The transition of October to November had me feeling pretty festive this weekend, and there’s nothing I love more around the holiday season than the smell of freshly baked goods in the house! So naturally, I baked a pie!
A few weeks ago, my mom was in town visiting me, S and the pup, for the three (read: four) of us to celebrate her birthday together. When she was over, she baked the most delicious apple cranberry cobbler!
It had my taste buds dancing to the smell of the pie, wafting through the condo.
Having my mom over baking for us reminded me so much of life back in Montreal. It reminded me of the leaves on Mont-Royal changing colors and the fall runs and hikes I used to take up there. But more than anything, the smell of my mom’s apple-cranberry cobbler made me think of being home for the holidays. Nothing can really compare.
So this Apple Cranberry Crisp Recipe that I have for you today is not only a special one for me, but it’s inspired by my mom!
I didn’t have the chance to grab her exact recipe when she was over, but I kinda just winged it and cross referenced a Jamie Oliver recipe to make sure I wasn’t leaving out any ingredients crucial to a classic apple crisp!
Also, it turns out that as I was peeling away all of the apples I had in the kitchen, I over peeled and made enough for TWO pies! So stick with this recipe if, like me, you tend to get distracted in the kitchen and make more than you need. Or, cut everything in half if you’re looking to make just one pie!
- 10 organic apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 cup of raw, organic cranberries
- ¼ cup of white sugar
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoons of nutmeg
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- ½ cup of rolled oats
- ¼ cup of salted butter (room temperature)
- A handful or two of crushed walnuts or pecans
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix in your sliced apples, white sugar, cranberries, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Next mix in your butter, brown sugar, and rolled oats.
- Gently mix in your all-purpose flour last.
- Fold your mix of ingredients gently into your pie shell(s) and top with crushed nuts.
Cook for 45 minutes, until the pie turns golden and the tops of your pies start to brown slightly.
And voila! You’ve got my super easy apple-cranberry crisp recipe – perfect for a seasonal scent for the home reminding everyone in the house of the upcoming holidays!