Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sometimes you've just gotta celebrate!

Ds raced in his first motocross race this weekend. The weather was bad. The track was a mud pit. And he thought he came in dead last. But he had a blast and since he'd worked so hard to get there, I decided to make a little something special to celebrate the occasion. Since I had several apples in the pantry that were starting to get a little old as well as a batch of strawberries I needed to use up, I decided that an Apple-Berry Crisp would be perfect. This recipe went together quickly and baked while I put the finishing touches on dinner, filling the kitchen with a great cinnamon-y aroma. A great way to get one of your daily servings of fruit. Mmmmm!

And as a bonus, when the race results were posted on the internet, ds didn't come in last. He was 6th out of 9. Something else to celebrate!

Apple-Berry Crisp

Ingredients for topping:
1 cup quick or old-fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

Ingredients For Filling:
4 cups thinly sliced and peeled apples, about 4 medium
2 cups sliced strawberries
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine topping ingredients and set aside. Combine filling ingredients and stir until fruit is evenly coated. Spoon filling into an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Sprinkle topping evenly over fruit. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to- 35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

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