Spa Cuisine Recipe: Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cranberry Apple Crisp

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.