Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

Spiced baked fruit is an easy recipe to do and warms your home with the flavors of fall. Serve over ice cream, your morning oatmeal or eat by itself for a lighter sweet treat. 
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 3 pears, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup walnuts. chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, add in your sliced apples, pears, cranberries, lemon zest and juice, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt, toss until well combined. 
Melt the butter, rub a (11 x 7) baking dish or baking sheet with about 1 tablespoon butter on the bottom and sides, pour the rest into the bowl with the fruit. Toss until well combined. 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large bowl, add in your sliced apples, pears, cranberries, lemon zest and juice, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt, toss until well combined. 
Melt the butter, rub a (11 x 7) baking dish or baking sheet with about 1 tablespoon butter on the bottom and sides, pour the rest into the bowl with the fruit. Toss until well combined. On the last 15 minutes of baking, toss in the chopped walnuts if using.

Serve over pancakes, waffles, your favorite breakfast cereal, ice cream or just by itself.

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