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    Apples or pears are a delicious seasonal fruit and an easy way to eat more heart healthy soluble fibre. Rather than bake a pie with a fatty crust, make a whole grain crumble. You can use a homemade topping or a natural muesli, as in this recipe.

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    Filling:
    6 cups (1.5 L) organic apples, washed and sliced
    1 cup (250 mL) prunes, coarsely chopped
    1/8 tsp (.5 mL) liquid stevia
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) whole wheat or spelt flour
    2 tsp (10 mL) cinnamon

    Crumble:
    2 cups (500 mL) natural muesli
    1/4 cup (60 mL) blackstrap molasses
    1/4 cup (60 mL) natural fruit juice
    1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
    1/4 cup (60 mL) cold-pressed walnut or safflower oil

    Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Place fruit in large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix stevia, flour, and cinnamon. Add to fruit and mix well. Place fruit mixture in a large baking dish.

    In the same large mixing bowl, combine crumble ingredients (muesli, molasses, juice, cinnamon, and oil) using your fingers or two knives to mix thoroughly. Sprinkle over fruit mixture.

    Bake 50 to 60 minutes. Serve warm or cold. Serves 6.

    source: "A Detox Menu", alive #269, March 2005

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