Rating: 4.57 stars
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

I devised this recipe when I was trying to use up that leftover homemade cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving! You could probably also use canned whole cranberry sauce for this recipe.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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).

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  • Place apple slices in an 8 or 9 inch square baking dish. Spread the cranberry sauce over the apples. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over the apples and cranberry sauce, covering completely.

  • Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until apples can be easily pierced with a knife and topping is browned.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 61.8g; fat 12.4g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 99.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (50)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2007
This was delicious. I used Cranberry Sauce I from this website. I do recommend using Granny Smith apples as the recipe calls for. I tossed in a couple of "unknown" apple varieties along with a Granny Smith but missed the firmness and tanginess of the GS. The topping was superb. Be sure to use whole wheat PASTRY flour and not just plain ww flour! Thanks Dishy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/08/2007
I've never given a one star review before...but this one gets my first ever with no hesitation! I liked the combination of apples and cranberry but the "crisp" topping was dry and tasted exactly like cardboard. Gross. I threw out all the leftovers...and there were a lot! It was a VERY dissappointing finale to an otherwise spectacular Thanksgiving meal. I could see all my guests were being polite and choking it down. I finally mumbled something about the topping being dry and tasteless and no-one said anything..they all just stared politely into their bowls. I'll go back to may old tried and true crisp topping recipe. To all of you who want to try this recipe - pick a crisp topping from another recipe on this site. The one on the Maple Apple Crisp (by Crystal) is VERY good! Read More
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63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
10/08/2007
I've never given a one star review before...but this one gets my first ever with no hesitation! I liked the combination of apples and cranberry but the "crisp" topping was dry and tasted exactly like cardboard. Gross. I threw out all the leftovers...and there were a lot! It was a VERY dissappointing finale to an otherwise spectacular Thanksgiving meal. I could see all my guests were being polite and choking it down. I finally mumbled something about the topping being dry and tasteless and no-one said anything..they all just stared politely into their bowls. I'll go back to may old tried and true crisp topping recipe. To all of you who want to try this recipe - pick a crisp topping from another recipe on this site. The one on the Maple Apple Crisp (by Crystal) is VERY good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2007
This was delicious. I used Cranberry Sauce I from this website. I do recommend using Granny Smith apples as the recipe calls for. I tossed in a couple of "unknown" apple varieties along with a Granny Smith but missed the firmness and tanginess of the GS. The topping was superb. Be sure to use whole wheat PASTRY flour and not just plain ww flour! Thanks Dishy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2009
I enjoyed this recipe but I pretty much like anything with cranberry sauce in it. Although I can't resist commenting on some of the former reivews. Doesn't it make sense to try out a recipe first before making it for holiday dinners, birthday parties, etc??? If you don't like a recipe fine, but don't make an untested recipe for a big dinner and then be embarrassed when no one, not even you, likes it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2007
This was really tasty! I added 1/4 c. sugar to the apples and next time I would add a bit of flour to thicken the juices. I just felt it needed a little extra sugar to please my sweet tooth. I used 1 can of Ocean Spray whole berry cranberry sauce and it was just the right amount. I didn't have whole wheat flour so substituted A.P. and the topping was delicious! Thanks for a great easy fall recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2006
This is a great way to use up left over cranberry. I like to mix the apples and cranberry together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2009
The negative reviews almost scared me away from this healthy recipe but thank goodness I didn't listen to the naysayers. I've tried all of this cooks's other recipes and they are fabulous so of course i had to try it and i am soooo happy i did. It was delicious and the whole family ate it up. I made it precisely according to directions and didn't change a thing...except for topping it with whipped cream of course. There is such a thing as TOO healthy i believe. Thanks What a Dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2008
I used cherry pie filling instead of cranberries and regular all purpose flour. Turned out great. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2009
What a Dish! you are right on with this recipe. I loved it and it is so flexible. I found the topping to be fabulous (Evie read the ingredients NOT whole wheat flour whole wheat PASTRY flour that could why yours was not good). I used a big round stoneware dish which was a little bigger than an 8 or nine inch square baking dish because I had about 8 granny smith apples that I wanted to use up. I had two different cranberry sauce leftovers one sweet and one tart with some pineapple in it threw both of them in there and stirred them with the apples added about 1/4 extra cup of oatmeal into the topping mixture since my dish was bigger. Cooked for 50 minutes. Fantastic!!! I would say that any negative reviews on this recipe would be the result of operator error not the fault of the recipe a great and flexible recipe will be my go to recipe now for the topping on any kind of fruit crisp. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2008
I made this recipe two weeks ago and it has one of the best crisps I've ever tasted. Usually I can't stand the brick hard crisps and this was no way near that. It was moist and very tastey. I'm going to make if for our friends for this t-day. Thank you so much for sharing. Read More
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