Cranberry-Apple Cobblers

The abundance of apples this time of year takes dessert to a whole new level.  The possibilities are endless and a welcome change from fruits of summer.

I love apple pie but it’s fun to change it up a bit.  These Cranberry-Apple Cobblers are a festive, fuss-free ending to a special meal.  I love how the bursting cranberries ooze over the sides of the dish. 

For those of you who have an aversion to pumpkin desserts, this would be a great ending to your Thanksgiving meal.  It’s sweet and tart with a great variance in texture.  If you don’t believe me you’ll have to try it yourself.

This is also my entry into World Food Day hosted by Val over at More Than Burnt Toast.  The objectives of World Food Day are to heighten our awareness to world hunger and bring to our attention what we can do about it personally.  We’re going to need dessert at this event, so here it is Val!

Let’s make it now…

Here’s what you’ll need to whip these up: Apples, an orange, fresh cranberries, walnuts, butter, all-purpose flour, eggs, vanilla extract, golden raisins, salt and powdered sugar.

In a large bowl, toss together sliced apples, 1 cup fresh cranberries, 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts and 1/4 cup golden raisins.

Butter four 5-inch quiche dishes or individual pie pans.  Spoon apple mixture evenly into prepared dishes. 

In another bowl, combine 2 eggs, 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, butter, the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons orange zest, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/8 teaspoon salt.  Stir with a fork until smooth. 

Spread the topping evenly over the fruit mixture.

Bake about 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until topping is golden and fruit is tender.  Cool slightly on a wire rack.  Sift powdered sugar over the tops.  Serve warm.

Enjoy with your coffee.

Imagine these on your holiday table….

Words are not necessary here, are they?

Cranberry-Apple Cobblers
Adapted from Holiday Cooking

2 medium baking apples (such as Granny Smith, Jonathan, Rome Beauty or York Imperial), peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup golden raisins
2 eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons orange zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar

In a large bowl, toss together sliced apples, cranberries, 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, walnuts and golden raisins.

Butter four 5-inch quiche dishes or individual pie pans.  Spoon apple mixture evenly into prepared dishes. 

For the topping, combine eggs, all-purpose flour, butter, the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, orange zest, vanilla extract and salt.  Stir with a fork until smooth.  Spread the topping evenly over the fruit mixture.

Bake about 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until topping is golden and fruit is tender.  Cool slightly on a wire rack.  Sift powdered sugar over the tops.  Serve warm.


Halloween signs everywhere, here’s a look at one…yes, there’s more to come.

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  1. ELRA 1

    Oh Cathy….
    They look so perfect, so delicious, so mouth watering. I really really want to try this recipe. I am sure they taste very good!

  2. No, words are not necessary. But also because the mouth would be busy take care of them!

  3. Becky 3

    Those cobblers look delicious! And your pictures are so tempting.
    The sign is adorable, too!

  4. Barbie with a T 4

    These apple cranberry desserts look delicious and easy to prepare! We just had baked Granny Smith apples for dessert last evening, and while those were very tasty, they were missing something and I think it is the batter topping that this dessert provides. I wish this entry had been a day earlier! But we will be using this recipe next time we have apples and cranberries on hand. More Halloween? You are something else with all these cute decorations. Do you have Halloween string lights outside your home too? I bet you do.

  5. What neat dessert! They look almost too pretty to eat but it’s something I’ll try.

  6. Dee 6

    Great entry, Cathy! All the entries I’ve seen so far were savoury, so this wonderful.

  7. Lori 7

    note to myself: QUIT reading this blog the very first thing in the morning with coffee! Cathy, I want some. Right now. This just looks amazingly delicious. My daughter’s coming in this weekend from Chicago, these would be such perfect treats. Yum. And easy to make, too.

  8. Oh thank you!! I need some good apple ideas–I literally have 10 million apples in my kitchen!!

  9. Lori 9

    Wow, looks simple and delicious! You’re right, this is a great idea for ending on something other than pumpkin pie.

  10. Steph 10

    These look wonderful. Cranberries are my favorite this time of year.

  11. Deeba 11

    Absolutely gorgeous Cathy…what a beautiful entry to WFD. Love the haloween picture too.

  12. Those running juices are making me drool, Cathy.

  13. You come up with the greatest treats! Every day I keep thinking you can’t get better–and you do!

  14. Another great recipe…why don’t you have your own restaurant? It would seriously be the best place to eat. :)

  15. Wow! We both posted Cranberry Apple recipes. Freaky! I love the pumpkin topping. Looks yummylicious!

  16. Marlene 17

    Ohhhh, I want some right now. I am on the plane coming over to your coast. If only in my dreams.


  17. Fran 18

    Yum! Everything you make looks delicious!

  18. Pam 19

    Can I come to your house for dessert? These look divine! I love the photos – my mouth is drooling.

  19. Marjie 20

    These are cute little numbers. I love the little dishes. Heck, I love anything that’s “little”!

    I always have an abundance of Thanksgiving desserts. I figure that just because I love pumpkin pie doesn’t mean everyone else does. And I want them not to. You guys can love the cake, I’ll keep the pumpkin pie!

  20. Kathy 21

    I was over at Twisted Fencepost reading her Halloween story and thought I would go visit some of the contributors to the story, so here I am. I am enjoying my visit to your blog. The cobbler sounds and looks wonderful, I think I’ll have to give it a try.

  21. Oh man, my mouth is watering in a serious way. Another great recipe I emailed to my mom. Hope she makes it for me soon.

  22. Harmony 23

    This look great…and very festive for the fall season, I just know my hubby would love them!!!

  23. There is NOTHING in that dish that I don’t like. And, because it’s full of fruits and fabulous fiber, I would totally convince myself that it’s healthfood (isn’t it?).

    PS – I channeled you last night, did you get a shiver? I went to pick up cat food and came back with $80 of MORE Hallowe’en decorations for an already decked out house. Gotta love this time of year…..

  24. OMG those look fabulous. I will have to make them soon. I LOVE apples and cranberries … and walnuts … oh my I love it all. I’m thinking anyone would love these and I’m digging that you can do them as individual treats.

  25. WOW – Those just explode off the screen – They look so amazing. What a great idea to make them in individual portions. Love that…

  26. Tammy 27

    Okay…you made me do it…I just licked my computer screen.
    My toast just didn’t cut it this morning….

  27. Liz C. 28

    This dessert looks absolutely divine, but my family would string me up if I served anything other than my pumpkin pie. I think it would make a lovely Christmas dessert though. ;-)

  28. These look wonderful! They are a great choice for me as Mr. SGCC hates pumpkin! Also, your photos are perfection!

  29. Alisa 30

    You had me at cranberries. I’m kind of glad we’re not neighbors. No offense, I just think you’d get sick of me sitting on your front porch with drool hanging off myself.

  30. Deborah 31

    I love the look of the dripping cranberries, too!

  31. jessy 32

    That looks like the pertect fall dessert, or anytime dessert for that matter!

  32. Erin 33

    Oh, those are just too yummy for words. They want me to eat them. I’ll be there in a few hours.

  33. Sandie 34

    These individual cobblers are a terrific idea—very useful. Between you and RecipeGirl, with your apple/cranberry combinations, I’m in heaven.

    For the record, that is one FULL cup of coffee you have in these photos! (I would have spilled it everywhere…)

  34. OOooooo I love cranberries and this recipe will be made this weekend for the family and served with some vanilla bean ice cream :o)

  35. dawn 36

    What a drool-worthy creation. And you are so right, this is perfect with coffee.
    Gorgeous photos Cath.

  36. blair 37

    I want to go to your house for dinner every day, especially during fall.

    One of the sad things about getting your posts by email is that while I get to read them with the frequency you write them, and therefore salivate at every recipe post… the problem is that I get all the benefits without the easy chance to come over and thank you for putting such fantabulous stuff out there.
    Thank you, I love your blog!

  37. These look delicious and I love that they’re in invidual dishes.

    I am one of those anti-pumpkin people, so apple desserts at Thanksgiving are a big deal for me.

  38. I think the button to my jeans just popped off.

  39. Biz 40

    All I can say is that this will definitely be on my Thanksgiving table!

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  40. Beverly 42

    Oh my that looks so yummy this will be another one to try! I hate pumpkin so this is right up my ally!

  41. Beautiful colours. I’d love to pick up some little tart (quiche) pans.

  42. Seriously, if you’re looking for a family to adopt, I think we could be available!!

    I don’t know how you do anything else other than cook delicious meals?! Wow!

  43. Bunny 46

    This looks great! I love the look of that crusty topping !

  44. Another one for our must try file.I just love this blog.

  45. The cobblers look delicious. I have tons of apples here that I picked up when I went to the mountains this weekend. I’ve made two apple pies and am searching for more apple recipes….thanks!

  46. pam 49

    These look great. I love an individual dessert.

  47. This looks wonderful Cathy. I will add your delcicious treat to our conga line of international dishes Thank you so much for supporting our event:D

  48. Cassie 52

    Now see, I wouldn’t waste my time buttering individual dishes… I’d throw it in one big one and eat it all myself. LOL!

  49. Daziano 53

    I just discovered cranberries and I’m loving them!

  50. wiffy 54

    just look at the sauce oozing out from the side! This is the perfect dessert :)

  51. I’m not a fan of tart desserts. But OMG they look absolutely beautiful.

  52. Calista 57

    I am really thinking bed and breakfast here. My family has not been to your part of the country. Do you have extra rooms? Hee-Hee

  53. Yay for cranberry + apples! Cobbler sounds like a great idea for the pairing!

  54. nina 59

    I will never be able to wait till next fall..
    I think I will still find a few apples that are good enough. Wow, this looks so delicious!

  55. sharon 60

    Anyone with an aversion to desserts just doesn’t deserve one of these! Just kidding….that’s just about everyone in my family, but me! THese are gorgeous. I need to go apple picking.

  56. Paula 61

    Wow, the photos here are amazing! When I first saw that baked goodie, I thought it was a cookie on top! This looks terrific and would be devoured by my spouse in, let’s say, 12 seconds!

  57. grace 62

    i’m sorry to say that one of these would not be a sufficient dessert for me. portion control? i laugh. i’d eat two, at the very least. :)

  58. Looks divine !! I can’t wait to try this recipe out ;-))

  59. Today is World Food Day Cathy. Come on over and join the conga line. Thank you for all your help in spreading the word. Now let’s DANCE!!!!!

  60. greetings from oregon, welcome and bring on your heavy equipment! very exciting! i am going to make these fabulous tarts along with the pork tenderloin below… thanks for the idea. that pork in my fridge was calling me to dress it up with something different.
    thanks for visiting birdtweets :)

  61. wow – these are elegant and beautiful and i know how good they must be just by the ingredient list and of course the great pics.


  62. Lo! 68

    Great event! See… I missed this one, so you shouldn’t feel badly about overlooking blog action day :) This recipe looks stunning.

  63. Chris 69

    Oh wow- yum! I’m going to try these out this weekend. My family will love these. Thanks for the recipe!

  64. Cheeto 70

    O.M.G after seeing that cranberry apple tart recipe, I think I love you!

  65. marysol 72

    You’re right. Words aren’t necessary, but free delivery and a fork would be appreciated. I hope I’m not imposing, much.

  66. Kevin 73

    An apple cranberry cobbler sounds like a really nice seasonal dessert. I like the raisins and walnuts in it and the topping looks great!

  67. The dessert… the decorations, but your photogrpahy. Cathy… you take great pictures!

  68. Oh My! This recipe was fabulous!

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