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Easy Cranberry & Apple Bake Recipe

This is one of our families all time favorite recipes for the Holidays

Here’s how to make the super easy Cranberry & Apple Bake Recipe. This is so easy that even I will make it and it’s delicious. Although this is a recipe we typically pull out for Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s really perfect for any time of the year.

In addition, it’s hard to determine if this is a side dish, appetizer or dessert. My original recipe listed it as a salad so I’ve added it as a side dish. You can make your own determination.

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Easy Cranberry & Apple Bake Recipe Ingredients

One advantage of this recipe is the ingredients are not expensive and are easy to find in the stores.

Check out this table riser that is perfect to holiday gatherings.

Chop & Mix

First, let’s pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Begin by washing the apples and cranberries and then chop the apples into small pieces. I prefer to use Granny Smith Apples because I like the combination of the green color and the red of the cranberries. However, any tart apple will work well with this recipe.

Toss the apples and cranberries with the 2 Tbls. of plain flour to coat the fruit.

Add sugar

Now add the sugar and mix thoroughly with the fruit. This really is such an easy and quick recipe.

Now you are ready to add this mixture to a greased 2 qt. baking dish.

You are almost half way finished with the Cranberry & Apple Bake.

Make topping for the Cranberry & Apple Bake

Next, mix all the remaining ingredients together with the melted butter. You will then spoon the mixture over the top of the fruit.

Once you have the top covered sufficiently, then you will bake uncovered for 45 minutes.

Cranberry & Apple Bake

Easy and delicious dish perfect for the Holiday's

  • 2 quart Baking Dish
  • 3 cups Chopped Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 cups Fresh Cranberries
  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 pkg Cinnamon & Spice Instant Oatmeal
  • ¾ cup Chopped Pecans
  • ½ cup Plain Flour
  • ½ cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Butter (Melted)
  1. Preheat Oven 350°

  2. Combine Apples, Cranberries & 2 Tbsp. Flour tossing to coat fruit

  3. Add 1 Cup of Sugar and Mix well

  4. Pour into a slightly greased baking dish

  5. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well

  6. Spoon over mixture over Fruit covering the top

  7. Bake uncovered – 45 minutes

  8. Garnish with pecan halves and cranberries if desired

Side Dish
Apple, cranberry

The Finished Recipe

I hope your family loves this recipe as much as mine. You might like this cute napkin tutorial for the upcoming holidays.

Lovely Dishes by Bico Ceramics

Take this Easy Cranberry & Apple Bake recipe to your next family dinner and it’s sure to be a success.

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Saturday 4th of December 2021

This look amazing and so pretty on your red and white dishes too!


Sunday 5th of December 2021

Jessica, Thanks so much.


Saturday 4th of December 2021

This sounds absolutely delicious, Rachel. I can't wait to try it!


Sunday 5th of December 2021

Jen, It really is good. I hope you like it.


Saturday 4th of December 2021

Rachel - this recipe looks soooo tasty!! I cannot wait to make it this season!!


Sunday 5th of December 2021

Pasha, Thanks so much. I hope you like it.


Saturday 14th of November 2020

This looks delicious and I’m excited about your new series!!!

Monday 16th of November 2020

Stacy, Thanks so much. Rachel


Saturday 14th of November 2020

Wow this looks so good Rachel. Pinned🙌🏻

Monday 16th of November 2020

Ann, It's super yummy and so easy to make. Rachel