Cranberry Apple Pumpkin Bake – Blogger Secret Ingredient

This week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient is hosted by The Fitnessista and she chose cranberries!  I love cranberries.  Back in high school my favorite band was the Cranberries, and I loved to snack on Craisins – so much so that my screenname still has the word cranberry in it.  If you ever want to chat, ask me what it is icon smile Cranberry Apple Pumpkin Bake   Blogger Secret Ingredient  This recipe is full of fall flavours and I really enjoyed it.

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Cranberry Apple Pumpkin Bake


  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1.25 cups of cranberries (I used frozen)
  • about 3 cups of chopped pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients except the cheddar together in a bowl.
  3. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and pour in the mix.  Top with the shredded cheddar.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes.  ENJOY!  I think another great addition would be some chopped nuts on the top.  Try it out and let me know.

I had mine with delicious baked tofu:

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12 Comments on Cranberry Apple Pumpkin Bake – Blogger Secret Ingredient

  1. mi
    26 October, 2008 at 12:49 am (6 years ago)

    woah. that looks GOOD. chopped nuts would be a great addition too!

  2. Erin
    26 October, 2008 at 3:58 am (6 years ago)

    Wow, that looks truly amazing! I’m so serious! I starred this post so I can make it someday :)

  3. gina
    26 October, 2008 at 5:28 am (6 years ago)

    this looks WONDERFUL! i’ve got you in the contest :D
    sweet and savory, mmm mmm!
    happy sunday :D

  4. caitlin
    26 October, 2008 at 6:04 am (6 years ago)

    i love the cranberries too “do ya have to let it ling-er, do ya have to let it ling-er, hey hey hey?”

    yummy bake!

  5. Lindsay
    26 October, 2008 at 6:04 am (6 years ago)

    that looks amazing! so fresh & colorful – all of fall’s flavors rolled up into one dish :)

  6. Meghann
    26 October, 2008 at 6:15 am (6 years ago)

    Yum! Great BSI entry!

  7. ttfn300
    26 October, 2008 at 9:26 am (6 years ago)

    that looks fantastic :)

  8. Sharon
    26 October, 2008 at 11:32 am (6 years ago)

    Wow, it looks so colorful and delicious!

    Thanks for sharing! I actually just got some cranberries in the freezer. I’ll give you a shout out if I do try it! Thanks!

  9. Kristie
    26 October, 2008 at 2:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Mmm that sounds really great. Interesting combo of flavours. The sweet and savoury thing going on there must be delish :)

  10. Kelly Alesso
    26 October, 2008 at 8:01 pm (6 years ago)

    That looks tasty. The cheddar on top reminds me of how some people I know put cheddar on their apple pie. It’s one of those things that sounds weird at first, but some how the savory/sweet combo just works.

  11. Erica
    27 October, 2008 at 7:16 am (6 years ago)

    Oh my gosh this sounds just delicious! What a great idea!

  12. Happy Herbivore
    27 October, 2008 at 4:58 pm (6 years ago)

    i finally got my hands on cranberries (and bought 3 bags for lack of self control) its time to play it the kitch with cranberries!