Cranberry crumble is a festive and delicious classic dessert that is perfect for the holidays. It is packed with a tart cranberry pecan filling and a buttery, crumbly topping. The fresh cranberries give the crumble a tart and tangy flavor, while the topping adds a buttery richness that is simply irresistible.
One of my favorite parts of any holiday meal is the cranberry sauce. I know, I know. There are so many delicious sides, and of course, the turkey, ham, or prime rib. They’re all delicious, for sure, but nothing’s better than pairing some turkey and stuffing with that sweet, tangy flavor of cranberry sauce. Well, nothing until now. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce my cranberry crumble! It takes all the sensibilities of cranberry sauce and crumble desserts and smashes them together into one amazing dessert that just screams happy holidays. This delicious crumble is the perfect sweet treat for fall and all of your holiday gatherings.
This delicious crumble starts with a homemade cranberry filling that’s simple, sweet, and tangy and has a lovely crunch thanks to chopped pecans. I top it with a sweet crumble topping loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and more chopped pecans to create a dessert that’s full of holiday flavor and tons of texture. It’s great for almost any occasion from holiday gatherings to family desserts, or even simply snacking.
Why You’ll Love This Cranberry Crumble Recipe
- It has the perfect balance of sweet and tart, it is easy to make, and the sweetness along with the tartness make this cranberry crumble simply irresistible.
- The buttery topping adds a delicious crunch and richness to the crumble.
- It’s versatile and can be enjoyed warm or cold. It can be served with a variety of different toppings, such as vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to name a few.
- It is also a festive dessert to serve during the holidays.
Cranberry Crumble Ingredients
You’ll only need some simple baking ingredients to make this recipe. Aside from the cranberries and maybe the pecans, you probably have everything you need in your kitchen right this minute.
- All purpose flour
- Light brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground nutmeg
- Chopped pecans
- Fresh cranberries
How to Make Cranberry Crumble
Making this recipe is incredibly simple and straightforward. It only takes a little layering and baking. You don’t even have to simmer the cranberry mixture!
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Then, spray a 2-quart baking dish or a 9×9 baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.
Step 2: Make the Topping
Whisk the flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a medium bowl. Then, cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Finally, stir in the pecans.
Step 3: Make the Cranberry Filling
Add the cranberries, sugar, and chopped pecans to a large bowl. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes. Then, pour into the prepared baking dish.
Step 4: Bake
Sprinkle the crumb topping over the filling and bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes until the topping is golden brown and the cranberries have burst and are tender.
Step 5: Cool
Let the crumble cool for 10 to 15 minutes and enjoy!
- Leave your butter pieces in the refrigerator until ready to cut them into the crumble so they’re as cold as possible.
- Be sure to fully coat the interior of your baking dish with nonstick spray so the crumble comes out easily.
- Add your pecans to the crumble topping last so it’s easier to cut the butter into it.
Variations, Additions, and Substitutions
- Chopped walnuts will work in place of pecans.
- Use your favorite fruits or berries to create different crumbles.
- Try adding a pinch of cloves or allspice to the cranberry mixture.
- Lemon zest makes a great addition to the cranberry mixture.
What to Serve with Cranberry Crumble
Cranberry crumble is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. It’s also lovely with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea. It also makes a great sweet addition to breakfast and an amazing dessert at holiday meals.
Cranberries are generally available from September through November.
In most cases, frozen cranberries can be used in recipes that call for fresh.
When stored properly, cranberries can last for up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator. If you freeze them, they’ll last for up to a year.
You can make the filling in advance and refrigerate it for up to 2 days before making the topping and then baking it.
Yes. Cranberry crumble freezes very well and will last for up to 3 months when stored correctly.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Cranberry Crumble
Refrigerate this crumble for up to a week in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap. For longer storage, freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
To reheat the crumble, place it in a baking pan, cover it, and bake at 350 until heated through.
Try This Delicious and Easy Cranberry Crumble Recipe Today
This cranberry crumble is a delicious dessert or sweet snack perfect for the fall and winter and makes an especially wonderful holiday dessert. The classic sweet and tangy flavors of the cranberry mixture pair perfectly with all your favorite holiday dishes, so you’ll want to make this again and again! You’ll have to if you want your friends and family to leave you alone!
More Delicious Dessert Recipes You’ll Enjoy
These Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls are so easy to make and use store-bought cinnamon rolls and a cranberry orange mixture and a brown sugar pecan crust topping is added, then they are baked and drizzled with a sweet glaze. So delicious!
- 4 cups fresh cranberries
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup pecans chopped
- Preheat the oven to 375° and spray a 2-quart baking dish, or a 9×9 inch baking dish, with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together until combined.
- Cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Stir ¼ cup of pecans into the mixture.
- In a large bowl, add the cranberries, ¼ cup sugar, and 1 cup chopped pecans. Stir to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes, stir and then pour into the prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle crumb topping over the cranberry mixture.
- Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the cranberries have burst and are tender.
- Let cool for 10 -15 minutes before serving.
- Optional: top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Here are a few pics that are perfect to save to your favorite Pinterest boards on Pinterest. Also, you can follow us on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. Remember to “like” or “follow” us on all social media.