If you’re a bit tired of cookies this holiday season and want to add a simple, festive dessert to the menu, try this super easy APPLE CRANBERRY CRISP. The oldest kids can peel and slice the apples while younger ones stir the topping ingredients.
This recipe used 5 C. of peeled and sliced apples, ( I like to mix several varieties for taste. The only kind I don’t recommend is delicious…it has no flavor) mixed with 1C. dried cranberries that have been soaked in a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Pour off the water and add the berries to the apples along with 3 T of sugar, and 1/2 t. cinnamon. Stir until coated with the sugar and pour into a 8 x 8 inch pan. (see photo above).
Prepare crisp mix using the following ingredients: 3/4 C rolled oats, 1/2 C. whole wheat flour, 1/3 C. brown sugar, 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1/2 C. cold butter cut into chunks. Process this in a mixer or food processor until butter is reduced to pea-size crumbs. Sprinkle over the apple mixture until covered. Lightly press to an even layer. (See photo below).
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until a fork can pierce the apples easily and the top is crispy and browned.
You can serve this warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream. It’s also great stirred into plain yogurt. It can be made a day or so ahead of time and is perfect for a covered dish or buffet party.