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Apple-Cranberry Cobbler

Posted Sep 13 2008 6:57am

Your best bet for dialysis-friendly desserts are the low-potassium fruits. This recipe combines two of them, apples and cranberries. Since fall is here and apple season is upon us, this would be a good choice right now. Recipe is from Cooking Light, October 2004.

Crust:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup ice water
1 teaspoon cider vinegar

Filling:
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup dried cranberries
10 cups thinly sliced peeled sweet-tart apple (about 6 large)
Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. To prepare crust, lightly spoon 1 1/2 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place 1 1/2 cups flour, cornmeal and salt in a food processor; pulse 2 to 3 times or until combined. Add butter, and pulse 10 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. With processor on, slowly add the ice water and vinegar through food chute, processing just until mixture is combined (do not form a ball). Press gently into a 4-inch circle on plastic wrap; covr and chill 15 minutes or until plastic can be easily removed.

3. To prepare filling, combine sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add cranberries and apple; toss well to coat. Spoon apple mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

4. Unwrap dough, place chilled dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle. Fit dough over the filling. Fold edges under, flute. Cut several slits in top of dough to allow steam to escape. Bake at 425 for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes before serving. Serves 9.

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