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Apple Cranberry Crisp

Apple Cranberry Crisp

Serves: 8

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1/2 cup whole cranberries
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Zest and juice of 1 orange
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
4 pounds Braeburn, Honeycrisp or Jonagold apples (about 8 to 10), peeled, cored, and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Crisp Topping
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, diced and chilled
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon kosher salt


To make the filling: Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 2-quart baking dish and place on a rimmed baking sheet to catch any spills.

In a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, 3/4 cup of the granulated sugar, and the orange and lemon zests and juices, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have burst, but the mixture is still loose, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
In a large bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar with the apples, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Toss to combine, stir in the cranberry sauce. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
To make the topping: In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine all of the ingredients and mix on low speed until combined, about 1 minute. Evenly distribute the topping over the apple-cranberry mixture in the baking dish. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, 45 to 60 minutes. Serve warm.

About the recipe

Making a crisp is a great way to combine multiple fall fruits into one cohesive dessert. Since cranberries are naturally tart, we prefer a slightly sweeter baking apple, such as Braeburn, Honeycrisp or Jonagold. Making a cranberry sauce before adding the cranberries to the apples ensures that the tartness of the cranberries doesn’t overtake the dish.

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