Cranberry Apple Casserole

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The holidays are behind us now, but after all the rich entrees and desserts, here is a recipe that is welcomed by family and guests alike. Since time is sometimes limited, try this different side dish, which lives happily with ham, turkey, chicken or pot roast. It is tasty and quick to prepare.

Fruit Casserole:
3 Cups Apples, Peeled and Chopped
3 Cups Fresh Cranberries
2 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup Sugar

Combine apples, cranberries (if frozen, no need to thaw) and flour, tossing to coat. Add 1 cup sugar, mixing well. Place evenly in a 2 quart casserole and set aside.

Topping:
¾ Cups Pecans, Chopped
½ Cup All Purpose Flour
½ Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
½ Cup Butter or Margarine, Melted

Mix chopped pecans, flour, and brown sugar. Spoon topping over fruit. It will not spread evenly, due to its thickness. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Garnish with pecan halves or additional fresh cranberries, if desired. Serve warm.