Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Crunch

This dish goes great with a dollop of yogurt or ice cream.
Body+Soul, November 2009
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield Serves 6
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  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries (fresh or partially defrosted frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 small or 2 large McIntosh apples (about 1 pound), peeled if desired, cored and cut into 1 1/2 inch wedges
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 sheets phyllo dough


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. In an 8-by-8-inch baking dish, toss cranberries with cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Drizzle with 1/4 cup honey. Arrange apples on top of cranberries in one layer, skin sides down. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons honey. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  2. Melt together butter, remaining honey, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Working with one sheet of phyllo at a time and keeping the others covered with plastic wrap, brush very lightly with butter mixture. Lay a second sheet over first and brush with butter mixture. Repeat with one more sheet. Tear the phyllo crosswise into 4 pieces, and loosely crumple (as you
    would a tissue) as you place on top of the apples. Repeat with remaining three sheets of phyllo and butter mixture.

  3. Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce to 350 degrees. Bake until juices bubble in center and apples are tender, 40 to 50 minutes more. If top darkens too quickly, tent with foil. Cool 30 minutes.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (2)

  • 3 Dec, 2012

    This is quite good. Very easy to make and feels much lighter than your average apple dessert for fall. I love that it uses honey instead of sugar and that it has the added punch of cranberry - a great addition.

  • 23 Nov, 2010

    I am a diabetic who has lost over 150 pounds by God's grace and guidance. I am not yet to the weight considered to be healthy for me but am getting close. Could you supply the nutritional info on this recipe so I can make it for my family and myself? Thank you. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!