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From, "California Sizzles...Easy and Distinctive Recipes for a Vibrant Lifestyle," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.

INGREDIENTS for Crisp:

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

  • 3/4 cup walnuts chopped


INGREDIENTS for Filling:


  • 8 large tart green apples, peeled, cored and cut into

  • 1/4-inch slices

  • 1-1/3 cups cranberries

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice


INGREDIENTS for Maple Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup


TO PREPARE:

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Butter a 9 x 13-inch pan.
2.  Mix first 6 ingredients in a small bowl.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Stir in walnuts. Cover and refrigerate.  (Mixture may be prepared 1 day ahead).
3.  Combine apples, cranberries, sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl; toss gently.  Transfer fruit to prepared dish.  Sprinkle refrigerated topping over fruit.
4.  Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes.  Uncover and continue baking until apples are tender and topping browns, about 40 minutes.  Cool slightly.
5.  Prepare Maple Whipped Cream: In a large bowl, whip cream to soft peaks.  Beat in 1 Tablespoon of syrup. Taste, adding more syrup if sweeter flavor is desired. Continue whipping to firm peaks.
6.  Spoon crisp into bowls.  Top each with a dollop of Maple Whipped Cream and serve.

SERVES:  8 - 10

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