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  • Apple-Cranberry Almond Bake by Vernalisa

    VernaAlisa
    Posted November 17, 2005 02:05 PM

    I love almond paste desserts this one is TNT

    SOURCE*Odense Almond Paste
    Grated almond paste gives a convenient baking mix a homemade taste. This easy to prepare recipe feeds 8-10 hungry apple lovers, with all the mouth-watering flavors of fall.

    Apple-Cranberry Almond Bake

    3 Tbsp melted butter
    1 box (7 oz) Odense Almond Paste, grated
    1 & 1/4 cups all-purpose baking flour *see note below
    1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
    1/2 cup dried, sweetened cranberries
    1 tsp apple pie spice, divided
    Juice of one lemon
    4-5 small Granny Smith apples, approx. the same size
    1/4 cup milk
    Optional: vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

    *NOTE We used Bisquick in our recipe.

    1 Preheat oven to 400. Brush a 9x13 inch baking pan with 1 Tbsp of the butter.

    2 In a large bowl add: grated almond paste, baking mix flour, 1/4 cup of the sugar, cranberries, and 1/2 tsp of the apple pie spice. Mix with fingertips to incorporate ingredients and break up any large size pieces of almond paste.

    3 In a small bowl mix the remaining sugar with the last 1/2 teaspoon of apple pie spice. Set aside.

    4 Mix lemon juice with 3 Tbsp water in a medium bowl. Peel apples and slice in half (just either side of core). This will give you 8 or 10 halves and four or five thin center cores (with apple on either side).

    5 Carefully cut each half almost through (but not quite), spacing cuts about 1/4 inch apart. Add cut apple halves to lemon juice and toss to coat. Set aside.

    6 Grate remaining apple from center core slices. Discard core and add grated apple to almond/flour mixture. Toss to combine. Add milk and mix until moistened.

    7 Spoon batter evenly into pan. Press apples through dough into bottom of pan, making 2 lines of apples. You may only be able to fit 8 halves if apples are too large. Gently press batter back around edges of apples.

    8 Bake for 25 minutes or until dough is golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and serve warm. Top with vanilla ice cream if desired, or whipped cream.
    Last edited by fatkat; 08-05-2006, 04:05 PM. Reason: Ease of Reading
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