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Mar 13, 2010
Category: Desserts
Prep Time: Less than 1 hr

PECAN CRANBERRY CHEW 
 posted in Care2 by Delia Quigley,
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     Yields: 3 cups 
INGREDIENTS
  2 cups pecans
  1/3 cup raisins
  1/2 cup dried cranberries

  (fruit juice sweetened)
  2 tablespoons xylitol
  (made from Birch Bark)
  1-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  1/3 cup brown rice syrup

METHODS
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with oil. Place the pecans on the parchment paper and bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and increase the temperature to 375 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl combine the raisins, cranberries and hot, cooked pecans.
3. In a small bowl combine the xylitol, cayenne and sea salt, and mix into the pecans/fruit. Add the rice syrup and stir to coat the mixture.
4. Spread the mixture onto the parchment paper and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until pecans are done and syrup is bubbling.
5. Remove and allow to cool. (Placing the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes makes it easier to peel off the parchment paper.)
6. Store in a container in the refrigerator and try not to eat it all at one sitting.
NOTE ON INGREDIENTS
Birch Bark Xylitol: I have used a birch bark xylitol rather than a corn based product. When purchasing make sure to read the labels. Xylitol is known for its ability to metabolize in the body without using insulin, benefits teeth and gums, and has shown to have other health benefits as well. You can purchase Xylitol via the internet.
Brown Rice Syrup: A mild tasting liquid sweetener only 20 percent as sweet as sugar. It metabolizes slowly in the body, however, diabetics should use with caution. It has a soft caramel flavour, which comes from cooking brown rice and barley malt and reducing the resulting mash to a syrup. Great substitute for corn syrup and the like.
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Delia Quigley
is an author, holistic health
counselor, natural foods chef, yoga instructor,
energy therapist and public speaker. 
Delia's blogs: brcleanse.blogspot.com and
brokenbodiesyoga.wordpress.com.
Delia's website go to www.deliaquigley.com
Check out http://www.care2.com/greenliving/pecan-cranberry-chew.html 

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