Photo from’s Cinnamon Apple Crisp Recipe

My sister-in-law made an AWESOME apple cranberry crisp for Thanksgiving dinner.  I’m not typically someone who’s a big fruity-dessert person – but this was seriously yummy!

I asked for the recipe, and when I got it, I immediately knew why it tasted so good – lots of sugar and lots of butter.  Man, why do those two things have to be so bad for us?!

Anyway, since then I’ve been on the hunt for a good substitute recipe.  The first one I found sounded pretty good, but the blogger admitted that the crisp wasn’t really crispy.  What’s the point of having a not-so-crispy crisp?  I have no clue.

So, I decided to go back to Skinnytaste to see if she had anything, and ta-da!  A Cinnamon Apple Crisp recipe that still uses butter, but a lot less sugar, complete with a Crispy Crisp!  Considering it’s a dessert, the nutritional info per serving isn’t bad either: 242 calories, 6.8 g fat, 2.3 g protein, 49.5 g carbs, 4.5 g fiber, and 32.3 g sugar.

I plan to try this recipe at Christmas, but I will be substituting cranberries for the raisins.  Wish me luck and I’ll let you know how it turns out!


2 Responses to Cinnamon Apple Crisp

  1. Suzanne says:

    Hey, I found your post and don’t know how long ago you posted it but I wanted to tell you that I recently asked Gina at Skinnytaste to re-do a recipe I had that was an Apple-Cranberry Crisp. She agreed to do it and said it should be published on Skinnytaste soon. Just thought you might be interested since you mentioned the apples and cranberries in the original recipe you loved so much.