From Eleanor Brown, food consultant, at The Oaks at Ojai in Ojai, California
Makes 14 servings
1/2 cup apple juice concentrate
1⁄2 tablespoon arrowroot
3 cups fresh cranberries, washed
3 cups Granny Smith or Newtown pippin apples, sliced
1 tablespoon brown rice flour
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄2 cup rolled oats
1⁄4 cup Grape-Nuts1
2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate
French cream, nonfat yogurt or low-calorie sour cream
1 Grape-Nuts is a registered trade name of Kraft Foods, Northfield, IL.
1. Combine 1⁄2 cup apple juice concentrate and arrowroot, and whisk together in a medium saucepan. Stir over low heat to thicken. Mixture will be thick and clear. Microwave option: Combine in a 4-cup glass measuring cup, and microwave for 2 minutes, until thick.
2. Toss cranberries, apple slices, brown rice flour and cinnamon with the apple syrup mixture. Place in a 9” x 12” baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.
3. Toss rolled oats, Grape-Nuts and remaining 2 tablespoons of apple juice concentrate together in a small bowl to moisten cereal. Sprinkle over cranberry apple mixture.
4. Bake at 350˚ F for 40 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Serve warm or chilled. Top with French cream, nonfat yogurt or low-calorie sour cream.