How to Eat a Pomegranate

Written by Westborn Market. Posted in Frontpage Blog, Fruit, Produce, Recipes

Everybody is loving pomegranates these days, and for good reason! They have a delicious sweet and mildly sour flavor and can be used for so many things. Not to mention, pomegranates are loaded with healthy antioxidants. A compound, found only in pomegranates, called punicalagin, is shown to benefit the heart and blood vessels. It not only lowers cholesterol, but also helps to lower blood pressure. Regardless of all these wonderful benefits, a lot of folks are clueless when it comes to how to seed and eat a pomegranate. You’re not alone, it’s kinda tricky… so, that’s why we are here to help! We’ve mapped out the exact steps to take in order to properly seed and eat a pomegranate (and without a big, juicy mess!)
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Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Written by Westborn Market. Posted in Dessert, Fruit, Gluten Free, Michigan, Recipes

Summary: Made with certified gluten-free granola from Jessica’s Natural Foods!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (approximately 4) Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-12oz bag of Jessica’s Vanilla Maple granola
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Butter an 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together apples, cranberries, white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cornstarch. Place evenly into baking dish.
  3. Cover the dish tightly with foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until fruit is soft.
  4. While fruit is baking, place butter and brown sugar in food processor and pulse until mixed. Add granola and pulse until well combined and crumbly.
  5. Remove apples from oven and sprinkle granola mixture evenly over top. Bake, uncovered, for about 5 minutes watching carefully to ensure granola does not burn.
  6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Variations

Maple Apple Crisp
Substitute ¼ cup pure maple syrup for white sugar. Use dried cranberries or cherries instead of fresh cranberries.
Bake as indicated above.

Fruit Crisp
Substitute 6 cups of your favorite fruit (e.g. pears, cherries, berries, peaches, apricots) for the apples.
Bake as indicated above.

Number of servings (yield): 6

Recipe Courtesy of Jessica’s Natural Foods.