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Healthy Recipes > Desserts & Snacks > Coco-Nutty Fruit Bake

Coco-Nutty Fruit Bake

Cook Time

30 minutes

Servings

15
Coco-Nutty Fruit Bake

Publish Date: April 19, 2009

April 2009 Customer Recipe Winner: Laine Boyd

Put sliced, unpeeled apples in a Ziploc bag with the cinnamon and shake to coat all pieces. Refrigerate while you proceed with the rest of the recipe. Will keep 24 hours.

Put all the dried fruit, except the dates, in a bowl, and cover with the boiling water. If less than 2 cups covers the fruit, that is fine. Let sit about 20-30 minutes, while you proceed with the rest of the recipe. Mix the walnut pieces and coconut shreds with the maple syrup (or honey) and set aside.

In a 13x9 baking dish, melt the butter and coconut oil in a 350° F oven and tilt to coat pan and mix. Toss the apples and cinnamon in the pan until coated, and spread to cover evenly. Drain the water from the dried fruit (reserving water to cook carrots, rice, etc., in for later, if desired). Mix the fruit together and sprinkle evenly over the apples. Sprinkle on the chopped dates.

Bake at 350° F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top with Maple-coated walnuts and coconut. Return to oven for 6-8 minutes. Delicious warm. It keeps well and can be reheated in a 350 degree oven.

Chef's Inspiration: "I thought how good [apples, walnuts and raisins] would all be baked together for dessert, and gradually, this recipe evolved. As soon as we tried it, we liked it, and made no alterations at all. This has taste, texture and is not overly sweet."

Serving suggestions:
Scoop a generous serving straight from the oven and place in glass stemware; then drizzle a tablespoon of vanilla bean ice-cream over the warm fruit and nut mixture. You can also prepare coco-nutty fruit bake in advance and reheat at 350 for 10 minutes just before serving; 7-ounce ramekin cups nicely hold a personal-size dessert serving. This versatile dish also makes a great snack either chilled or consumed at room temperature.

Makes 15 servings. Serving size 1.0 bar.

Nutritional Breakdown (per serving):

Calories 251, Fat 14 grams, Protein 3 grams, Sodium 4 mg, Carbohydrates 31 grams, Fiber 4 grams

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