HI there,

Welcome to the Holiday Edition of New Classic Recipe. For the next two months, I will be sharing recipes and stories celebrating Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas. I am still accepting stories and recipes. So, if you would like collaborate with me, please leave me a note in the comments. My first story and recipe comes from my friend, Nancy.

“This recipe comes to me from Jane and Jim Evans. They are a longtime Haddonfield couple who are talented in so many ways. They were avid antique collectors and tennis players.

We had the pleasure of several Thanksgiving dinners together and the food was terrific. They are still active seniors and enjoying their grandchildren.

My family enjoys this as a side with our dinner, as a dessert and sometimes the next morning for breakfast!”

Cranberry Apple Crisp

“Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Simple and just the right amount of tart and sweet.

3 cups of peeled Granny Smith apple slices

1 and 1/2 cups of fresh cranberries 

1/2 cup sugar 

1 tsp cinnamon 

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup brown sugar( packed)

Lemon juice 


Preheat oven to 350

Butter a 1 quart casserole

Mix apples with cranberries and sugar and cinnamon 

Sprinkle with 1 tsp lemon juice


Mix butter, flour and brown sugar 

Sprinkle over top of apple, cranberry mix and bake.

Most times I double this recipe and place in a larger pan


  1. My hubby loves apple crisp and would enjoy this one with cranberries. I will be making it for him soon. Of course I will have some too. I would love to share a holiday recipe with your readers if you are still accepting them. xo

  2. Bernadette, this sounds delicious and although I’ve made something a bit similar – Apple Crumble – I love the addition of cranberries here! Perfect for all the celebration gatherings in the months ahead!

    BTW. I’ve sent you a message regarding sharing one of my recipes and story behind it – sorry for taking so long to get back to you but I now have everything ready and happy to forward to you. Can’t wait to hear from you. Wishing you a lovely rest of the week. xx

    • Cranberries are definitely in the either like or dislike category. It would be interesting to make it half and half and see if the pink color permeates the other side. Anyway, have a lovely weekend my friend.

  3. Yum! I could never, ever tire of anything with this combination of apples and cranberries! And a crisp has all the best things about a dessert without being fussy. Well done! And Jane’s suggestion of having it for breakfast? She’s my kinda gal!

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated. If you like this recipe, please give it to your friends.

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