunt couldn't stop eating it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2010
Thank you BRITTM! What a great recipe. My mother and I both adore it. I scale back on the amounts of sugar and butter in the recipe and I add some cinnamon and nutmeg to the topping. I buy fresh cranberries on sale after Christmas store them in the freezer and make this recipe all winter long. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2008
Okay recipe. I'd make it again but don't think I'd serve it to guests. Not sweet at all which is good. I liked eating it warm with some low-fat vanilla ice cream on top to cut the tartness. Liked the nutritional value with the fruit and oatmeal. A good breakfast food or snack. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2008
I loved it! Next time I think I will add more pecans. Really good as a dessert with ice cream too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2011
I'm not sure what "glop" means but it doesn't sound particularly appetizing. To the contrary this dessert dish is very good. It's similar to apple crisp but because of the tartness of the cranberries it's has a bit of a sweet and sour vibe. The chopped pecans make it pop. Another reviewer suggested adding dashes of cinnamon on top which would probably be a nice embellishment. We served it with French Vanilla ice cream which was great. Whipped topping or a Cool Whip type product would also be good. After it cools you can warm individual servings up in the microwave for 45 seconds or so for just the right warm up time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
This was good. I chopped up the cranberries briefly in the food processor instead of leaving them whole. It was missing just something so we sprinkled cinnamon on it to serve. Also we had whipped cream on top. Those two adjustments made it just right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2010
I had a bag of cranberries and didn't know what I wanted to make with it. This recipe was wonderful. LOVED it! I used walnuts only because I didn't have pecans. I also chopped up the fruit as other reviewers recommended. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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