Cranberry Crisp; no power – again!

We had some friends over for dinner last night and I wanted to do something Christmas-y for dessert.

For me that means cranberries. So last week I sent mon mari off in search of the elusive (here) cranberry.

He was successful.

Then I went in search of an was cranberry recipe.

I was successful.

I found this fantastic Cranberry Crisp recipe. Even though I had to scroll through far too many photos to get to the details, it was worth it.

It was the first time our friends had tasted fresh cranberries…. We were all happy.

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Cranberry Crisp

Fresh cranberries, pecans, and orange zest make this easy, flavorful dessert perfect for the holidays.
This makes enough for 8 – 12 servings. When I make it again, and I will, I’ll cut the recipe in half.and use an 9 x 9 baking dish.

  • Author: Katie Zeller
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert


  • 2 cups (9oz, 260gr) flour
  • 1 cup (7.5oz, 220gr) brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup (8oz, 240gr) butter
  • 24oz (720gr) fresh cranberries, rinsed
  • 1 cup (4.5oz, 125gr) roughly chopped pecans
  • zest from 2 oranges
  • juice from 1 orange (1/2 cup, 4oz, 120ml) 
  • 1 cup (7oz, 210gr) white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (1.5gr) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (1.5gr) nutmeg
  • 1 tsp (3gr) cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60gr) butter


  • Mix flour and brown sugar. 
  • With pastry cutter cut in butter until crumbly
  • In separate bowl combine cranberries, pecans, zest, juice
  • In another bowl combine sugar, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • Combine cranberry mix with sugar mix, stirring to coat cranberries well.
  • Spread cranberry mixture into a 9 X 13 (22.5 x 32.5) baking dish.
  • Dot with 1/4 cup butter.
  • Spread flour / sugar mixture evenly over the cranberries.
  • Bake, uncovered, until golden brown 400F (200C) for 45 – 55 minutes. 


Rinse the cranberries and go pick through them, discarding any that are completely soft. Our oranges are big and 1 orange gave 4oz of juice. Use the 2nd orange if needed. You could use a mixer or food processor to cut in the butter.

Keywords: cranberry, crisps, orange

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We had high winds and pouring rains again last night. This morning, the phone / internet was out but the power was on.

I called the phone company (they’ll come on Tuesday), set my mobile up as a hotspot for brief internet usage, and went about my day.

Then mon mari decided to see how much of the phone line was down. He walked to the top of the hill and saw this.

There was a tree a little further on that was laying across the road, on the power lines which then, in turn, took out the phone line.

It was a mess.

We had to walk under / around this:

It was good that we hadn’t planned on going anywhere today because we couldn’t maneuver the car around and between the downed lines.

Still – we had power…. until we didn’t.

I was just thinking about baking some Christmas cookies when the power went out in the whole area.

It’s back on now – but for us it will be off again tomorrow when the power company people come to untangle and re-attach all of the lines.

I hope they get it done before the phone company comes on Tuesday to sort out their lines.

Christmas cookies are going to be late this year…. Good thing we have some leftover Cranberry Crisp.

5 thoughts on “Cranberry Crisp; no power – again!”

  1. Cranberries have never featured big in my life…except in tins!! Australia and Morocco are just not the places where they are common

  2. I have a recipe for a cranberry crisp I’ve used forever. No orange in it though. Just cranberries. I love cranberry anything though. I would be really depressed if I couldn’t find the cranberry stuff I love. I buy the bags after Christmas when they’re 75% off and toss them in the freezer. Throw a few in a Riesling or some Champagne or Moscato…delicious!

    • I’ve never done that…. What do you do about the bad berries? Can you tell before thawing? There are so many – probably close to 15% in the ones I buy.
      My annual search for cranberries is legendary in these parts lol

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