My DSIL made this for Thanksgiving and it was to die for!

kathyg_in_mi

It came from a magazine and it said that you can use tropical fruits too!


Seasonal Fruit Crisp

8 cups diced and/or sliced apples and pears

1 cup dried cranberry

2 tsp cornstarch

2 TBL lemon juice

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup chopped walnuts

½ cup light brown sugar

½ cup canola oil

¾ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine fresh and dried fruit with lemon juice and cornstarch in a large bowl. Spread in 9 x 13 baking dish.

Combine oats, nuts, flour, sugar, oil, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl. Sprinkle over the fruit.

Bake until fruit is tender and topping is browned, 30 to 40 minutes.

Let cool 20 minutes before serving.

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graywings123

Oh, that sounds lovely!

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bengardening

I think I will be making this for a dessert on December 8. I have to bring a dessert for a meeting.

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kathyg_in_mi

DH said she had put in a handful of fresh blueberries too! She said she peeled and diced!

I liked it because it is so easy.

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marylmi

Sounds very good!

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OutsidePlaying

I made apple crisp for as one of our desserts too. Very similar recipe except I use butter and no nuts (personal preference for most of my crew). You really can use almost any fruit along with the apples. And we add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream when it’s nice and warm from the oven.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yum! I bet you could use pecans instead of walnuts and mix the apples with the pears and that'd be fine too....maybe a pinch or two of nutmeg too. Sounds like a nice and easy and relatively healthy dessert. Of course I'd need some ice cream or cream on top!


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maifleur01

In older cookbooks unless a specific spice was to be used it was suggested to use any fruit. You could use strawberries or durian probably if you wanted to.

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bleusblue2

I will definitely make this -- sounds delicious and it's easy & healthy.

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Nancy 6b

A restaurant I worked for years ago made this as a side dish, except using fresh or frozen cranberries. I never understood it as a side, but often made it as dessert.i love the way it makes your kitchen smell while cooking, just a very holiday aroma. Worth it for that alone.

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Martha Scott

I love crisps!

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blfenton

I make a recipe like this and if you substitute the rolled oats for quinoa flakes it becomes gluten free for Celiacs. The cranberries coupled with the apples makes it so seasonal.

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nicole___

Patti made this for our morning crafts meeting. It was a BIG hit!

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colleenoz

Aren’t there gluten free oats for coeliacs? I feel sure I’ve seen them as while DH is not a coeliac, he tries to minimise his gluten intake because large amounts do affect him adversely.

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maifleur01

Oats are considered to be gluten free however like all grains some people have similar reactions because of others things within them. Anything in moderation of course.

Edited to add. Corn is supposed to be gluten free but several years ago animal feed supposedly contained contaminated corn gluten. Because of this I question if any grain is actually gluten free.

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schoolhouse_gw

My neighbor brought me a serving of dessert that sounds very similar but had cherries as the fruit. D-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s.

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lindac92

You say "mix flour" but ther is no flour in ingredients....I always put flour and oats in my crisps.


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sprtphntc7a

i think Bob Red Mill has GF Oats.....

crisps are the bomb!!!!

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blfenton

My understanding with oats is that it is really hard to guarantee gluten free oats because of cross contamination. Bob Red Mill didn't use to have GF Oats but that could have changed. I noticed the lack of flour and if there is any, then for GF folks you can use rice flour with a little cornstarch.

But I agree, I really like crisps especially with ice cream and whipped cream. mmmm


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kathyg_in_mi

Lindac92, You are so right! Thanks for catching that. There is supposed to be 1/2 cup wheat flour. I will repost and hopefully everyone will see it.

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josephene_gw

Sounds like breakfast to me.

will send this to granddaughter.

thAnks.

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katlan

Oh man this sounds good. I'm going to try it.

Any recommendation on what kind of apples to use?

Also, can I use all purpose flour instead of wheat?

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kathyg_in_mi

katlan, when I make apple cakes I usually use Gala or Fuji. Don't know what DSIL used. Since I have all purpose flour all ways on hand I would use it.

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dee_can1

The reason you have to be concerned about oats and gluten is that most oats are likely cross-contaminated with gluten-containing grains, like wheat, in processing and storage. You can buy oats that are considered gluten-free, though, since they are purposely processed or grown nowhere near wheat or other grains for this reason.

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Compumom

I have read that Corn mimics gluten's effects on the body. I'm not coceliac, but need to avoid wheat and gluten containing grains due to autoimmune issues.

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katlan

Thanks Kathy!

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spanielgirl

Target carries gluten free oats.

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lascatx

If you need GF, you can get GF oats in most stores now. Bob's Red Mill would be the most often found here, and I would use King Arthur's Measure for Measure in place of the wheat flour. It was worked well for me in the recipes I have tried it in.


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Lars

I assume this was made by your son in law.

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kathyg_in_mi

Sister in law, Wait til I tell her. But they say all great chefs are men.

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kathyg_in_mi

Lars, my son in law is FSIL, as in Favorite Son in Law! And I am FMIL, Favorite Mother in Law. Of course he would be my favorite!

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