Here's a recipe to make after a trip to the farmer's market this fall, where you'll find a vast array of apples and pears. This recipe, which is free of gluten, dairy, soy, and eggs, is sweetened with stevia, a sugar substitute, but you can use sugar instead if you'd like.
For dessert, serve this crisp hot with yogurt, and try mixing the leftovers into your oatmeal the next morning. Feel free to use any nuts you have on hand in place of the pistachios -- just be sure to chop them into small pieces to blend with the apples and pears.
Pistachio Pear 'n Apple Crisp
2 tablespoons stevia liquid
3 tablespoons Earth Balance vegan butter sticks
1/6 teaspoon all spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons orange zest
3 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 pears cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour, such as Bob's Red Mill
¼ cup finely chopped pistachios
1/4 cup gluten-free oats
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup dairy-free yogurt, such as So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine liquid stevia, 1 tablespoon melted butter, all spice, cinnamon and orange zest. Add apples and pears; gently toss to combine. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.
In a small bowl, combine gluten-free flour, chopped pistachios, gluten-free oats, and remaining butter. Mix to form a crumb consistency. Sprinkle crumbs over apples. Drizzle with freshly squeezed orange juice. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling. Uncover; bake for another 20 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside to cool for 15 minutes before serving. Top each serving with a spoonful of yogurt.