Friday, June 17, 2011
For Friday, June 17th, 2011
Strategically created in the middle of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, this day is the perfect opportunity to re-introduce a healthy portion of vegetables into your diet. No doubt about it, Eat Your Vegetables Day was created to promote a more heallthy diet.......for life!
On this day, you are encouraged to eat vegetables for every meal, and for a snack. Any additonal vegetables at meal time today will honor the event, as well as make you a little healthier.
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg and allspice
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons water
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
6 sheets phyllo pastry
In large bowl, toss together apples, oats, cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. In small bowl, blend butter with water. In third bowl, combine bread crumbs with sugar. Arrange 1 sheet of phyllo on parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet with 1 long side facing you. Brush with some of the butter mixture; sprinkle with rounded tablespoonful of the crumb mixture.
Repeat with remaining phyllo, butter mixture and crumb mixture, stacking to make 6 layers. Spoon apple mixture in strip along bottom edge of pastry, leaving 1-inch border. Roll up into cylinder. Score diagonally just through top layer into 8 to 10 slices. Brush with any remaining butter.
Bake in center of 350 oven for 50 to 60 minutes (or 1 1/2 hours if frozen, covering with foil if top is browning too much) or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown. Let cool slightly. Slice at score marks to serve.
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