December 10, 2010

Southern Eats: Warm Cranberry Casserole!


Cranberries are a wonderfully versatile food…tart and sweet, great in cold salads or dried as a snack. I had never eaten them hot until a few years ago when I got a fabulous church cookbook with this recipe in it. I haven’t made it yet this year, but I will. It’s one of those dishes that you can justify eating for breakfast because it has oatmeal in it. Just not too many days in a row if you want your pants to fit.

Hot Cranberry-Apple Casserole

  • 3 cups of peeled, cored and chopped apples
  • 2 cups whole, raw cranberries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans…or no nuts at all)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 stick melted butter

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a two-quart casserole dish. Place in it the mixture of the chopped apples and whole cranberries. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and sugar. In a medium-size mixing bowl, blend to moisten the oatmeal, chopped walnuts, brown sugar and butter. Pour crumb mixture over fruit mixture. Bake uncovered for 75 minutes. Serves 10-12 (at my house 6-8).


Here is an extreme close-up of the ooey-gooey deliciousness! Trust me, if you make this, everybody will want the recipe!


  1. Looks delicious! Would be lovely to eat on a cold winters day! Loving your blog as usual!

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  2. This does look so good and perfect for the holidays.

  3. This reminds me of a dump cake recipe but a LOT better! I can't wait to try this. I'm so glad I found your blog.

  4. This sounds so yummy. I don't do a lot of baking so I like to know in advance if it's going to be a crowd pleaser. But anything that's got the combo of brown sugar, butter, nuts & oatmeal and turns out ooey-goey has got to be good!

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  5. Hi
    found your blog via Carol The Gardner.
    Now following you!
    I love the recipe.
    I recently made a Nantucket Cranberry Pie that I got from the Pioneer woman.
    I will have to try this one too.

  6. I am adding this one to the recipe book. It looks amazing.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Have a great weekend,

  7. Perfect for the holiday season. I'm tucking this recipe away for a dinner party coming up in the next few weeks.


  8. This looks yummy. I saw a bag of cranberries at Trader Joe's last weekend. I think I will get some tomorrow for my weekly grocery trip. Thank you so much for sharing! I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

  9. Wow, that looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Oh, yeah...I just asked recently if anybody knew of any good cranberry recipes after listening to a report that they are even healthier for us than previously thought. This looks so delicious -can't wait to try it!! xo

  11. Yumm that looks so delicious! Perfect for the Christmas season :)

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