No special cooking knowledge is needed for this fruity dessert recipe. You literally "dump" the ingredients into a baking dish, pop it in the oven and enjoy.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a very large bowl combine apples, cherries, pears, dried cranberries, vanilla and 1 teaspoon of the apple pie spice. Spread mixture in a 3-quart shallow baking dish.
In a medium bowl stir together cake mix and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice. Gradually add oil, tossing until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle cake mixture on top of fruit layer; sprinkle with almonds.
Bake about 70 minutes or until topping is golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
1 fat, 1 fruit, 1 starch