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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

WoW Wedesday

Last week we received our December issue of

There were mouth watering pictures of beautiful food.
We were especially drawn to the recipes using fresh cranberries.
In all my years of cooking, I have NEVER made anything with fresh cranberries.
Honestly, I don't recall seeing fresh cranberries in the grocery stores until
20+ years ago.  I just never thought cooking with them until
Last week.

My better half (aka B) and I made Cranberry-Apple Crisp.
He is an expert at peeling and slicing.  I'm kinda haphazard at both.
Neither are my favorite to do. LOL


1/2 cup unsalted butter (cubed and placed in freezer)
(I had salted so I used it)*
1 pound Honeycrisp apples (I'm sure your favorite apple would be fine)
they should be cored and peeled
1 pound fresh cranberries
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar (I used just a wee bit less apples were  sweet)
1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt* (I used salted butter so did not add salt)
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans (we had walnuts so I used them)

Preheat oven to 350 degree F, grease a 8 1/2" x 12" casserole dish
Cut apples into quarters and slice into bite size cubes. Place apples and cranberries 
in grease dish. Pour 1/4 cup water over apples and berries.

In a food processor, combine the sugars, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and flour.
Pulse until combined.
Remove butter cubes from freezer and add to flour mixture.
Pulse until flour mixture resembles pea size crumbles.
this photo taken after frozen butter was added.

Sprinkle flour topping over fruit and top with chopped nuts.

Cover Dish with foil bake for 30 minutes covered,
Uncover bake for 30 additional minutes.

Fresh out of the oven

Cool before serving.
I might also ADD I wish you could fully enjoy this with your sense of smell too.

Recipe w/o pictures in case you want to copy and paste


  1. Hmmm, you have me wondering if fresh cranberries are available in Aberdeen. The dish looks totally yummy. My childhood home had twelve apples trees (plus a couple of pears trees and a peach tree whose fruit never ever ripened) and so I was trained as a child in the art of fast and efficient peeling and coring of apples!
    Cheers, Gail.

  2. that looks so tasty... the mama drools on her keyboard LOL our regional magazines talk only about boring things like moneeh wasting and such stuff... the only food inside is the pie in the sky they mentioned ;O)

  3. Hari om
    what a shame I'm allergic to apples... I love cranberries though. Maybe peaches would be a good alternative for this fancy crumble pudding? mmmmmmmm peach and cranberry... YAM xx

  4. Fruit crisp recipes are a big favorite with me - I love cranberries and apples together but really ANY fruit in this recipe would be delightful! Thanks for reminding me of the joy of "Fruit Crisp" desserts!!

    Hugs, Pam

  5. This looks so yummy and it's the perfect dessert when it's cold outside! Mom just had her very first honeycrisp apple last week. She is now a huge fan. Yes, I got some too☺

  6. Wow, that does look so yummy. Thanks for the recipe. We just might have to give that a try. You all have a perfect day.

  7. Hahaha, I thought you had him peeling the cranberries!!! CH will eat no cranberry unless it comes out of the can with a plop in jellied form!! I love your pictures and how fun this was a joint effort. It looks delicious. We will hop in Olive and be there as soon as possible!

  8. I made a pie that had a topping similar to that a couple of weeks ago. I used my japanese persimmons instead of apples in the recipe. It was really delicious. The Redneck Man raved and raved about it.

    He even called me at work one day to get the recipe to give to a customer.

    Your's looks delicious. I love looking thru recipes in magazines and cookbooks.

    Happy, Happy Thanksgiving.

  9. I used to make a cranberry waldorf salad each year. But, now lazy.

    Happy thanksgiving!

  10. I'll bet that sure is yummy and smells great too!

  11. YUMMMM. I had never cooked them either, until last year. I read the amount of sugar in the canned which is what I have always loved, and cooked a bag of cranberries with sweet n low and water.. they were good but not as good as canned, this recipe sounds wonderful but I can't eat sugar. last week I bought the cranberries and found a recipe that said use honey and apple juice to cook them and add applesauce for sweetner. of course I found it and did not have juice or apple sauce. but I did have apples. I diced one apple put it in a cup of water and boiled it for 2 or 3 minutes, then added the cranberries and sweet n low and it came out well. bob likes it to.

  12. That looks very yummy! Thanks for the recipe. Here's our traditional cranberry relish recipe. It's super simple. You just have to make sure you prepare it a day ahead of time.

    Fresh cranberry relish:
    1 bag of fresh cranberries
    1 whole unpeeled orange
    1 cup sugar

    Grind it all up together in a food processor. Place into a covered bowl and put in the fridge overnight.

    Hope you have a great Turkey Day!

  13. Oh yummy. What a wonderful experiment and it turned out wonderfully.

    Have a fabulous Wordless or Wordy Wednesday, my friend. ♥

  14. I've never made anything from fresh cranberries either. My brother makes homemade cranberry sauce every Thanksgiving and swears it is sooooo much better than the canned type. I think your recipe sounds delicious.

  15. YUMMY...I can smell with all my six sences, d e l i c i o u s. Now, can I have a piece please :D Thank you so much for coming to my Pawty. Hope you had a lot of fun, Cecilia and angel Madi, just like me :D Extra Pawkisses for a wonderful day🐾😽💞

  16. It sounds very good!
    Hazel & Mabel

  17. Wow...this sounds good AND easy, my favorite kind of recipe!! Thanks HiC!

  18. that looks delicious!! I make homemade cranberry sauce every Thanksgiving and this year it came out extra good! It has cranberries, sugar, canned mandarin oranges, cinnamon sticks and a WHOLE bottle of wine (because we always at least quadruple the recipe), it is soooooooo good!!!!

  19. Glad it came out good. I always use salted butter for cooking. XO

  20. Looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for the Thanksgiving/Christmas recipe. Hope it was good.

  21. OMD I think our mom could make this easy recipe
    and she loves cranberries.
    It's too late for tomorrow but she will print it
    and make for Christmas Supper.

    xo Linda Astro and Mitzie

  22. I wish I had seen this post before I went shopping today. I’m supposed to make apple crisp for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and I would have made this for sure! But I didn’t buy any cranberries. So we’ll have to settle for plain ol’ apple crisp. ~Island Cat Mom

  23. Ooooooo! That looks DELISH!!! Ma doesn't cook, (she hates it) butts she does bake ~ makes the bestest pie crust this side of the Mississippi!! So, I thinks she could pull this off. I thinks it needs a scoop of vanilla IScream though...
    Ruby ♥

  24. I adore cranberries so that sounds absolutely delicious! I wish that I could bake but it makes my back hurt so badly that I don't do it anymore :( But I can dream!!! Happy Thanksgiving!


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