Gluten Free Pear Apple Crisp recipe

Gluten Free Pear Apple CrispWith many of us concerned about the amount of gluten in our diet, Jeanette Chen is sharing this easy-to-make, Pear Apple Crisp recipe. An added bonus is the pears, which are in season locally right now. Pears are considered a ‘Power Food.’ Did you know that a medium pear has nearly 6 grams of fiber? That’s 22% of your daily requirement for fiber. We would have never guessed that from the juicy flesh. Pears are also good sources of vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Here at Stewart’s there are so many varieties of pears to choose from – crunchy Bosc pears, juicy Bartlett (local CT) and Comice pears, small Forelle and Seckel pears, to name a few!

Gluten-Free Pear Apple Crisp

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: 6-8 Ingredients

Crisp Filling 

3 pears, peeled and sliced (Jeanette used Bartlett)

3 apples, peeled and sliced (Jeanette used Macoun)

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

pinch salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

Crisp Topping 

1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, toss together Crisp Filling ingredients. Spoon into a pie dish or 8″ squash dish. In a medium bowl, toss together Crisp Topping ingredients. Spoon on top of Crisp Filling. Bake for 1 hour until fruit is cooked through and topping is lightly browned.

Jeanette Chen, a resident of New Canaan for 20 years, is the busy mom of 4 boys and author of a popular health and wellness food blog, Jeanette’s Healthy Living.  She was recently nominated for Best Health Blog by Healthline and is always looking for ways to make healthier meals for her family and friends.

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