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Freggie Dare Weekend Challenge Day 2 - Healthy Fruit Dessert Recipe

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Almost three years ago we received "orders" to a new posting in Michigan from San Diego County, California and I thought I had been exiled. Now as we prepare to move, it is with a heavy heart that I am leaving this beautiful state that I have come to love and consider home. Cherries are just one of many things that will always remind me of Michigan. Go Wings! emoticon

I'm giving this a 4 forks up!

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Fresh tart cherries can be hard to find, which is why we add some dried ones to boost the flavor of this crisp. If you have access to fresh tart cherries, use 3 pounds and omit the dried fruit. Serve with vanilla low-fat ice cream, if desired; a small (1/4-cup) scoop will add 55 calories and 0.5 grams of saturated fat to each serving.

Cooking Light JUNE 2011

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
Hands-on:30 Minutes
Total:1 Hour, 35 Minutes
Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
Calories: 277
Fat: 7g
Saturated fat: 3.3g
Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
Protein: 3.3g
Carbohydrate: 52.2g
Fiber: 5.5g
Cholesterol: 13mg
Iron: 1.5mg
Sodium: 103mg
Calcium: 36mg

1 cup dried tart cherries
1 cup boiling water
2 pounds sweet cherries, pitted
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cooking spray
3 2/5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3/4 cup)
3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1. Combine dried cherries and boiling water in a small bowl; cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 375°.

3. Combine dried cherries with soaking liquid, 2 pounds sweet cherries, and the next 4 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a large bowl; stir well. Let stand for 15 minutes.

4. Pour the cherry mixture into a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until thick and bubbly.

5. While cherry mixture bakes, weigh or lightly spoon 3.4 ounces flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, almonds, and salt in a medium bowl, and stir well. Combine butter and almond extract in a small bowl, and drizzle over oat mixture, stirring until moist clumps form.

6. Remove cherry mixture from oven, and sprinkle evenly with the streusel topping. Bake an additional 20 minutes or until streusel is golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes; serve warm
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    @HOLDINGMYOWN - It says 277 calories for the serving.

    That looks so yummy!
    Good luck with the move.
    I live in Michigan, but spent many years in San Diego (as well as wherever else the military sent me!)
    You will grow to love the new place, as well.
    And you will ALWAYS have cherries!
    3206 days ago
    emoticon Read through this twice but then again I AM getting old emoticon
    For the 2/3 cup serving what is the calorie count?
    This looks DELISH!!~~YUMMY~~
    I am from the BLC Teal Troopers....hope your challenge is going well! emoticon emoticon
    3206 days ago
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