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.
Patten Posted: 08/03/09
Shgoodwin Posted: 06/26/10
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.
TracyRose Posted: 12/27/10
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!
Rahlin92 Posted: 11/29/10
This is a great recipe and especially easy to prepare.
brighteyes8 Posted: 12/01/13
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.
JNBank Posted: 01/02/14
This was fantastic. I only substituted cane sugar for granulated and reduced it by 1/4 cup