There are times when I am short on time. Ok, there are LOTS of times I am short on time… or I just don’t have the energy to be super creative. So I came up with a wonderful recipe that can be as a breakfast(though I would cut the sugar back for that), or dessert! It is a MAJOR hit in my house, and we love it!

I didn’t get any fancy pictures of it because in my mind I was thinking “this probably isn’t something that other people would like” or “it’s to simple”… but DUH! That is what this is about! Well, partly anyway….. I will get some more pictures next time I make it, but for now a camera phone picture will have to do!

The simplicity of these ingredients makes it affordable and something to make in a hurry! No one said you had to have fresh or frozen fruit to have a delicious crisp!

Also, my family likes a thicker topping over the fruit. You could easily half the recipe and have a thinner and crunchier topping.

 

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Simple Fruit Crisp
Fruit filling:
2 15oz cans pear halves in 100% fruit juice
1 29oz can sliced peaches in 100% juice
Cinnamon – to taste – I probably do about 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg – to taste – 1/8 tsp if that… not much. A little nutmeg go a LONG ways!

Topping:
2 cups quick oats(Gluten-free for a GF version, regular otherwise)
1/2 cup brown sugar(or 1/4 cup white sugar & 1/4 cup brown sugar)
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1/3-1/2 cup applesauce(I used natural unsweetened)
2 Tbsp flour(I used White Rice flour for a gluten-free version)
1-2 tsp Cinnamon(depending on how much cinnamon you like!)
Coconut – optional – I put a nice handful the last time I made it and it was sooo good!

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 400°F.

2) Cut pears & peaches into bit size pieces. Add nutmeg & cinnamon. Pour into a 9″ square glass pan.

3) In a separate bowl mix all topping ingredients. Start with just adding 1/3 cup applesauce and if it looks like it needs more, then add a little more. It should be and nice “gooey crumbly” consistency. Hmmmm… does that make sense??

4) Sprinkle over top of fruit. Cover evenly and completely.

5) Bake for 15 minutes and check. It should be golden brown on top, though mine gets a fewer slightly darker spots. The important part is the the fruit under the topping is bubbling. It will have bubbles visible coming up the side of the pan.

Let it cool slightly, serve and enjoy! I love mine with Almond milk over top of it 😀 Though it’s delicious with a little whip cream too if it’s for dessert.

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