8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

To prepare fruit mixture, combine the first 5 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; stir occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until cranberries pop and mixture is slightly thick. Cool slightly; stir in apple and rum. Spoon into a 3-quart casserole coated with cooking spray.

Step 3

To prepare topping, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine buttermilk and rind, and add to flour mixture. Stir just until moist.

Step 4

Spoon topping into 8 equal portions over fruit mixture; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown.

Ratings & Reviews

HollyChristine's Review

February 16, 2010
This is my FAVORITE holiday dessert. I've made it every year for 3 years. When it's cooking it just smells like Christmas. We eat it now every Christmas eve. So good!

orchid's Review

December 03, 2008
delicious! i'm surprised people found the filling soupy--mine isn't at all. i subbed whole wheat flour for half the flour, was 4 oz short of cranberries so i added 4oz of dark sweet pitted cherries (well-rinsed so there was no juice) after i mixed in the apples, used chopped clementine rind instead of grated orange rind, & used several kinds of apples. also i used a food processor to cut in the butter to the flour mixture. i'm currently trying to go through all of CL's crumble/crisp/cobbler recipes, but i'd definitely return to this after i'm through.