Thanksgiving Recipe | Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Crisp

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This year I’ve gotten in the Thanksgiving spirit a tad early. For no real reason, I pulled together a mini pre-Thanksgiving dinner for the family. We did a turkey roast, the gravy, mashed potatoes, buttered corn, stuffing and my all time favorite, cranberry crisp.

For years I’ve been trying to recreate that yummy little dish of cranberry-apple dessert that comes in the Swanson Turkey TV Dinners. I’m not quite there yet but this is a very close and I made it even better with a crunchy topping.

Inside this dish you’ll find warm cranberries with apples, a hint of citrus and all topped off with a sweet and crunchy oatmeal crisp.

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Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Crisp
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Serves: 8
  • 1 12 oz bag of fresh cranberries
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, diced
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • juice and zest of one navel orange
  • 1½ cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Spray a deep baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Add cranberries, diced apples, sugar, orange juice, zest and flour to dish. Stir well.
  4. In a bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar and butter. Stir well.
  5. Spread the topping over the cranberry mix evenly and bake uncovered for 1 hour.
  6. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.


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  1. This sounds yummy, super easy and a nice change !

  2. This looks delicious and simple to make!

  3. I love apple crisp and I love cranberries so think this will be perfect!

  4. Donna B. says:

    Another great recipe! Thanks for sharing this :)

  5. Oh yum! This looks amazing and so easy! I’d love to make this for Thanksgiving.

  6. I’ve never tried a crisp with cranberries. Looks like the perfect fall dessert!

  7. Pam L. says:

    I think I am in heaven…all my favorite foods rolled into one….yummy

  8. These look so good and easy to make. Something I could actually do!

  9. MMM looks incredible!

  10. That looks really good and like something the boys would like.

  11. This looks amazing!

  12. oh my word…. delish!

  13. Kerry says:

    Looks yummy! I make something similar to this using mixed berries, but I think I’ll try this Thanksgiving-y one soon!

  14. brooke fouts says:

    OMG this looks incredible! This is definitely going to have to happen at our house!

  15. everyone’s in the mood for some baked oatmeal! you hit the spot right on…

  16. Raleah says:

    Ah, this looks so delicious!

  17. This looking so yummy! I’m thinking I will have to make this for Christmas dinner!

  18. bethypooh says:

    I looked everywhere for a good cranberry Apple recipe for thanksgiving, I found this and thought it looked easy enough, and tasty enough, and it was! Absolutely delicious, even my non cranberry liking husband loved it! Can’t wait to make it for Christmas! I especially liked the leftovers because the topping wasn’t as crunchy. I think I’ll make it on Christmas eve and pop it in the oven to heat it up Christmas day.

  19. janina says:

    ooooww they look delicious but when i am going to make this i will not put that much cranberrys i think that they are going to turn out to sweet for me…


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