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Easy Cranberry & Apple Bake Recipe

This Cranberry & Apple Bake Recipe is one of our family’s all-time favorite holiday recipes. It’s so “easy that even I will make it,” and it’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart.

Although we typically pull out this recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s 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 stores.

Ingredients for Apple Cranberry Bake Recipe

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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.

You need 3 cups of chopped apples and 2 cups of fresh cranberries.

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

Fresh Apples and Fresh Cranberries combine for a delicious family favorite recipe.

Add Sugar

Now add 1 cup of sugar and mix thoroughly with the fruit. This is such an easy and quick recipe.

Sweet and Tart Crunchy and delicious holiday recipe for Christmas and Thanksgiving.

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

Add sugar to coat the fresh cranberries and chopped Apples in this delicious holiday recipe

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

Make The Topping For The Cranberry & Apple Bake

Next, mix all the remaining ingredients with the melted butter for the topping.

This includes:

  • three packages of Cinnamon & Spice Instant Oatmeal
  • 3/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1/2 melted butter

You will then spoon the mixture over the top of the fruit.

Add sugar to cranberries and apples for a sweet sour crunchy flavor.

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

Fresh Cranberries, Chopped Apples and Oatmeal are the main ingredients in Apple Cranberry Bake
Yield: 8 servings

Cranberry & Apple Bake Recipe

Cranberry & Apple Bake Recipe

Easy Fresh Cranberry & Apple Recipe perfect for the Holidays. Delicious combination of sweet and tart.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 3 cups chopped granny smith apples
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 packages Cinnamon & Spice Instant Oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine apples, cranberries, and 2 tbsp. flour and toss!
  3. Add Sugar and mix well.
  4. Pour into a greased two qt. Baking dish.
  5. Combine remaining ingredients
  6. Spread mixture over top of apples and cranberries
  7. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes
  8. Garnish with fresh cranberries and/or pecans if desired.


Some consider this a salad, and others a dessert. I'll let you decide.

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The Finished Recipe

Before serving, garnish with fresh cranberries and pecans if desired.

I hope your family loves this recipe as much as mine.

Cranberry and Apple Bake Recipe with a sweet and sour combination that's perfect for Thanksgiving & Christmas.
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Take this Easy Cranberry & Apple Bake recipe to your next family dinner and it’s sure to be a success.

Easy Apple and Cranberry Bake Recipes perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving family gathering.

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Apple and Cranberry Bake Recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas entertaining.


Sunday 6th of November 2022

This looks so delicious Rachel! Pinned.


Sunday 6th of November 2022

Thanks so much.

Brendt Blanks

Saturday 5th of November 2022

Oh my goodness this looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing, Rachel...pinned! xoxo, Brendt


Sunday 6th of November 2022

Brendt, Thanks so much.


Sunday 23rd of October 2022

Only in the south would we consider this a salad!! Sounds great for Day after Thanksgiving breakfast.Pour a bit of cream on top and you have a meal.


Monday 24th of October 2022

Kathy, You are so right. Thanks so much.


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.

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