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Brown Butter Cranberry Apple Crumb Bars

Fresh Apples and Cranberries make this classic crumb pie perfectly festive and a delicious Thanksgiving Dessert.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Additional Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 55 mins
Course: Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 bars


  • 1 and 1/2 cups cranberries about 6 ounces
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cup finely diced apples
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • In a saucepan, combine the cranberries, granulated sugar and water. Bring to a boil and simmer until all the cranberries have burst and the sauce is thickened stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
  • Brown the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Watch it closely as it can go from brown to burnt within a few seconds. Let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Stir together the browned butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, oatmeal and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined and crumbly.
  • Press half of the mixture in a well greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Stir together the cranberries with the apples and spread on top of the crumb base. Top with the remaining crumb mixture. Bake in a preheat oven for 26-28 minutes. Let cool.


Serving: 1bar