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Apple/Cranberry Crisp on the Barbecue

This is a wonderful dessert to prepare on the barbecue grill. The wonderful aroma wafting from the barbecue will make you hurry with the main course just so you can have dessert. It's a perfect dessert to take along camping. The dry ingredients for the topping can be mixed at home and put in a zipped plastic bag. And the rest can easily be prepared at the campsite.

  • 5 medium sized apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats, I used 1/2 cup quick cooking and 1/2 cup large flaked oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  1. Filling: Combine sliced apples and cranberries in a bowl, squeeze lemon juice over mixture and mix to prevent browning. Stir in sugar.
  2. Brush melted butter in a 10" cast iron skillet.
  3. Pour apple mixture into skillet.
  4. Topping: Mix together, sugar, rolled oats, flour, and cinnamon.
  5. With a pastry blender cut in melted butter and vanilla until crumbly.
  6. Spread crumbles over apple mixture.
  7. Preheat the barbecue grill to 375ยบ.
  8. Turn off one of the burners and place skillet over that burner for indirect cooking. 
  9. Cover the barbecue lid.
  10. Cook for 40 minutes, move skillet over to a burner that is turned on and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until the apples are tender and bubbling.
  11. Remove skillet from the barbecue.
  12. Serve crisp warm. I served it with frozen vanilla yogurt.
Leftovers are delicious with yogurt the next morning.


  1. Ohhh that does sound like a fun idea! I can just imagine the aroma... it might just call in the neighbors. ☺

  2. I can almost smell it now... I will have to try it this weekend or for an upcoming family gathering.

  3. Betty - that sounds wonderful! What a great idea and recipe. I have so enjoyed seeing all the pictures and stories of you dear gals at the book launch in your's and Charlotte's "neck of the woods". What a delightful time and experience!!!


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