Healthy is Delicious: Cranberry Power

When we think of cranberries, many of us think of that lovely deep-red can-shaped gelatin blob at Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t do this superfood justice. Cranberries are a legitimate super food you can enjoy all year. They’re packed with vitamin C and fiber, weigh in at just 45 calories a cup, and have great disease-fighting antioxidant properties. In fact, cranberries top just about every fruit and vegetable in antioxidants, bested only by blueberries. The unique tart taste of cranberries pairs brilliantly with sweeter fruits like apples. WebMd features this Cranberry Apple Crisp perfect for cold winter nights. It’s also a great recipe for sous chef help!

Cranberry Apple Crisp

5 cups tart apples (about 6 medium apples), pared and sliced

1½ cups fresh or frozen cranberries

1/3 cup sugar

½ cup all-purpose flour

½ cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ cup butter


Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

Layer apples and cranberries in pan, sprinkling with sugar as you layer.

Make topping: Mix flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Work in butter until light and crumbly. Sprinkle topping evenly over apples and cranberries.

Bake 45 minutes or until apples are tender.


CALORIES 210 (25% from fat); PROTEIN 1g; FAT 6g; CARBOHYDRATES 39g; CHOLESTEROL 15mg; FIBER 3g; SODIUM 64mg.

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