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Apple-a-Day Casserole

 Apple-a-Day Casserole
This sweet-tart casserole is a fun change of pace from traditional vegetable side dishes. It's super-quick to prepare if you use a food processor to slice the apples and carrots. The unique combination complements chicken, fish and pork. -Elizabeth Erwin, Syracuse, New York
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 6 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

Directions

  • Combine apples and carrots; place in a greased shallow 2-qt. baking
  • dish. Drizzle with orange juice. Cover and bake at 350° for
  • 40-45 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and nutmeg; cut in butter until
  • crumbly. Sprinkle over apple mixture. Bake, uncovered, 10-15 minutes
  • longer or until the carrots are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 150 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.