The Best Cranberry Apple Crisp

This is the best cranberry apple crisp out there! It’s sweet, slightly tart, and has a hint of orange zest. Best served straight from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Absolutely perfect for fall! 

Servings of the best cranberry apple crisp in wood bowls with a towel.

Apple crisp is one of my favorite fall desserts. Add cranberries and it’s THE perfect holiday dessert! 

This recipe is one I’ve been making for a few years now and we just can’t get enough of it. The filling is thick, sweet, slightly tart and has a subtle hint of orange. The topping is crisp, crunchy and buttery. I like to add a small amount of leavening to it to give to make it puffier instead of dense. It works every time! ✨

A baking dish of the best cranberry apple crisp, a serving has been removed.

What I love about apple crisp is that it is so simple. I can prep it in under 20 minutes. It’s also pretty cheap compared to some of the fancier desserts you see floating around during this time of year. Plus if you are planning on serving it to a crowd (holiday dinners and potlucks) you can easily double it in a 9×13-inch pan.