Thursday, August 29, 2013

Maple Blueberry Apple Crisp

It's raining, it's pouring, my herb garden has completely died from neglect, my allergies are out of control, but I can't help but love this summer slow down.


Because I love the sound of rain (can you tell I'm a Vancouverite?), the return of weather just cool enough to justify turning on the oven, and the last hurrah of fresh, seasonal berries and fruit.


It all makes for a delicious maple blueberry apple crisp that can be eaten with ice cream for dessert, or on its own for breakfast.


This crisp is a spin on one in Canadian Living, but I switched things up to suit the lack of ingredients in my cupboard, and the abundance of fruits in my fridge. I also cut down the sweet, because berries are sweet you guys, and added more topping for extra delicious.


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Maple Blueberry Apple Crisp
My take on Canadian Living's Maple Apple and Blueberry Crisp

Ingredients
Filling:
2 cups diced apples
2 - 3 cups blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons whole wheat (use quinoa flour for gluten free)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Top:
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (use quinoa flour for gluten free)
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp butter, melted

Method

Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix together all the filling ingredients in a large bowl, and scrape into a 9in pie dish (or equivalent).

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, oats, and cinnamon. Stir in the maple syrup and butter until everything is mixed and delicious. Sprinkle evenly over the fruit filling.

In large, bowl, toss together apples, blueberries, granulated sugar, flour, lemon juice and cinmamon; spread in 8-inch (2 L) square baking dish.

Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and the top is nicely crisp and golden brown.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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