Ready for some awesome baked goodness? Of course you are! It’s nearly fall, summer is wrapping up and comfort food season is coming this way😋
There’s something about fall dessert. It’s texture, flavor, warmth. Just gives you a warm and cozy feeling and puts you in your happy place.
Now growing up, there was one comfort food that my mom made that I always associated with fall. It could be made all year of course (but everyone knows apples are best when autumn arrives😉).
And not just any apples. Mom was always admanant. They must be granny smith. No other apple will do because the flavor will be so different and not quite pitch-perfect and balanced.
Man, I can taste it just describing it.
My mom always and I mean always made the best apple crisp. She would say, “the recipe isn’t actually all that special” or “it’s so easy to make”. Never understanding the way we fawned over that lovely dessert.
Mom you made it special. That was why.
It was special in it’s simplicity.
Special just because it was.
Special notes about the recipe:
My mom’s recipe is totally the best, but I was craving a peach crisp. Not wanting to do all peaches, I added some apples for an extra flavor and texture boost.
Then of course I used gluten-free flour in the topping. For my recipe I used up the little bit of the all purpose flour blend I had. (I used the living now gluten-free brand.) It was only about 1 1/2 Tablespoons, so I put that in my 1/2 cup measuring cup and filled it the rest of the way with oat flour.
Oat flour is easy to make. Take some quick oats, throw them in the blender and pulse until the texture becomes fine. Then sift it and walla! Flour.
For the sugar, it was the same concept. I used a total of 2/3 cup sugar, but 3 Tablespoons of it was coconut sugar, the rest was brown sugar.
All of these additions made for a magnificent, and I mean magnificent final product. *kisses fingers like an Italian*. Haha. 🍏🍑😍
Delish Baked Apple & Peach Crisp
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
- 4-5 peaches, sliced thin, pitted and peeled
- 1-2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin
- 1/2 cup/70g gluten-free flour*
- 1/2 cup/70g quick oats
- 3 Tablespoons coconut sugar
- 7 Tablespoons, 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/3 cup/67g butter, diced
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
*I used 1 1\2 Tablespoons gluten-free all purpose flour blend and the remainder oat flour, see above discription of flour under the above section “special notes about the recipe”.
- Preheat oven to 395°.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together flour(s), oats, sugar(s), and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
- Add the butter to the dry ingredients and work it in by hand (my method) or with a potato masher. The texture will be chunky.
- Place fruit in a medium bowl and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Toss gently by hand to avoid breaking up the delicate fruit slices. Place the fruit in a 1.5 quart casserole dish.
- Sprinkle the topping over the fruit and evenly distribute.
- Bake 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
This recipe cost me $3.37 to make. That’s 84¢/serving when divided into 4 portions and 56¢/serving for 6.
Fairly cheap, but even if it wasn’t I wouldn’t care ’cause it’s so delicious!