Gluten-Free Winter Fruit Crisp with Gingerbread Crumble | The Recipe ReDux

Get cozy with this pear and apple crisp with gingerbread topping – perfect for the holidays or cold weather meals.

Get cozy with this pear and apple crisp with gingerbread topping - perfect for the holidays or cold weather meals. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

Do you remember your first cookbook? Or perhaps the cookbook you turn to again and again as a trusted resource? The Fanny Farmer Cookbook (<— affiliate link) has been that resource ever since my mom gifted a copy to me in my early 20s.

Easy cold weather dessert: Winter Fruit Crisp with Gingerbread Crumble via @tspbasil #thereciperedux Click To Tweet

So when I saw this month’s Recipe ReDux theme, I figured I’d break out my trusted Fanny Farmer:

Grab a Book and Cook

We’re playing a little party game at the end of 2017: Grab your nearest cookbook and ReDux the recipe on page 201, 17, 217 – or any combination of the number ‘2017.’ 

Page 217 had recipes for Liver Sauteed in Butter and Liver Venetian Style. —>Hard pass.

Page 712 featured a basic fruit crisp. —>Much better.

Get cozy with this pear and apple crisp with gingerbread topping - perfect for the holidays or cold weather meals. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

All summer long, fruit crisp is my go-to dessert because I always have a variety of fresh fruit around and it’s a recipe I can whip up easily with ingredients in my cabinet. But it’s rarely something I make in the colder months.

Until now.

I’m a gingerbread freak and to get my gingerbread fix regularly (without overloading on calories), I often add a drizzle of molasses and a few shakes of ground ginger and cinnamon to lattes, smoothies or oatmeal this time of year.

So, with some apples and pears on hand and gingerbread flavors on my mind, I came up with this recipe including a molasses whipped cream.

Let’s just say I may be putting a drizzle of molasses in every batch of whipped cream I make moving forward – it’s that good.

Molasses whipped cream for this pear and apple crisp with gingerbread topping - perfect for the holidays or cold weather meals. Recipe at TeaspoonofSpice.com

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Gluten-Free Winter Fruit Crisp with Gingerbread Crumble | The Recipe ReDux

Get cozy with this pear and apple crisp with gingerbread topping - perfect for the holidays or cold weather meals. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

Get cozy with this gluten-free pear and apple crisp with gingerbread topping – perfect for the holidays or cold weather meals.

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly
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Ingredients

For the fruit:

  • 5 cups diced apples and pears (about 4 large or 5 small pieces of fruit)
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For the crumble:

  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 cup finely crushed almonds or almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground golden flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

For whipped cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon molasses

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together apples, pears, 2 tablespoons molasses and 1/4 teaspoon ginger.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together water and cornstarch. Pour into fruit mixture and mix well.
  4. Place fruit mixture into an 8×8-inch baking dish and set aside.
  5. In the same bowl, mix together oats, crushed almonds, golden flaxseed, 2 tablespoons molasses, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, cinnamon and salt. Cut butter into small pieces and mix into oat mixture until it resembles a crumble.
  6. Sprinkle crumble on top of fruit and bake for 25-28 minutes until fruit is bubbling and topping is crisp.
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks just start to form. Slowly drizzle the molasses into the cream and whip until stiff peaks form.
  9. Serve warm with a dollop of molasses whipped cream and an additional drizzle of molasses, if you wish.

Get cozy with this pear and apple crisp with gingerbread topping - perfect for the holidays or cold weather meals. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

And here’s a Facebook Live video showcase the 3 ways you can make any fruit crisp recipe better-for-you.

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Get cozy with this pear and apple crisp with gingerbread topping - perfect for the holidays or cold weather meals. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

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