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Monday, January 2, 2012


In winter we all seem to gravitate more toward comfort foods. Maybe it has to do with the cold, dark days. One of my favorite comfort foods is apple crisp. Today Cloris offers up a yummy version. -- AP

(serves 8)

4 cups Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1” pieces
2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal (not the quick-cooking kind)
1/2 cup packed lt. brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 stick unsalted butter, melted

In a large bowl mix together apples, crafberries and granulated sugar. Spoon into a greased 2-qt. baking dish.

Mix together the oats, brown sugar, flour, and walnuts. Stir in the melted butter. Sprinkle oatmeal mixture evenly over the fruit mixture.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm or cold.

And this is so yummy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. -- AP


Kathy said...

Since the number one new year's resolution is to lose weight, I think Cloris should give us salad recipes for January and February. By the end of February, most of us have given up and quit our diets and will be ready for yummy desserts.

Jane R said...

This sounds delicious. Cranberries and apples are a great combination and this is a perfect winter dessert. Definitely going to try it!