Apple Cranberry Dessert

Apple Cranberry Dessert Plated

By Marie Powell

I generally bake this apple cranberry dessert in an 8- or 9-inch square pan for the perfect crunchy top-to-fruit ratio. I have also baked it in some very nice dessert ramekins for a casual dinner party. For that, I spooned all of the ingredients into individual, oven-safe ramekins to bake. They serve beautifully this way and are absolutely divine if you leave enough space on the top to add a scoop of rich vanilla ice cream.

Yields: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • 3 cups chopped unpeeled apples
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries (or substitute dried)
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 13 cup flour
  • 12 cup packed brown sugar
  • 12 cup chopped nuts


  1. Combine apples, cranberries, and sugar in a bowl mix well.
  2. Pour into a greased dish, 8 inches square or similar.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients in bowl. Crumble over fruit.
  4. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes until top is crunchy and golden brown.
  5. Serve hot. Optional: Pair with vanilla ice cream.