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Cherry Crisp (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Sour cherry desserts are a big favorite. While trying to avoid gluten, I was craving a cherry something, crisp…pie…cobbler. I decided to try a Cherry Crisp with almond (instead of wheat) flour using applesauce instead of butter. The result is a gluten and dairy free dessert. The girls likened the Cherry Crisp to a really good cherry granola bar.

If you prefer to skip the whole gluten and dairy free scene, substitute all-purpose flour for almond flour and margarine instead of applesauce.

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CHERRY CRISP

2 cups cherry pie filling (gluten-free)
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray 8×8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  Spread the cherry filling in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Combine the oats, almond flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and applesauce together.
  • Crumble evenly over the cherry mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

 

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Fresh Peach Crisp…breakfast of this champion!

Peach season has come to an end but there is time (and peaches) for one more fresh Peach Crisp.  Pal, Maribeth gave me a ‘colorado classique’ cookbook a while back and we both have enjoyed the terrific recipes.  She made the peach cobbler from the cookbook for my birthday last month and it was delicious.  Today I made it and had the same wonderful results.  Since it has peaches and oatmeal…it is also the breakfast of this champion!

Fresh Peach Crisp

4 pounds ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup oats
1 cup unsalted butter

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place peach slices in a greased 13x9x2″ baking pan. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Mix the flour, cinnamon, sugar and oats together. Add softened butter and mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over peaches and pat down.
  • Bake 50-60 minutes.
  • Serve plain or with rich vanilla ice cream.

Recipe from ‘colorado classique a collection of fresh recipes from the rockies’.

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Apple Crisp

Apples were plentiful in the Iowa countryside growing up.  My Mother would also can or freeze apples for use during the year.  This is a simple, country Apple Crisp that is easy to make any time of year.  Dollop with a little whipped cream and enjoy.

APPLE CRISP

4 to 6 medium cooking apples
1/3 cup sifted all purpose flour
1 cup oats, uncooked (quick or old fashioned)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup melted margarine
1/2-3/4 cup water

  • Peel, core and slice apples. Place in greased baking dish with a bit of water. Combine dry ingredients, add melted margarine, mixing until crumbly; sprinkle on top of apples.
  • Bake in preheated moderate oven (375 degrees) for 30 minutes or until apples are tender.
  • Serve warm or cold with your favorite ice cream or topping.