Apples, pears and dried cranberries fill this holiday crisp. It has all the fruit flavor and sweet streusel topping that you get in a pie, but without the need to fuss with a crust.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2011


Recipe Summary

2 hrs 45 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • Pour Riesling over cranberries in a small bowl; let soak for at least 1 hour or overnight before you make the filling.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • To prepare topping: Place flour in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. Stir in oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, oil, salt and cinnamon until well combined. Refrigerate while you prepare the filling.

  • To prepare filling: Cook 3/4 cup brown sugar and butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted and the mixture resembles wet sand. Add apples, pears, salt and the soaked cranberries plus wine. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the fruit begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a 3-quart glass or ceramic baking dish. Sprinkle with the topping.

  • Bake until the filling is bubbling and topping is browned, about 1 hour. Let stand at least 15 minutes before serving.


Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate topping for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

399 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 73.9g; dietary fiber 6.4g; sugars 49.7g; fat 11.4g; saturated fat 4.8g; cholesterol 18.3mg; vitamin a iu 270.3IU; vitamin c 6.4mg; folate 33.8mcg; calcium 39.7mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 57.7mg; potassium 276.7mg; sodium 243.7mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 34g.

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Rating: 4 stars
We'll make this again We made a double recipe and I think the apples and pears were large not medium so it made three. Everybody loved it and the leftovers are disappearing quickly. Pros: Not too difficult to make tastes wonderful the next day too. Cons: Peeling everything is a ain Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Easy and good autumn crisp An easy crisp especially use of fall fruits but much too sweet. I used not very sweet native North Carolina pears su I thought best not to reduce the amount of sugar. Next time I will half it. Also I used a sweet red wine to soak the cranberries. Pros: Lots of fruit easy Cons: Too much sugar Read More
Rating: 4 stars
needs a bit more juice i would up the 1/2 cup of sweet wine to a cup to soak the cranberries in...and cut the oats down by a 1/2 of cup...this is a great crisp and I will make it again with these small changes. Pros: Great flavor! Cons: a bit dry Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious Make sure to soak the cranberries overnight so they are plump and extra flavorful. I doubled the crust by 1/2. It was perfect! Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and it will be a hit! Definitely one of the best desserts I've ever made. Pros: Flavorful easy Read More