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Baked Apples with Cranberry Granola

Apples. They are a staple fruit for us. They are especially big hits with the kids and their hungry friends.
Ages ago, I used to make baked apples with plain granola and brown sugar.  Now, I have found a way to cut out the extra brown sugar. I just don't add it!
Of course, the type of apple used makes a huge difference in the finished product.  Tart green apples need the sugar.  Red varieties don't. Since nobody around here likes raisins, I used a raisin-free cereal and added the dried cranberries instead.

These apples are fragrant and beautiful.  When you slice them open,  the red skin imparts a rosy glow to the apple's flesh.  They also happen to taste divine!

4-6 large apples, I used Red Delicious
3/4 cup granola cereal (I used Quaker Natural Granola cereal)
1/4 cup dried cranberries/ Craisins
2/3 cup cranberry-raspberry juice (or cranberry-apple juice)

1. Core the apples. Arrange in your baking dish.

2. Mix together the granola and cranberries.  Fill …