This is hands down the best apple cranberry crisp recipe you’ll try! It is a great twist on the class apple crisp dessert. This recipe will easily become your go-to favorite dessert recipe (and definitely a crowd pleaser).
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a large bowl, use a pastry cutter or knife to cut the flour, brown sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons of sugar into the margarine, until it becomes coarse. Add the oats and mix together by hand into pebble sized pieces. Put the bowl in the freezer.
Mix the lemon juice, cinnamon, dried cranberries, and remaining sugar in a bowl with the chopped apples.
Pour the apple mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle the frozen topping thoroughly across the top. Place in the oven and bake for 55-65 minutes.
When chopping your apples, make sure to slice them thinly so they become fully tender. No one wants a crunchy apple in their apple cranberry crisp.
It is best served freshly baked and warm. It will be okay for a couple of days, but the topping can start to soften up if left in the fridge too long.
Any apple will do for this recipe, but a popular choice would be granny smith apples to prevent an overly sweet dessert.