Tart Cherry-Berry Crunch
Since cherries are known to have anti-inflammatory properties, this recipe may be a sweet way to ease pain.
2 cups frozen pitted tart cherries
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 green apple, cored and diced
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1-1/2 T cornstarch
1/2 cup unsweetened cherry juice
Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup steel cut rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
2 T whole wheat pastry flour
2 T olive oil
1/4 teaspoon iodized salt (optional)
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a bowl, toss together the cherries, berries, apple, brown sugar and almond extract.
In a cup, mix the cornstarch and juice and add to the fruit mixture, stirring well. Pour the mixture into an 8-inch-square baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Mix together the remaining ingredients. Crumble the mixture on top of the fruit.
Bake 30 minutes. Broil 1-2 minutes to lightly brown topping.
Nutrition per serving: calories 218, total fat 12 g, saturated fat 1.21 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 100 mg, carbs 28 g, fiber 3.25 g, total protein 3.21 g