Serve warm with low-fat vanilla ice cream or fat-free whipped topping.
3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
3 cups frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup slivered almonds, chopped
1/4 cup regular oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (about 1 1/8 ounces)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°.
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, tossing gently to coat fruit. Spoon cranberry mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Combine almonds and the next 7 ingredients (through extract) in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle oat mixture evenly over cranberry mixture. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden.
Fabulous recipe! Have loved this since I first started making it 7 years ago. Great balance of sweet and tart, a lovely complexity added by the flavor of the cherries, and the topping is nice and crunchy. This is a much-more cost-effective cherry dessert than hunting down expensive tart cherries for a pie or crisp, and is a great use of cranberries in season or frozen after going on sale. My dad couldn't stop complimenting it, and my mom asked for the recipe.
One of the best desserts I've ever made. I made this for Christmas and the whole double batch was inhaled within minutes of unwrapping it. I added 2 extra tablespoons of butter which I melted and poured over the topping to make sure there weren't dry patches of flour. I had this by itself, but if you had it with vanilla ice cream you could easily afford to cut out some of the sugar. Definitely a winner!
I lowered the sugar in the cherry/cranberry mix to 1/4 cup and it was still way to sweet. It is cherry season right now and the cherries are sweet all by themselves without added sugar. I think next time I will leave the sugar out all together.
i couldn't find fresh or frozen cranberries so i bought two cans of cranberry sauce made with whole cranberries. i did the best i could to fish out the cranberries and left out any extra sugar. it was still fantastic! i mixed up the fruit and the topping separately the night before and tossed the crumble on top right before baking. served a la mode with vanilla ice cream. 6 of us finished it off within 15 minutes of when it came out of the oven.
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