Almond Granola with Dried Fruit

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2012, America's Test Kitchen TV

We’ve had it with the overpriced (and underwhelming) store-bought stuff. For homemade granola with real bite, what you need is some bark.

SERVES Makes about 9 cups

TIME 1¼ hours, plus 1 hour cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Store-bought granola suffers from many shortcomings. It’s often loose and gravelly and/or infuriatingly expensive. We wanted to make our own granola at home, with big, satisfying clusters and crisp texture. The secret was to firmly pack the...

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