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Cranberry Apple Crisp

(Last Updated On: November 12, 2020)

This lightened-up spin on classic fruit crisp is sure to be a new family favorite for the holidays.  Get the kids involved by breaking up the pecans by hand, stirring ingredients together or sprinkling the topping over the fruit. Serve with lowfat vanilla Greek yogurt for a fun spin.

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Nutrition Tip: Cranberries are not just for the holidays! Sprinkle over salads or mix in with your favorite trail mix for an immune boost thanks to their high antioxidant content.

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 3 cups chopped apples
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup (plus 2 Tbsp.) whole wheat flour, divided
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine cranberries, apples, ½ cup sugar and 2 Tbsp. flour in mixing bowl. Pour into greased 8x8-inch baking dish.
  3. Combine oats, pecans, ½ cup sugar, ½ cup flour, butter, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in mixing bowl until all ingredients are blended; mixture should resemble coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over fruit.
  4. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until topping is lightly browned, mixture is bubbly and apples in middle are tender.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 23gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 5gSugar: 22gProtein: 6g

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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