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Apple Pear Crisp - Vegan İDeborah Barr 1990-16


5 apples and 5 pears, sliced

1/2 cp. raisins or currants

½ cup brown rice syrup or  raw honey

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

½ tsp. ground ginger

pinch of unrefined sea salt

Heaping TB. kuzu or arrowroot (dilute in ½ cup cold water)

Topping :

1 ½ cups rolled oats

½ cup gluten-free pastry flour

½ cup chopped almonds or walnuts

pinch of unrefined sea salt

1/3  cup coconut oil or vegan butter

½ cup brown rice syrup or honey

Combine sliced apples and pears and next five ingredients in a saucepan.

Dilute the kuzu or arrowroot in ½ cup cold water and stir into the mixture. Bring to a boil, turn down heat, and stir constantly until thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. 

In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, nuts and salt. 

In a separate, smaller bowl, melt the coconut oil or vegan butter and whisk it with rice syrup. Mix into to the oat mixture. 

Oil a 6x 10 baking pan.  With wet hands, press enough of the oat crust (about two-thirds) into the bottom of the dish to form a solid layer. 

Pour fruit mixture evenly over the crust and sprinkle with the remaining crust.  Bake 20 - 25 minutes at 375 degrees until nicely browned.

Variation:  You can make this dessert with any seasonal fruit. Peaches and blueberries make a nice combination during the summer months.


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