Cranberry Apple Christmas Crisp

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See? Beautiful combo

Cranberries don’t get paired up with apples nearly often enough. They go great together and every year for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or often both, I make a simple, slightly sweet dish of baked cranberries and apples with a crumb topping. The bonus—this is a side dish so it is a bit like cheating and eating dessert with dinner. This recipe has evolved as my cooking skill and interest in whole food has evolved. It started out as throwing a can of apple pie filling and a can of whole cranberry sauce into a baking dish and topping with a crumb topping (probably a mix–Not kidding!) but now I use fresh ingredients. It is good however you do it.

Ingredients

2 cups fresh cranberries

3-4 baking apples peeled and sliced

1/2 to 1 cup sugar (to taste- I try to use as little as possible but for me at least the cranberries need some sweetener)

2 Tblsp. water.

Mix together in a bowl and pour into a 2 quart casserole dish.

For a traditional crumb topping:

3/4 cup uncooked rolled oats

1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 up chopped pecans

1/4 pound melted butter

Mix together and pour over fruit

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and serve as a side dish.

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This dish was empty a few minutes later

I’m a huge cranberry fan. This sounds heavenly. If only you had a New Year’s Eve party to bring this dish to. Ahem.

I think what Charlie is trying to say is that you should make this and bring it to the NYE party. I only mention this because I would like that as well, please, especially if you use gluten free oats. =D

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