Colorado Mel's Apple Cranberry Crisp

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe is delicious. Our family really enjoys tart fruit desserts, so the recipe below reflects that. If you prefer yours a bit sweeter then you should use a sweeter apple or add another half cup sugar to the fruit. One thing I love about this recipe is how versatile it is! I'll switch out what fruit I'm using just based on what I have on hand. Yummm! This is also a healthier "Crisp" recipe than the average. There is more fruit and less crisp... I enjoy the taste of the ratio as well as the lower fat content of the ratio. ;) Try it- I bet you'll enjoy it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine fruit, sugar, flour, and cinnamon and put into 8" square glass baking dish.
  2. Combine flour, brown sugar, rolled oats, and softened butter until crumbly.
  3. Sprinkle over the fruit mixture in the pan.
  4. Bake at 375 for approximately 35 minutes (or until crisp browns and apples are cooked through). Reduce heat to 350 if at high altitude.
  5. Serve with cool whip or whipped cream or ice cream or -- :).
Most Helpful

This was wonderful! I did double the topping because we really like the "crisp" part. I also realized about the time I put it in the oven that I forgot the cinnamon - it was wonderful without it. DH wants me to make it with pears sometime.

GoatWoman January 07, 2010

Exceptional apple crisp. I made this exactly as written and it was perfect for my husband. This is easy with a nice subtle taste of cranberries. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada November 01, 2009