Cranberry Orange Apple Crisp: Baking with PAM Cooking Spray AND a Giveaway!

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 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray

It’s here.  The holiday baking season has arrived!  Mountains of cookies and pies, tarts and candies, cakes and cobblers, it’s all just waiting to be made!

I love the holidays for many reasons, but I do truly enjoy locking myself in the kitchen and baking up a storm for my friends and family.  If my apron is not sufficiently covered in flour at some point during the holiday season, I just haven’t worked hard enough.

I love entertaining during the holidays, but if you’ve read my blog before, you know that I also like to spend time with the people I’m actually entertaining.  There’s nothing worse than having friends or family over, and then having to spend the entire time working instead of enjoying each other’s company.  I’m all about figuring out bits and pieces that can be made ahead, so that my time with my company is well spent.

This is a great make ahead dish for a holiday party.  It has all of the warm spices of the holidays, cranberries bursting with tart flavor nestled in with sweet apples, and a hint of orange to bring it all together.

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I start by preparing my fruit.  I peel and chunk up my apples, zest and juice my orange, and just give my cranberries a good rinse.  Then, they were tossed in a large bowl along with some sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Now, we all know what a sticky mess baked fruit can be.  That’s why I always make sure that I spray my baking pans ahead of time with PAM Cooking Spray.  I’ve used the bargain brands, and there really is a difference.  PAM simply works, and their new formula leaves 99% less residue on your bakeware, making for hassle free cleanup, and a hassle free holiday baking spree.  Plus, with 0 calories per serving, it makes a great alternative to shortening or butter.

So, before I piled my fruit mixture into my baking dish, I made sure to give the dish a quick spray with PAM.  Then, in went the fruit.

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Next, it was time to mix up the crumb topping.  Into my stand mixer went some flour, sugar, brown sugar, oatmeal, salt, and two sticks (It’s the holidays. Don’t judge.) of chilled butter.  I mixed it all together until the mixture was nice and crumbly.

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Then, I topped my fruit with most of the topping.  I wanted to make sure that the fruit was able to bubble through in some places, so I left about 1/2 cup of the topping in the bowl.

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As you can see, it was still packed with topping!

At this point, I covered it with plastic wrap and popped it in the fridge for a few hours, until we were sitting down to dinner with our guests.  Then, as we were eating, I baked it up.  Like I said, make ahead dishes are the key to my holiday gathering happiness!

It was delicious, perfect for the season with the spiced orange, apples, and cranberries popping under that buttery, oatmeal crisp.  We all thoroughly enjoyed it, topped with a heaping scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

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Adapted from Ina Garten

Cranberry Orange Apple Crisp: Baking with PAM Cooking Spray AND a Giveaway!
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
For the Fruit Filling:
  • 5 firm Gala Apples
  • ¾ cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tsp. freshly grated orange zest
  • freshly squeezed orange juice from ½ of that orange
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
For the Topping:
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 sticks cold butter, diced
  1. Preheat the oven to 350*F.
  2. Peel and core the apples and slice into large chunks. Place the apple chunks, cranberries, orange zest, orange juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl, and stir to combine well.
  3. Spray a 10 inch pie plate (or similar baking dish) with PAM Cooking Spray, and pour the fruit mixture into the dish.
  4. Mix the topping: Combine the flour, sugars, oatmeal, salt, and cold butter in the bowl of a stand mixer, and mix on low-speed for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle the oatmeal mixture over the fruit, covering as much of the fruit as possible.
  5. *At this point, you could cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill it until you're ready to bake.
  6. Place the baking dish on a cookie sheet, and place in the oven. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until the top is toasty brown and the fruit is bubbling.
  7. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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43 thoughts on “Cranberry Orange Apple Crisp: Baking with PAM Cooking Spray AND a Giveaway!

  1. This looks so good! I can’t wait to try this recipe! My tips revolve more around the kitchen…I like to be organized in the kitchen! Clean out the refrigerator before you start holiday baking or holiday meal preparations. I always check my stock of reusable and leftover containers and get more before I’m in a “pinch.” I also try not to make brand new recipes for the first time at a holiday meal with friends and family; I try them out a few days ahead at least! 🙂 happy holidays and thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

  2. Looks great!! I try to remember to buy all the spices, nuts, candies, etc… that I use for the baking I do every Christmas before the Season is in full swing. I hate having to run back out, or go to more than one store because my usual place doesn’t have something I need. Awesome giveaway, Happy Holidays!!

  3. I am so excited to have found this blog!
    My favorite holiday cooking tip is to prep as much food ahead of time as you can. Follow in the footsteps of our great chef’s. Get everything ready to cook – chopped, diced, minced, portioned, thawed – and place everything carefully in organized and labeled containers. So when the big day comes, you have more time to spend with your friends and family and there’s less of a mess, too!

  4. Tips? You don’t need tips! You’re a kitchen wizard!
    Though my favorite tip is delegating.

  5. my tip is to go to the Carlisle’s for the Holiday meal!! JK!!! I too get everything I can ready the day before. I even will set the table the day before. The day off is then just putting stuff into the oven!

  6. My surviving the holiday cooking tip is, like most things in life, to leave some margin. I’m always so tempted to pack in one more appetizer or one more side dish when hosting people. Or host one more cookie exchange, or holiday get together. Make sure I prioritize what’s important. Keep things simple. Makes everything holiday related much more enjoyable – including cooking!

  7. To get through the holiday baking season I like to start early and do a little bit each day while keeping in mind that your family and friends are not getting together to feast, they want to spend time together, so three kinds of cookies is fine instead of 6, and four appetizers is cool, instead of 8…

  8. This dish was delicious! The oranges and cranberries added the perfect amount of tartness. As for my cooking tip, I’m really enjoying cooking with my kids as they are getting older. Cooking as a team helps make the work and the clean up go faster. Plus my kiddos are learning valuable cooking skills.

  9. My tip: Always have treats for your guests (planned and otherwise). Having a warm plate of cookies at the ready not only makes your guests feel special but can make you feel like you are Santa’s most clever elf – and it’s not as difficult as you might think!

    On the long thanksgiving weekend, take and hour to make several batches of a basic sugar cookie recipe. Roll the uncooked dough in half dollar sized cylinders, wrap in waxed paper and store in the freezer.

    Once you have done this prep work, the rest is easy! After you have greeted your guests and stowed away their gloves, hats and coats, pre-heat your oven, slice the cookies and bake on a baking sheet liberally sprayed with Pam cooking spray (i like the butter flavored when making cookies) – so simple!

    For some added holiday magic, you can always top the cookies (before baking) with thin caramel candy slices, candy cane crumbles, sugar in the raw, small Hershey kisses, pumpkin-pie spice or any of your favorite holiday treats or flavors – the sky is the limit!

    Enjoy and happy stress free holiday entertaining everyone!

  10. Cupcakes are always popular. For the holidays, use your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe and add some peppermint extract. Crumble some crushed hard peppermint candies on top for a pretty holiday treat. I also like to buy a popular brand’s white chocolate covered peppermint snowflake pretzel and stick one on the top of each cupcake. Pretty!

  11. This looks delicious. My best tip is to make mashed potatoes ahead of time with cream cheese in them. That makes them able to be frozen with out tasting yucky. (Also butter and half and half). Thaw, then just pop the 9×13 pan in the oven along with everything else. Christine your blog is the best. Wishing I could do some cooking as I sit here recovering from hip surgery! (Let’s just say Jeremy is slowly learning.)

  12. Can’t wait to make this one! My holiday “tip” – be generous. It’s not any harder to make 10 dozen cookies than a two dozen, so just plan on the time. I love giving away baking to friends and neighbors. My biggest planning issue is always making sure I have enough cute tins, plates, etc. to use to give away the goodies in.

  13. I like to make dishes that use some pre-made parts. A favorite of mine is a Pumpkin Butter Cheesecake Pie made with the heavenly pumpkin butter from Kozlowski Farms…yum!!!

  14. My best holiday cooking tip would be to have Thanksgiving at a relatives house so they do all of the cooking. Otherwise, prepare as many of the dishes as possible the night before so they only have to be thrown in the oven,

  15. It’s the not the greatest tip but one I teach my children every time that we cook…. clean as you go! When all is said and done your kitchen is clean and you can enjoy the dinner at the table without having to worry about tackling a huge mess afterwards!

  16. Beautiful! Can’t wait to try it. 🙂

    My tip is to know what you’re great at, and what your limitations are. I make amazing (if I may say) chorizo and potato empanadas. That is, I make amazing filling. I don’t make great dough and crusts, so I buy those. Nobody who’s had my empanadas has ever complained that I use store-bought crust! And Pillsbury probably loves me because I give all the credit to them. 🙂

  17. To make a pie crust I like to freeze butter then grate it into “chips”. I then dust those chips with flour and keep them frozen for when I want them (making note of the measurements of both the butter and the four)!

  18. My tip is to use some crockpot recipes, especially a mashed potato one that you can prepare and leave in the frig up to one week in advance.

  19. This looks fabulous and is now on my menu…..I can make the day before and just heat while we are eating. Wonderful!!

  20. This looks so delicious, I kind of want some right now. 🙂

    Stopping over from SITSSHAREFEST.

    My holiday tip is to not go crazy. Try out cookie recipes as you find them and if you like them, you can stick with them. No pressure to make 900 types of cookies. One or two will be just as yummy!

  21. Love Le Creuset cookware! My best tips are 1) plan ahead by creating a menu and schedule, 2) cook and freeze as much as possible in advance, and 3) delegate! Don’t try and do everything yourself. Have friends and family bring food to the part.

  22. I plan way ahead and try to be organized by prepping things ahead of time. I do this by making list after list after list, so I don’t forget anything. It just keeps me on track so I can get it all done. 🙂

  23. Le creuset is awesome! My tip is make something you KNOW is good. I once hosted a family dinner using a new recipe that turned out “eh”. Now I always make sure to use a recipe I have tested and tried a few times!

  24. For family holiday dinners, we all make a part of the dinner & bring it to the home of whomever is hosting. Cuts down on the work, stress & expense of the host & since we all have dishes we’re experts at & dishes we’re just eh at, we end up with a pretty fantastic meal.

  25. I use cocoa powder instead of flour to dust my pans when baking chocolate cakes. No white residue on the cake!

  26. Sounds very similar, but using the sous chef method of pre prep as much as possible as my tip. Who wants to spend the day entertaining via the kitchen?!? The point of sharing a good meal with friends and family is to actually interact with them. I prep veggies, dishes, etc. a day or 2 in advance – depending on the dish. That way, it’s faster to cook, and easier to spend time with the ones that are most important!

    Can’t wait to try your recipe – thanks for sharing!

  27. After cooking, rest your meat for 8 min./ lb. This allows the proteins to reabsorb the juices leaving you with moist meat every time. This also frees up your oven space to bake the rest of the items for your holiday meal.

  28. I do a lot of prep …i make cookie doughs and freeze them in rolled ziplocs, and i also chop lots of onions, bellpeppers and celery for seasoning my stews and soups….and freeze them also. I also make chicken and beef stock and store in ziplocs in the freezer. Oh! And butter ……somehow I end up using massive amounts during the holidays so I always stock up.

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