Cranberry-Apple Casserole

Cranberry-Apple Casserole

One great way for a home gardener to use some of his or her yard space is to plant species with multiple benefits. Like apple trees or cranberry bushes. Apple trees will grow in USDA zones 4 to 8b, covering most of the US. Cranberries are a little pickier, preferring the colder zones of 3 to 7. If you already have blueberry bushes planted, you can add cranberries underneath, since both prefer acid soil. Just be sure to keep all three of these away from your black walnut!

The blooms of fruiting trees and shrubs provide nectar for pollinators. And if you're willing to share, blueberry bushes will be enjoyed by songbirds, as well.

Now here's a delicious something you can use either as a side dish or as dessert. Simple and good!

Cranberry-Apple Casserole

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place in

9" x 12" casserole

dish:

2 cups whole cranberries

3 cups diced apples, skins on

Sprinkle over the top:

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

Mix together in a separate bowl:

1 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup flour

1/2 cup nuts (pecan or walnut are delish)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 stick of melted butter

Once these are all mixed, dump into the casserole dish and spread over the fruit.

Bake for 45 minutes. Reheats well. Also good cold!

Sources:

Associated Content

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National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

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NSAIS

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