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Healthy Recipe: Apple Pear Oatmeal Crisp

Best Way to Welcome Fall? With Vegan Apple Pear Oatmeal Crisp

What to do with all that gorgeous fruit you came home with after an afternoon of apple or pear picking? Make apple pear crisp, of course!

The soft, cinnamony fruit and crunchy oat topping is a perfect combination, whether you're spending a lazy Sunday in the kitchen or want to wow your friends at their dinner party.

Since it's vegan, it's lower in fat and cholesterol than the traditional dessert, and the pear addition adds a subtle, sweet twist, plus ups the fiber.

Apple Pear Oatmeal Crisp

Ingredients

Filling:
2 apples, sliced
3 firm pears, sliced
1 tablespoon raw sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup water

Topping:
1 cup oats
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup raw sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons of Earth Balance, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place fruit slices in the bottom of a greased 9-inch dish. Drizzle with lemon juice.
  3. Sprinkle one tablespoon of sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and water on the fruit.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add melted Earth Balance and mix until crumbly.
  5. Spread the crumb mixture evenly on top of the fruit.
  6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, so the top is lightly brown and the fruit is bubbly.
  7. Serve warm or cold with vanilla ice cream, vanilla yogurt, or enjoy by itself.

Nutrition

Calories per serving
285
Source: Calorie Count

*Note that a quarter-cup scoop of vanilla ice cream on top adds 135 calories, 5.5 grams of saturated fat, 60 mg of cholesterol, 10.5 grams of sugar, and 2.5 grams of protein.

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Join The Conversation
anidanielle anidanielle 2 years
Earth Balance is a vegan, but Smart Balance is not p.s. Earth Balance is a vegan butter-substitute :)
Elisabeth-II Elisabeth-II 5 years
Why did you use Earth Balance? Smart Balance has less sodium and calories. Same brand, both products are organic!
PinkNC PinkNC 6 years
Sounds yummy!
dsreed12 dsreed12 6 years
I am heading for the grocery store!
nancita nancita 6 years
Wow that looks delicious and decadent (even though it's not the latter!).
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