- The original recipe was for 13x9-inch baking dish which made too much crisp for two people. I halved the recipe (thus all the eighths) for an 8x8-inch baking dish which worked out well for two people.
3/8 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/8 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 pound fresh, or frozen, cranberries
5/8 cup sugar
1/8 cup water
1 1/4 pounds tart apples like Granny Smith (3-4 apples)
1 1/4 pounds sweet apples like Golden Delicious or Braeburn (3-4 apples)
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 1/2 tablespoons Minute Tapioca
- Cut the butter into ½-inch pieces and chill in the refrigerator.
- In a food processor, pulse the flour, sugars, cinnamon, and butter about 12 times so it has the consistency of coarse crumbs.
- Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and pinch it together to form peanut-sized clumps. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
- Heat oven to 400° with a rack in the middle position.
- Peel and core the apples and cut them into 1/2-inch pieces.
- In a Dutch oven, bring the fresh (or frozen) cranberries, 3/8 cup sugar, and water to a simmer over medium-high heat.
- Cook about 10 minutes until the cranberries are softened and the mixture thickens to the consistency of jam.
- Scrape cranberry mixture into a small bowl.
- Add the apples, 1/4 cup sugar, and dried cranberries to the Dutch oven over medium-high heat and cook for about 5 minutes until the apples begin to release their juices.
- Remove the Dutch oven from the heat and stir the cranberry mixture and tapioca into the apple mixture.
- Pour the mixture into an 8x8-inch baking dish, smoothing the surface with a spatula.
- Scatter the refrigerated topping evenly over the filling and bake (on a baking sheet to catch drips) for about 30 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden brown.
- Cool on a wire rack for and serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
|Pulse flour, sugars, cinnamon, and butter in food processor.|
|Add oats and use fingers to create peanut-sized clumps. Set topping aside.|
|Cook cranberries with sugar and water.|
|Cook apples with sugar and dried cranberries.|
|Combine the apple and cranberry mixtures and pour into baking dish.|
|Add the topping, bake, cool, and serve.|