Apple & Pear Crisp
Preheat oven to 350.
Skin, core, and cut into 1/4 inch cubes: 5 tart green apples & 3 pears
Place in bowl, squeeze juice of 1 lemon over the fruit, add 1 tbsp arrowroot powder, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp allspice, 1 tsp powdered ginger, and a pinch of cloves. Toss until all fruit is coated then pour into 9x13 glass baking dish. Drizzle 1/2 cup maple syrup over the fruit. Cover with tin foil and bake 30 minutes.
Sift together 1/3 cup all purpose flour, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp salt. Stir in 1.5 cups rolled oats. In a seperate bowl, mix together 2 tbsp walnut oil, 2 tbsp maple syrup and 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract.
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry mixture until the oats are well coated and crumbly.
When the fruit is done baking, remove from the oven and toss, flattening them out evenly. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the fruit and bake uncovered for 30 minutes until the top is crispy.
Serve with a little whipped cream if you’re feeling decadent.
This is easily made gluten free by substituting gluten free flour for the all-purpose. If you are especially sensitive to gluten, get oats that are certified to be free of contamination. Oats are naturally gluten-free but are often grown near wheat or processed on the same equipment as wheat.