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Easy Apple-Cranberry Crisp Recipe

Fresh fall fruits are what make this quick take on the classic crisp super special.

Is there anything better than a baked apple treat on a crisp fall day? There's just something about the fruit that evokes the feelings of autumn and colorful leaves. And while apple pie is a classic American treat, there are plenty of other ways to incorporate apples into your fall recipe selection.

Take, for instance, this apple-cranberry crisp. Combining the delicious taste of apples with cranberries, oats, and walnuts, this dessert is pretty much fall in a bowl. Plus, you can make it in a pressure cooker, so there's not a lot of elbow grease (and dirty dishes) required. Once the ingredients are assembled, all you have to do is set the pressure cooker for 30 minutes and let it take care of the hard part.

And while apple and cranberry are traditionally autumn flavors, there's no reason you can't make this tasty treat year-round, too. Who wouldn't want more home-cooked desserts in their lives? We think this apple-cranberry crisp recipe fits the bill for an easy, healthy dessert you'll love.

Nutrition: 210 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated), 16 mg sodium, 29 g sugar, 2 g protein, 5 g fiber

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup regular rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
6 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 1/2 pounds cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
3/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp cornstarch

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How to Make It

  1. In a 6-quart electric pressure cooker, melt butter on the sauté/browning setting. Add oats, walnuts, 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Cook, uncovered, 5 to 8 minutes or until oats and walnuts are starting to toast. Transfer mixture to a plate to cool.
  2. Add apples, cranberries, brown sugar, and the remaining 4 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon cinnamon to cooker. In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice and cornstarch. Add to apple mixture and stir to combine. Lock lid in place. Set on high pressure to cook 30 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. Open lid carefully.
  3. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with oat topping and serve warm.

Eat This Tip

Doing advance prep? Soak the apple slices in a solution of half a teaspoon of kosher salt to one cup of cold water to keep them light-colored and crispy until you're ready to cook.

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