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 :)  This recipe is full of fall flavours and I really enjoyed it.

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:

12 Comments on Cranberry Apple Pumpkin Bake – Blogger Secret Ingredient

  1. mi
    26 October, 2008 at 12:49 am (7 years ago)

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

  2. Erin
    26 October, 2008 at 3:58 am (7 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 (7 years ago)

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

  4. caitlin
    26 October, 2008 at 6:04 am (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago)

    Yum! Great BSI entry!

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

    that looks fantastic :)

  8. Sharon
    26 October, 2008 at 11:32 am (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago)

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

  12. Happy Herbivore
    27 October, 2008 at 4:58 pm (7 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!