Easy apple-cranberry crisp with Mama Steph

This simple dessert recipe is perfect for a cold evening when you want something sweet but don't want to go to a lot of trouble. The scent that will fill your house while this dessert bakes is fantastic, too!

Mama Steph's easy apple-cranberry crisp


  • 4 cups apple slices (from four or five peeled medium-sized apples)
  • 1/2 cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 - 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, chopped into pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place apples, 1/2 cup brown sugar, cranberries and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Toss to coat apple slices well.
  3. Pour mixture into buttered or cooking-sprayed 8 or 9- inch baking dish.
  4. Place first three topping ingredients into the bowl next, stirring to combine.
  5. Add butter to topping ingredients in bowl, and incorporate with fork or pastry blender.
  6. When butter is broken up, sprinkle topping mixture over the apple mixture.
  7. Bake at 375 for 45-55 minutes, until apples are tender and top is nicely browned.


  • If your crisp is browning but your apples don't feel soft enough to you, cover loosely with foil and bake, checking often for doneness.
  • Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans to your topping mix if you like.
  • Add more oats to topping mix if you would like even more crunch.

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