Apple Pear Crisp is an easy, comforting fruit meal made with all natural HEALTHY ingredients flavored with warming healing spices. Tender caramelized fruit mixture is topped with oatmeal crumb and crunchy walnuts. It's sweet and absolutely delicious, nutritious and REFINED SUGAR-FREE. A perfect combination of fall flavors in a healthy breakfast or dessert!
Have you noticed how apples are popping now from everywhere - store shelves, on farmers market...? It's super crazy, right!? But GREAT - especially if you're a fan of apples like me. Although you can get apples in stores throughout the whole year, during September they are in season... And sooo beautiful, juicy, and super sweet. I can't resist them honestly. That's why I'm all in APPLES now.
Anyway, so I have this rule, which I follow (well mostly). After I've changed my diet and my lifestyle (and lost more than 100 pounds which I don't want to gain back) I created this RULE. And it's a good one that really works! The rule is: "No desserts during workdays. Only on weekends." But sometimes (not often) I do break this rule (I'm only human!). And the reason for my deviation from this rule is usually a midweek chocolate craving or craving for some fruit flavored sweet treat. Yeah, don't lol.
One of my favorite quick midweek afternoon desserts (that I love breaking the rule with) is fruit crisp. Well, you can categorize fruit crisp as a dessert but I like to think of it as a great breakfast option too. I usually use a lot of FRESH fruits, add wholesome ingredients and minimize added sugars. So yeah, it's NUTRITIOUS meal more than a just a sweet dessert treat.
This Apple Pear Crisp recipe is one of my fav lately. It's super easy to make, so rustic and super flavorful. A perfect combination of seasonal tastes in a delicious HEALTHY meal. The cool thing with this easy Apple Pear Crisp is that it leaves you with endless possibilities to play with spices and flavors you love so it's super fun too.
You will only need a few simple ingredients to make this deliciousness. For the crispy topping, I used rolled oats loaded with dietary fibers and beta-glucan - a type of fiber with blood cholesterol-lowering properties. Oats are also a very good source of plant-based proteins, and many essential vitamins and minerals. SO yeah, get the oats and make it a staple in your pantry. I also tossed some walnuts in the topping, for extra crunchiness. + some omega-3 fats boost.
To make this Apple Pear Crisp pick your favorite FRESH apples and pears. I love Elstar for their sweetness and crispness. You can also add a Fuji or Granny Smith if you like tartness. As for pears, I always use soft and sweet ones, like Bartlett but you can use any really. It will be delicious no matter which type of apples or pears you choose. Just follow this simple rule - the sweeter the fruit, less added sugars you will need to use. Another great rule, right?!
Also, I never peel the fruits. This makes preparing a bit easier. + it looks nice and adds up some nutrients. But feel free to peel if you prefer.
I rounded up this tasty story with amazing SPICE COMBO. I used warm fall/winterish spices – Ceylon cinnamon (a super-spice), nutmeg and allspice. I even dash all with a bit of ground cloves, but you can skip it if you prefer a mild flavored meal. Cloves are very intense.
This easy Apple Pear Crisp recipe is…
- Super healthy and nutritious – loaded with fibers, healthy fats, and proteins.
- Ridiculously quick and easy to make.
- Full of warm flavors.
- Sweet but REFINED SUGAR-FREE.
- Spiced with HEALING super-spice - Ceylon cinnamon.
- Loaded with superpowers from oats and walnuts.
- Perfect simple breakfast or healthy dessert treat.
- Naturally gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.
So if you're craving a warm, hearty sweet treat than this Apple Pear Crisp is just the thing. It's delightful, beautifully flavored and super delicious. It tastes just like Fall.
Pair this easy fruit crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or coconut whip (with bee pollen sprinkled on top) for delicious dessert. Or with plain soy yogurt or milk for NUTRITIOUS breakfast.
Apple Pear Crisp
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
- Wash, core and slice apples and pears.
- In a large bowl (or right in your baking dish) combine apples, pears, syrup, vanilla, all the spices, and tapioca flour. Mix well and layer into a 9 x 9 baking dish. Set aside for few minutes.
- In another medium-size bowl, combine oats, flour, salt, syrup, and cinnamon. Add the coconut oil and using a pastry cutter, two forks, or your hands, work the coconut oil into the mixture until becomes crumbly. Toss in the walnuts and mix well.
- Spread oat mixture evenly over the fruit mixture.
- Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, until apples and pears are fork tender. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve warm.
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