Simply Fruit Baked Dessert (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

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I really like fruit. I have always preferred fruit desserts over cake or candy. When I transitioned to a lifestyle without gluten, dairy, and refined sugar, I had to find recipes that fit my dietary needs. As my list of food sensitivities has increased, the more I have appreciated recipes with fewer ingredients. I feel better eating real whole foods with no “extras,” so to speak. It’s sounds like my meals could be boring. But I’ve found the opposite to be true. I’m more creative with the foods I can eat and my palate has learned to value foods in their simplest, pure form.

I sometimes bake fruit with coconut flour, but often times, I make this simple fruit dessert with different fruit combinations. You’ll appreciate this dessert more if you go on a refined sugar fast. That’s right! Eliminate all refined white sugar for one month. Then try this recipe again and see how your taste buds savor each fruit flavor! Diets high in sugar get desensitized to the wonderful sweetness of fruit. After letting go of processed sweets, candy and white sugar, you will enjoy fruit all the more, in its full sweetness, as God intended it to be, bursting with flavor!

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Simply Fruit Baked Dessert

Similar to baked apples or pears, this fruit dessert offers your choice of three fruits, chopped into bite-sized pieces. (I’ve had success combining pears, blueberries, and raspberries, AND apples, peaches, and pears. Anything with baked peaches is amazing!) Drizzle the honey and sprinkle the coconut flakes, add coconut milk and nuts if desired, and you’re all set to bake. It couldn’t be easier!

Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • 2 pears
  • 2 cups of raspberries
  • 1/4 cup of raw honey (only 2 tbsp if you choose a sweeter fruit like peaches or blackberries)
  • 1/3 cup of coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk for extra flavor (optional)
  • 1/3 cup of chopped almonds or walnuts (optional)
  • 1-2 tsp of nutmeg or cinnamon

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the apples and pears into small cubes and place in a 9 x 13 pan.
  3. Gently mix the raspberries together with the apples and pears.
  4. Pour coconut milk evenly throughout pan. (optional)
  5. Drizzle honey evenly throughout pan.
  6. Add almonds or walnuts if desired. (optional)
  7. Sprinkle coconut flakes evenly over the fruit.
  8. Spread nutmeg or cinnamon equally over the fruit.
  9. Bake for approximately 45 minutes.
  10. Eat plain or serve with coconut ice cream or coconut whipped cream. :)
Simply Fruit Baked Dessert (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 apples
  • 2 pears
  • 2 cups of raspberries
  • ¼ cup of raw honey (only 2 tbsp if you choose a sweeter fruit like peaches or blackberries)
  • ⅓ cup of coconut flakes
  • ½ cup of coconut milk for extra flavor (optional)
  • ⅓ cup of chopped almonds or walnuts (optional)
  • 1-2 tsp of nutmeg or cinnamon
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the apples and pears into small cubes and place in a 9 x 13 pan.
  3. Gently mix the raspberries together with the apples and pears.
  4. Pour coconut milk evenly throughout pan. (optional)
  5. Drizzle honey evenly throughout pan.
  6. Add almonds or walnuts if desired. (optional)
  7. Sprinkle coconut flakes evenly over the fruit.
  8. Spread nutmeg or cinnamon equally over the fruit.
  9. Bake for approximately 45 minutes.
  10. Eat plain or serve with coconut ice cream or coconut whipped cream.
Notes
When you make this recipe again, choose different fruits for variety. I’ve had success combining pears, blueberries, and raspberries, AND apples, peaches, and pears. Anything with baked peaches is amazing!

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Enjoy my Simply Fruit Dessert!

 

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7 Responses to Simply Fruit Baked Dessert (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

  1. Catherine says:

    I am a giant fan of fruit desserts. One of my favorites is pear sauce (which I made and wrote about on my blog recently: http://tenthousandhourmama.com/2014/10/09/awesomesauce-pear-sauce-recipe/). Thanks for this suggestion—it looks delish!

  2. kelsey says:

    thanks for sharing this recipe! those pears look great

    • Tracy says:

      The pears are organic and actually came from Winco. Some of the stores, including the Beaverton one, have a small organic section now, which is nice to see!

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  4. Millie Janisch says:

    Do you need to use an immersion blender for the coconut whipping cream or would a hand mixer work just as well;

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