Yesterday I decided to take the time to search my cookbooks for the perfect recipe for the cranberries I had bought before thanksgiving that were still in the refrigerator.
My desire was to please everyone! Everyone being the seven that are under our roof at this time; some of whom say cranberries are not good unless you sweeten them a lot as well as those who say too much sugar is bad for you.
Most of the recipes called for at least 1 1/2 cups of sugar for the 2 cups of cranberries; but one used only 1/2 c. of brown sugar. Finally by combining two recipes I came up with the following:
- 3 – 4 cups chopped unpeeled apples
- 2 cups cranberries
- 6 oz apple juice concentrate
- 1 T. flour
- 1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup quick or rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
Place apples and cranberries in 2-quart baking dish with flour and juice concentrate. Melt butter and brown sugar; add oats and nuts. Sprinkle this mixture over apples and cranberries. Bake uncovered, 45 min. at 325 degrees.
We ate it with our meal as a side dish but it would also work for a dessert. These were the comments:
- Usually I’m tempted to eat dessert too fast but this recipe was good because the slight tartness slowed me down.
- Can we have seconds?
- I like the topping (meaning the oats and brown sugar) the best. Less cranberries would be better.
- I normally don’t like cranberries, but the apples offset their tartness enough to be a very pleasing taste that I enjoyed.
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