Because sometimes you just need dessert

This post is for everyone out there who likes dessert. I’d like to think that’s everyone out there in the world in general but I do know some people who don’t like to eat sweets. God bless them, but that is not generally a problem of mine. I like them all; cake, cookies, brownies and, as we get closer to fall, I love fruit crisps. A few nights ago, we were invited to a friend’s for dinner. I decided I would make dessert so as not to be tempted by other desserts. I took the peaches and pears we picked last week as well as some berries I had leftover from the week and decided to make a healthier-for-you dessert.

Peach, pear and berry crisp (1 serving. Just multiply to bring to a party)



1 cup filled with a mixture of peeled, diced peaches and pears, strawberries and blueberries (you can also use apple or cranberries…any time of fruit you like in a crisp)

1 tsp. pure maple syrup or honey

1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 tbsp. of chopped pecans (or walnuts or almonds…you get the idea)

1 tsp. raw coconut butter (optional)


Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients except the nuts and coconut butter in a small oven-safe dish until all the fruit is covered with the spices and liquid mixture. Top with the nuts and coconut butter (if you wish to include it). Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling. I like to pair mine with nonfat plain greek yogurt which I sweeten with a few drops of stevia and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.

Happy crisping!


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