Fruit Crisp

Serves 6 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: 60 Minutes

Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat oven to 350° F. Have ready an unbuttered 8 x 8 inch baking dish, a 9 inch pie pan, or a 10 x 6 inch oblong glass baking dish.

Thaw any of the following frozen fruit or use fresh fruit:

Apples

Nectarines

Peaches

Mangos

Papaya

Blueberries

Blend 2 cups dry Uncle Sam’s Cereal in blender or food processor until looks like bread crumbs.

Stir together with a fork in a small bowl:

1½ cup blended Uncle Sam’s Cereal

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes Soft Baking Butter (Olive or Canola), melted

Whisk together thoroughly in another bowl:

½ cup packed sugar, Splenda or Stevia (adjust according to package directions)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

Spread one-third of the crumb mixture evenly in the bottom of the baking dish. Distribute half of the fruit in the dish. Sprinkle with half of the sugar mixture and then with:

1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Cover with another third of the crumb mixture, the remaining fruit, the remaining sugar mixture, and:

1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Cover with the remaining crumb mixture. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake until fruit is nearly tender when pierced with a skewer, about 30 – 40 minutes. Uncover the dish. Increase the oven temperature to 400° F and bake until the cobbler is browned, about 10 minutes. Serve warm in bowls. Add frozen yogurt if desired.

Judy Caplan is a registered dietitian with a private practice in preventive health in Reston, VA. Her children’s book, Gobey Gets Full – Good Nutrition in a Nutshell, is now available. Visit www.gobefull.com for more information about Judy and her company, Nutrition Ammunition. Her web site is http://gobefull.com/.

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