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HEALTHY RUSTIC APPLE & PEAR CRISP

rustic apple & pear crisp

An old favorite made healthy without losing any flavor. I could eat this all day long! I have left the skin on the apples and pears here but feel free to peel yours. Enjoy this classic!

Ingredients

Topping

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Wash apples well. Slice, core and dice apples and pears. In a large bowl (or right in your baking dish), combine apples, pears, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Mix well and layer into a 9 x 9 baking dish.

In a medium size bowl, combine oats, almond meal, walnuts, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and salt, mix well. Spread oat mixture evenly over the apples and sprinkle with a little cinnamon.

Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, or until apples and pears are fork tender. Let cool 5 – 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 6 generously

NOTES:

Make gluten free by using gluten free oats.

Feel free to use almonds, pecans or other nuts and seeds of choice in place of the walnuts.

Peel your apples if you prefer. I leave the skin on for the fiber and less work. Plus I love the rustic look and different colors the skin brings to the dish. If serving for everyday I don’t bother to peel the apples but if serving for company I may consider peeling them. You may also like to dice your apples a little smaller than shown or cut them into thin to medium slices.

Make this oil free and omit the coconut oil. Your crisp top will be a little bit dryer but still good!

Add fresh cranberries for a splash of color. This is especially nice around the fall & winter holidays.

Change the recipe to just be an apple crisp if you like, or vice versa.

From my heart to yours…Enjoy!

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