I wanted to have a little more traditional topping, so I added 1 c. of quick-cooking oats to the recipie. I also didn't have orange rind, so I doubled the amount of OJ. The addition of the cranberries was a big hit.
Cranberry-Orange Apple Crisp
RebeccaM Posted: 11/29/08
BreakofDay Posted: 11/30/10
This was very yummy. However, I changed a few things. First, I added cinnamon to the apples--delicious. I was out of corn meal so I just used a 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats instead. That made it a more traditional type crisp, which my family likes anyway. I was a little concerned about the tartness of the cranberries since the recipe doesn't call for much sugar, so I increased the sugar in the apple mixture to 1/4 cup. It was perfectly sweet/tart. I don't think this would fit in an 8x8 pan; I used a 2.5 quart dish. Served with vanilla ice cream--scrumptious!
hesto1 Posted: 11/22/09
I followed the recipe to the letter. The cornmeal ruins it for me. It makes the dish sandy and almost uneatable. A little nutmeg and cinnamon would greatly improve things as well. I'm just not impressed with this recipe.
AJLSickau Posted: 10/10/11
I liked the idea of the orange and cranberry in this recipe and they really make for a great dish. I added about 1/2 tsp of Apple Pie Spice to the topping which was a good choice. I also used oats instead of cornmeal for the topping, also a good choice and more traditional. Next time I might toss the apples with 1 Tbsp or so of flour or cornstarch to help the filling thicken up - it was really watery once the apples cooked down. The filling recipe calls for just the right amount of sugar so you still get that tart bite from the cranberries. Otherwise the flavors were really nice, the cook time was perfect, and it just barely fit in an 8x8" glass Pyrex dish without boiling over and making a mess. Not quite like Mom used to make but definitely a great recipe!
SusanK99 Posted: 03/03/13
Thought it was good but needed a tad more sugar to counter the tartness of the cranberries.