$3.00 – serves 2
This is delicious and simple, but only possible for us when cherries are on sale. I look forward to summer for this reason. Rainer cherries are my favorite, but I’ll never pass up dark, sweet ones for the right price. I found this recipe through the Reboot Your Life website, which is marketed through the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead documentary. The doc is about an Australian businessman who was overweight and developed an autoimmune disease. He committed to only consume raw fruits and vegetables in juice form until he lost weight and reversed his disease. It’s a great documentary because he achieves his goal, but also ends up changing the life of an unlikely character that comes along.
Though I haven’t joined the Reboot Movement, I sometimes go to their meal plans for juice recipes, which are a pleasure to read, even if you aren’t a devotee.
As you chop the fruit for this you might consider skipping the baking and just eat it raw. It’s good that way too, but baking brings all the tartness down and turns the fruit into velvety jewels of juicy sweetness.
I tried the recipe with raisins previously and found it to be too sweet for me, so I omitted raisins for this time around.
- 1 fresh gala apple, cored and chopped
- 1 cup of pitted and sliced dark cherries
- golden raisins
- cinnamon and freshly-ground nutmeg to taste – I used about 1/8 tsp of each
- Heat oven to 375
- Combine all ingredients in a baking dish, mix well to distribute spices
- Bake for 35 minutes
- Mix fruit well to distribute the cherry juices and serve!
This is very scrumptious served with soy yogurt. I love how the cherry juices continue to darken the apples as it cools.