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Even folks who claim not to like cranberries rave about this dish. I cherish the recipe from my mother, who inspired my love of cooking.
-- Debbie Daly, Florence, Kentucky
You Will Need-
1 cup sugar ( I used 3/4 cups)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 cups chopped unpeeled tart apples (I used 2 small red delicious and 2 small granny smith. I peeled mine)
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (I used fresh)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans (Sorry no pecans in the pantry, so I used raisins)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cold butter
What to Do-
1. In a large bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in the apples and cranberries. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
2. In another bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, pecans and flour; cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over apple mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2005
Ok, I have to say this apple cranberry crisp was superb. The apples were not at all tart, thus the idea to reduced the sugar. This allowed the cranberry to be the perfect contrast. I couldn't wait to try it, the aroma was oh so overpowering! Red was working when it came out of the oven so you get the point and shoot display. My DH can't eat sweets and complained when he got a glimpse of it. His comment was, this would be great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, which I can't have either." Poor dear.
One more note, the recipe says it serves twelve. Nope, not true unless of course you plan on serving just one big spoonful, topped with that ice cream DH spoke of. Red and I ate the whole pan in just one day.
Oh, and my apples are almost gone. Don't have enough for applesauce, what ever will I do.
FYI - The whole year of Taste of Home is available for download for free. I downloaded the special collections and will l be posting them on my other blog in the coming days.