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Fruit crisp is a healthy, refreshing, dessert that will leave you feeling satisfied! Guys, this was literally the easiest and fastest healthy dessert I've ever made. The name fruit crisp just sounds so refreshing! You can use almost any fruit to make this dessert. I am a stickler for not wanting to waste food which is why I am a huge fan of this fruit crisp. I just happen to have apples and Bosc pears at my house so that is why I used them in this recipe.
I also had some dried cranberries that I mixed in, as well. The addition of dried fruit adds a concentrated hit of flavor you won't get from fresh fruit alone. So, my husband was a gem and gave my daughter a bath last night. The whole time it took him to give her a bath is how long it took me to make this dessert from start to finish. I would say about 10 to 15 minutes. Then, it takes 30 to 40 minutes to bake and cool for about 10 extra minutes.
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What do you need to make this dish?
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You will need 8 cups of sliced apples and pears (or any fruit you have on hand). 1 cup dried cranberries ( or any dried fruit you have on hand). Also you will need 2 tbsp. cornstarch, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 cup old fashioned oats, ¼ cup chopped pecans, or any nuts you prefer. I've used walnuts and almonds in the past, but I just happen to have pecans on hand. You will also need ½ cup whole wheat flour, ½ cup light brown sugar, ½ cup avocado oil, ¼ cup of pure maple syrup, ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon, and ½ tsp. kosher salt.
Some cooking items you will find helpful during this cooking process is having a large mixing bowl. These are my go-to bowls for all mixing bowls. I've had my set for 5 years now and have no complaints - OXO three piece mixing set! You will need a 9 x 13 inch baking pan to cook this in and I have also cut this dessert/breakfast in half and used a smaller baking pan. I like these Pyrex ones because they come in difference sizes and have lids that attach for easier storage.
How you do make this meal?
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Next, combine fresh fruit and dried fruit with cornstarch and lemon juice in a large bowl. Spread in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. I also had my daughter, Taylor, helping throw in the ingredients!
Then, combine oats, nuts, flour, sugar, oil, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Sprinkle over fruit.
Finally, bake until the fruit is tender and the topping is browned, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving! You can store this in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. This can also be delicious for breakfast served over some coconut milk yogurt!
- large mixing bowl
- 9 x 13 inch baking dish
- 8 cups fresh chopped apples and pears or any fruit you have on hand
- 1 cup dried craisins or any dried fruit you have on hand
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- ¼ cup chopped nuts pecans, walnuts, almonds
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup avocado oil can use olive oil
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- ¾ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 350 °.
- Combine fruit and dried fruit with cornstarch and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl. Toss to combine then spread in 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
- Next, combine oats, nuts, flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, oil, and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Mix everything to combine really well! Sprinkle evenly over fruit.
- Bake for 30 to 40 min. Let cool 10 minutes before serving. Eat as is or over some coconut milk yogurt!