Last week at Montessori was the week before the winter break. Naturally, some of the teachers and parents brought in desserts and things to share. The one that stood out the most was this, a recipe from Miss Green's Great Aunt "Neeny" -- whose real name is Phyllis -- called Cranberry Casserole. It is wonderfully easy to make and it is even more delightful to devour! I made it this evening in individual casserole dishes for Boyfriend and myself -- because we would have eaten the full size -- but the recipe provided is family-sized.
INGREDIENTS 3 CUPS OF CHOPPED APPLES --Honeycrisp are my favorite and you can buy a bag full of small-medium sized apples for about $4 at Kroger. 2 CUPS OF RAW CRANBERRIES 1 CUP OF SUGAR -- I substituted Stevia in the Raw, 30 packets equals 1 cup of regular sugar but has no calories. 1 1/2 CUPS OF QUICK-COOKING OATMEAL 1/2 CUP OF BROWN SUGAR 1/3 CUP OF FLOUR 1/2 CUP OF MELTED BUTTER -- I used half of suggested amount to conserve calories and it wasn't bad, but I could definitely tell a difference from Miss Green's original batch. However, boyfriend said he "couldn't imagine it tasting better than it does", so that's a good review for less butter!
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a 2-quart casserole dish, combine apples, cranberries and white sugar (or sprinkle Stevia across apples and cranberries). Mix remaining ingredients and spread evenly over the apples, cranberries and sugar.