Cranberry Apple Crumble


My husband’s grandmother was one of his favorite people in the world. “B” (as he called her) passed away when we’d been married only six months, and I have often wished I’d had more time with her. She was a grand southern cook, and making food for her family was her love language. This recipe was hand-written by her many years ago, after she’d received it from a friend. I know she referred back to it many times as she made this dish for family dinners at her house. She served it at Sunday lunch as well as lots of holiday dinners. She served it to her family as a side dish, but it would also be wonderful as a dessert, especially with a side of good vanilla ice cream. Not only do I love this dish that was one of her specialties, but it makes me happy to be able to follow the recipe written in her writing. So special!


So, here’s what you’ll need for B’s Cranberry Apple Crumble:

2 cups cranberries, washed and stems removed
3 cups sliced apples
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

For the topping:
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup quick oatmeal

Mix apples and cranberries together in large bowl. Sprinkle lemon juice over and stir. Add sugar and salt and stir to cover fruit. Fruit will be almost too pretty to eat!


Place fruit into a 9″x13″ casserole dish sprayed with baking spray. In a separate bowl, mix together the ingredients for the topping. When mixed well, it should be crumbly.


Sprinkle it over the top of the fruit mixture.


Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

I will be making Cranberry Apple Crumble for our annual Mother’s Day lunch this week. I hope your family loves it as much as we do and that it brings you many happy memories, too!

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