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This recipe has saved me many nights when those dangerous sugar cravings come on.  I happened to have all the necessary ingredients (most of them are staples in my house) and so together we created probably the best fruit dessert I’ve had.  I have since then reproduced this recipe and gotten the approval of my Italian friend’s family, including the papa who groans every time he has to eat something gluten-free.  So I think I would call this a success! Enjoy!

 Filling ingredients (serves 4-5):

  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 pear, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 8 strawberries, sliced
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg/all-spice

 For the crumble:

  • 2 tbsp coconut flour (or other gluten free flour should work)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (make sure it is sugar free)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 3/4 cup of oats (gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup halved walnuts (crush them by hand)
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg/all-spice
  • Honey (for drizzling)

 Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place fruit in a baking dish.
  3. Squeeze lemon juice in, add in lots of cinnamon (I like to make sure all the apples and pears are covered) and some nutmeg or all-spice.
  4. Get a bowl for the crumble mix and add in all the ingredients except the honey.
  5. Mix well with a fork–the coconut oil and almond butter help make little cluster pieces.
  6. Cover fruit evenly with the crumble.  Drizzle some honey over top (don’t go crazy…)
  7. Put in the oven for 30 min (will depend on how thin the fruit is sliced).
  8. Enjoy!