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Apple crisps or crumbles are not only family favorites, but they are simple and inexpensive to make. The addition of fresh cranberries makes this old-fashioned dessert colorful and tangy. I can still picture all of us, snug in our home...ending our meal together with a dessert like apple-cranberry crumble. It was a happy time and the enjoyment of homemade food only made it that much better.
(This recipe actually makes its own sauce)
3 C peeled, chopped apples
2 C whole cranberries
1 C sugar
1 C oats
½ C brown sugar
1/3 C flour
½ C chopped pecans
½ C margarine
Grease 2 qt. baking dish. Combine: apples, cranberries and white sugar. Spread evenly in dish. Combine: oats, brown sugar, flour and pecans. Sprinkle over fruit. Dot with margarine. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 min. A sweet/tart dessert and good use of fresh cranberries. Serves 6.