When life gives you a bucket of pears or apples....make a crisp! Look no further for a dessert that is delicious and satisfying AND fairly healthy. Fruit Crisps are my new favorite sweet to bake and serve warm with a side of ice cream or low-fat frozen yogurt.
Fresh fruit is the star of the show in a crisp. And when topped with a mixture that is mainly whole oats you are adding to the health power of this sweet concoction. The prevailing flavor accent is cinnamon, a spice with proven health benefits.
So, pick up some pears or apples and get crispin'!!
Asian Pear Crisp
- 2 pounds Asian pears, Bosc pears, or apples - you can also mix the pears and apples
- 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons almond flour, (all-purpose flour can also be used)
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2/3 cup almond flour, (all-purpose flour can also be used)
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup butter, , melted
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Spray an 8"x8" glass pan with non-stick baking spray or lightly butter bottom of pan.
- Cut the fruit into bite-sized chunks.
- Put the chunks of fruit into the prepared pan and toss with lemon juice.
- In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the fruit and toss to coat all the fruit pieces.
- For the topping, mix together in a medium bowl the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and sea salt.
- Add the melted butter and stir until well incorporated.
- Layer the topping on the fruit and spread it to evenly cover.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes until the fruit is hot and bubbling.