I am not a baker. I have never claimed to be good at making desserts, but I can make some great “fake outs.” I make desserts that are VERY easy, but look fancy and taste good. In the fall you cannot go wrong with a pear or apple crisp. Even though there are no oats in this recipe and I used gluten free flour, you definitely do not miss anything. Fruit with cinnamon, sugar and butter = GOOD. Tastes good. Makes your house smell good. I know, I know..you’ll have too many Halloween treats around this week, but this is healthy 😉 It’s fruit!
Pear or Apple Crisp
3 pears (or apples) diced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, diced
½ cup of flour (I like to use Cup4Cup gluten free flour)
4 Tablespoons of brown sugar
Mix fruit, lemon zest and juice with the cinnamon, nutmeg and 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar in a medium sized bowl. In another bowl, use your fingers or a pastry cutter to mix the butter, flour and brown sugar. Spray a small casserole dish or I used these mini All-Clad bakers (2 of them). Add in pear or apple mixture and then top with flour mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes on top of a cookie sheet in case the mixture overflows. Let rest for about 5 minutes before digging in.
TIP: Put it in the oven just before you sit down for dinner. That way its ready to serve by the time you are done.
For fall meal ideas to pair with this crisp, check out these past blogs (Reminder: some recipes are from before our family changed out diet, so make sure you substitute gluten free items or contact me and maybe you’ll see a gluten free version in an upcoming blog!)
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