Paul Decker of New York presented Bella Viva with this marvelous desert as an entry in our Online Bake Off. We awarded his recipe first prize ($100 Bella Viva Certificate) based on: taste, quality, revelant use of dried fruit and ease of baking. We invite you to experiment with any and all of our delectable dried fruits in this tasty desert recipe. Thanks Paul!
-1 cup Bella Viva Dried Apricots or Dapple Dandy Pluots, chopped
-1 cup Bella Viva Dried Peaches, chopped
-1 cup Bella Viva Dried Cranberries and/or Golden Raisins
-4 Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced (skin on), 4-5 cups
-1 cup chopped walnuts
-1 cup oats
-1 cup brown sugar (more or less according to taste)
-1 tsp. cinnamon
-¾ cup butter or margarine
-pinch of salt
Mix dried fruit with enough water to cover in a saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Simmer until fruit is reconstituted and the water is absorbed. Mix with the apples and put mixture in a greased or sprayed baking dish.
Mix topping ingredients (lower list) and sprinkle over fruit.
Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until topping is brown and crispy. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.