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Warm Baked Apple and Cranberry Crisp

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I do get a lot of inspiration from my CSA box.   If not only from the fact of me thinking hmmm…. what to do with this?  This past week I got a berry size container of fresh cranberries.   Honestly, the only time I’ve used fresh cranberries in cooking is at Thanksgiving for the cranberry sauce.  Since that holiday has come and gone, I thought they might go to waste.  Thankfully, that same day I got an idea.  I also had a large bowl brimming with honey crisp apples, what about making a warm baked apple and cranberry crisp.  Perfect! and it turned out awesome.  The cranberries add a tartness similar to a tart cherry cobbler.  I’m definitely going to make this one again.  Also I love the fact that this dessert is primarily fruit and spices, with a little bit of goodness from the brown sugar and butter to round out the flavor.  Not to mention oatmeal…. always good for heart health.

Warm Baked Apple and Cranberry Crisp
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 8
  • Calories: 230
  • Fat: 6.5
  • Saturated fat: 3.8
  • Trans fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 43
  • Sugar: 26
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 2

This is a perfect dessert for the late fall and winter when the apples are crisp and the cranberries are tart.
Ingredients
  • Filling
  • 5 medium to large apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup water
  • juice from one lemon or ½ an orange
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. your best cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • Topping
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. your best cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Combine apples and cranberries in a large bowl with water, lemon or orange juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg and toss to coat the fruit.
  3. Combine topping ingredients in a separate bowl and stir to form a crumbly mixture.
  4. Spray a 9″x9″ baking dish with non-stick spray and add the fruit mixture to the dish.
  5. Sprinkle crumb mixture on top
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes, apples should be tender.

 

myrdn

myrdn

Nutritionist, runner, yogi, gourmet chef, blogger, mother and wife

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