Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.
Cranberry Apple Crunch
CRANBERRY APPLE CRUNCH
Panera Bread Restaurant Recipe
1 1/2 pounds Granny Smith apples (about 3 small), peeled, halved, and sliced
2/3 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons + 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shelled pistachios
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray or butter. In a large bowl, toss together the apples, cranberries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of flour. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
In a food processor, combine the pistachios, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, salt, butter, and remaining 1/2 cup of flour. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spread the topping over the fruit and bake until golden brown and bubbly, 35 to 45 minutes. Serves 6.
Note: If you don’t have pistachios, use pecans, walnuts, or almonds instead.