Apple-Cherry Crisp
July, 2005

Serves 8 / Whether your allergy is caused by weeds and grasses or foods, certain nutrients may be able to help. Quercetin, found in foods such as apples and cherries, is a powerful antioxidant and can act as a natural antihistamine. Because wheat and dairy are common allergens, they have been eliminated from this recipe.

3 cups chopped red apples (skin on)
2 cups fresh cherries, pitted and halved
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup brown rice flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1-1/2 cups rolled oats or rice flakes
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup canola oil

1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine chopped apples and cherries. Drizzle with honey and toss gently to coat. Add cinnamon and lemon juice and toss again until well mixed. Transfer to a 1-1/2-quart casserole or pie dish lightly coated with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine all topping ingredients except oil and mix well. Add oil and toss (mixture will be crumbly). Sprinkle on top of apple-cherry mixture. Bake for 40–50 minutes until lightly browned.

Sources: James Rouse, ND, and Debra Rouse, ND.

PER SERVING: 324 cal, 35% fat cal, 13g fat, 1g sat fat, 0mg chol, 5g protein, 51g carb, 4g fiber, 142mg sodium