Gluten and dairy free apple and pear crisp


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In light of my recent commitment to losing weight, I am trying to cut down on my baking of gluten and sugar laden desserts.  Along the same line as my recent Gluten free mixed berry fruit crumble,  I thought I would try a slightly different variation.

I had some pre-sliced apples on hand ( I have to admit they are not really all that great) and some containers of pears in juice, so I threw together this crumble.  It’s really easy and has few ingredients; most of which you probably already have on hand.

I like the “crisp” a little more than the crumble.  It has a nice texture and is just sweet enough.  I think I would get fresh apples if I was going to make this again.  The pre-sliced apples don’t taste very good, but they are ok in this dessert.  You can find the original recipe here.   I did not have raisins on hand, and I left out the nuts.  Here is my version.

Ingredients:

3 granny smith apples, peeled and chopped (or presliced equivalent)
2 medium pears, chopped (or two Dole fruit cups, drained)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup light brown sugar, unpacked
1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon and nutmeg
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup gluten free measure for measure flour
2 tablespoons dairy free sticks, cut into pats

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350.  Coat an 8×8 pan or round baking dish with cooking spray

In a small bowl, mix apples, pears, and lemon juice together.  Pour into greased pan.

In another small bowl, mix together flour, sugar, spices, and oats.  With your fingers,  rub in the dairy free stick pats until mixture is crumbly.  Sprinkle evenly over fruit.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until topping is slightly browned.

Serve warm or cold.

Would you make this?  Let me know in the comments!

 

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