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Everyday Fruit Crisp

Everyday Fruit Crisp
  • Gluten Free!
  • In the Eat REAL Cookbook!
Serves: 9
Ready In: 40 minutes

Why We Like It

Sliced fruit is, of course, a great dessert all by itself, and it's an added treat to turn it into succulent aromas that celebrate peach, apple, pear or berry season.  This versatile recipe goes with every fruit, anytime.  Serve it warm with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you are the family hero!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Mix Together First:

  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch (or arrowroot)
  • 1-2 Tbsp pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom (OPTIONAL)

Add, along with 1 Tbsp of water, and mix together in an 8 inch square baking dish.  (If your fruit is more sweet than tart, 1 Tbsp of pure maple syrup or honey should be plenty.)

Add the Fruit:

  • 4 cups sliced fruit (fresh or frozen, of sliced fruit of your choice, such as apples, pears, peaches, with or without berries)

If using apples or pears, no need to peel.  Simply core and slice thinly.

If using frozen fruit, allow to thaw first.

Add the fruit to the baking dish with the cornstarch mixture and stir to coat the fruit.

Prepare the Topping:

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour, or gluten-free flour)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped, or pecans)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened, or use more nuts)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed, or coconut or date sugar)
  • 1/4 cup apple juice (or apple cider)

Add to a medium-sized bowl and stir to combine until you have a crumbly mixture.  Place on top of the fruit in the baking dish.

Bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Serve and Enjoy!

  • 4 1/2 cups natural vanilla ice cream

Serve warm (or room temperature) with 1/2 cup of ice cream with each serving.

Quick Tips

For serving easily at a party, this cooks perfectly in a crockpot.  Double the recipe and cook on low 4-6 hours.

Nutrition Information for one serving

  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 29 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Total Sugars: 12 g
  • Added Sugars: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Sodium: 5 mg