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CUISINE: Warm Cranberry Casserole

Nov 7 2012

by Kate Spears

Cranberries are a wonderfully versatile food…tart and sweet, great in cold salads or dried as a snack. I had never eaten them hot until a few years ago when I got a fabulous church cookbook with this recipe in it. It’s one of those dishes that you can justify eating for breakfast because it has oatmeal in it. Just not too many days in a row if you want your pants to fit. And with the holidays approaching, it’s a perfect addition to your southern holiday table. It couldn’t be easier to make and people will want the recipe!

Hot Cranberry-Apple Casserole

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a two-quart casserole dish. Place in it the mixture of the chopped apples and whole cranberries. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and sugar. In a medium-size mixing bowl, blend to moisten the oatmeal, chopped walnuts, brown sugar and butter. Pour crumb mixture over fruit mixture. Bake uncovered for 75 minutes. Recipe claims to serve 10-12 (at my house…it usually serves 4).

Does your family have any particular holiday food traditions that you look forward to every year? For us, it’s just not the holidays without my great-grandmother’s oyster dressing and a relish tray. And this cranberry dish is also a favorite! (Here are a few more of my easy recipes via my blog, Southern Belle Simple). Hope everyone is enjoying November so far! It won’t be long til we’re eating turkey and then waiting for Santa!

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Kate Spears is a self-proclaimed Southern belle who grew up in a tiny town near Nashville, but now calls Knoxville home. She graduated from the University of Tennessee (Big Orange Country!) with an undergraduate degree in art history and a master’s in public relations & advertising. In 2009, she started her blog, Southern Belle Simple, with the simple hope of giving herself a creative outlet. She continues to be amazed each time it leads to a new opportunity and cherishes the relationships that are formed along the way.

Kate is passionate about family history, time-honored traditions, and her Southern heritage. Her people hail from across the South, from the Lone Star State of Texas to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. She grew up spending summers on her great-grandparents’ Tennessee farm where she developed a deep appreciation and admiration for people who could coax beautiful and delicious things out of a mound of dirt. She comes from faithful men, devoted women, hard workers and wickedly good cooks.

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  1. marykatherinejones

    I have a very similar recipe with the exception of adding in a can of drained pineapple tidbits. It is so good!

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