Some things you should probably know about me: I love apples. And pineapple. And dates. And coconut. And cinnamon. And nutmeg. And oats. And a quick dessert that is good for you.
The recipe I am about to share with you is filled with delicious, nutritious ingredients without all the oil, butter, flour, and sugar that comes with most desserts. I should warn you that this dish may not even last a day... It did not in this house. I found this recipe on Pinterest while searching through all the wonderful, mouthwatering food items. The original recipe can be found here; however, I have changed a few things that I think made it that much more delicious.
May I introduce you to this yummy dessert...
Apple and Pineapple Crisp
- 2 cups diced pineapple (you may use fresh or canned)
- 2 cups peeled, diced Granny Smith apples
- 6 dates, pitted and finely chopped
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice (apple juice is good too)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 rolled oats (do not use quick oats)
- 1/2 cup walnuts (or almonds)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 dates, pitted and finely chopped
- 2 tbs pineapple juice (or apple juice)
- 1/4 dried, flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In an 8x8 inch pan, combine all filling parts. Toss well. (You can mix it all in the bowl, but I just did it straight in the pan instead of dirtying-up another dish.)
- Place all of the topping ingredients into a food processor and pulse until everything is well blended. (If you are using almonds, they tend to be a bit more tough to break down, so you might want to pulse them separately to make sure they are chopped up enough and then just blend all ingredients together.)
- Pour the topping over the filling. Make sure it covers the filling pretty evenly, then press it down a bit.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until the topping is browned up. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Now, I expected the topping to be a bit more like a crumble, but it is not. It is somewhat more like a granola topping... SO, SO GOOD.
Stay tuned for an easy phone craft idea this week.
Happy Tuesday, y'all! Enjoy!