Ready for some more holiday goodness?!
There's nothing more satisfying than eating a dessert that is so sweet and delicious that you can't resist scooping another spoonful into your mouth, and you allow yourself to because it is healthy...
Welcome one such dessert into your life.
Apples and pears give this recipe a natural sweetness that hardly any sugar is even needed to enhance said sweetness. Baked cranberries balance the sweet with little bursts of tart flavor. Add some nuttiness with the cinnamon, almond and pecan topping.
I'm salivating just typing about this.
Let's get to the recipe before I wreck my computer with moisture.
Cranberry Pear and Apple Crisp:
Makes 9 servings
2 medium pears
1 large sweet apple
1 cup fresh whole cranberries
2 TBS lemon juice
zest of 1/2 lemon
3 TBS light sugar, divided (sugar/stevia blend)
1/3 cup almond meal
1/3 cup pecan pieces
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Peel the pears and apple, core and cut into 1 inch pieces. Toss pears, apples and cranberries in a bowl with lemon juice, zest and 1 TBS sugar. Set aside.
In a food processor, add the almond meal, pecans, cinnamon, 2 TBS sugar and coconut oil and chop until fine. Add the sliced almonds and pulse a few times until almonds are slightly chopped. Pour the fruit into a 8x8 baking dish or a 2 qt. casserole dish. Crumble the topping evenly over the fruit mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until fruit is tender.
For 1/9 the recipe: 167 calories, 12g fat, 0g saturated fat, 2mg sodium, 15g carbohydrates,
3g fiber, 2g protein