Recipe: Apple Cranberry Crisp


1/2 cupDried cherries (or raisins if not available)
Zest of 1 whole orange or lemon
1 cupSugar (or Splenda if desired)
1 tbsp.Flour
1/2 tsp.Ground ginger
1/4 tsp.Salt
3Granny Smith apples, large, peeled chopped (about 4 cups)
6-8 oz.Cranberries, fresh or frozen, cleaned, rinsed, drained
1/2 cupPanko crumbs (Japanese breadcrumbs) – use regular if not available
2 tbsp.Brown sugar
1/4 tsp.Ground ginger
2 tbsp.Butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven
  2. Prepare baking pan – use a 10″ quiche
  3. Soak the cherries/raisins if needed, in 1/2 cup warm water for 20 minutes, drain.  Combine them with the fruit zest in a small bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together, sugar/Splenda, flour ginger and salt.
  5.  Into the bowl, stir in the apples, cranberries, and dried cherries/ currants, and the zest.
  6. Turn this into the prepared baking pan.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together all the topping ingredients.
  8. Sprinkle over the top of the fruit
  9. Bake for 45 minutes until bubbly and many of the cranberries have popped.

Serve warm alone, or topped with 1/2 cup low-fat frozen yogurt.

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