Upside-Down Cranberry Crunch Recipe & Favorite Desserts

moms of many manageThis week the 4 Moms are sharing some favorite dessert recipes.

Be sure to visit the other 4 Moms:

KimC at Life in a Shoe
Connie at Smockity Frocks
Headmistress at The Common Room

Upside-Down Cranberry Crunch

This recipe is one of my favorite, non-chocolate desserts. It is best when served warm with homemade whipped topping. 


3 cups fresh cranberries (or thawed frozen cranberries)
1 3/4 cup sugar (divided)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup flour


Grease an 8 inch square baking dish. Layer in cranberries then sprinkle with 3/4 cup of the sugar and the pecans. In a mixing bowl beat remaining ingredients (including the remaining sugar) until smooth. Spread over cranberries, sugar and pecans.

Bake at 325 for 1 hour or until done. Loosen sides of crunch with a knife and immediately invert onto a serving plate.

Best served warm with homemade whipped topping.

Here are some of the fun desserts that have been featured on Raising Olives.

Best Peanut Butter Pie (Our favorite make-ahead company dessert)

Cranberry Pie

Chocolate Chip Brownie Cheesecake (favorite family dessert)

Nanaimo Bars

And just for fun, some ‘fancy’ cupcake tutorials:

Cowboy and Horse Cupcakes

Hamburger and Ant Cupcake

Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes

For lots more fun cupcake ideas and tutorials, check out Hoosier Homemade.


Visit the other 4 Moms for more desserts:

The Common Room

Smockity Frocks

Life in a Shoe


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6 Responses to Upside-Down Cranberry Crunch Recipe & Favorite Desserts
  1. Meghan V.
    February 9, 2012 | 9:48 am

    Your upside down cranberry crunch looks great! I have just one question. Is the recipe supposed to say SQUARE baking dish? Because I pretty sure that in the picture it is a circle….but I could be wrong. I was homeschooled…. 😀


  2. Jessica
    February 9, 2012 | 3:40 pm

    Oh that brownie cheesecake looks so delicious!!!


  3. Diana
    February 9, 2012 | 9:06 pm

    Thank you for the recipe! I have the cranberry crunch in the oven right now!!


  4. Paula
    February 10, 2012 | 8:15 am

    I have several bags of cranberries in tfreezer – I will be making the crunch for fellowship this week!


  5. Diana
    February 10, 2012 | 11:24 am

    And….. it was great! Thanks!! (Our son didn’t like it, but that just means more for me!!) I made it gluten free by using Pamela’s mix, and I also used straight frozen cranberries – just added about 15-20 minutes to the cooking time. Thanks again!


  6. Anita Chamblee
    February 10, 2012 | 5:01 pm

    I, too, have several bags of cranberries in the freezer. I think this dessert would be great for BREAKFAST one morning soon!! Yummy! We love cranberries, but usually combine them with apples in a cran/apple crisp…Oh, my!! Now I am hungry! Hope you are doing well!


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