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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Vegan Peach & Berry Crisp ( Gluten Free)

a pie of peaches and berries in a Pyrex Pie Plate

Yesterday, a local farm-stand was practically giving away  fresh Jersey peaches.
I didn't realize it until I was about to check out and I heard the farmer say, " Can  you believe nobody is buying these baskets of peaches that are just $2.00 a basket?" He caught my attention , so I took a look. There had to be about 40 decent and not too ripe large peaches in each basket. My mind started to fill with thoughts of peach crisps, peach smoothies, peaches and sweet potatoes, etc.
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Well, two baskets,  about 80 peaches and $4.00 later, I had to figure out what I was going to make.
20 +  peaches on the counter

I spent the afternoon peeling and slicing peaches. I made five peach and berry crisps, a peach and berry compote that I put in little mason jars, and I ate a lot of samples as I sliced. Despite everything,  I had still had about 40 peaches left.

Since I don't know how to " can" , and I was running out of ideas,  my husband took over. He just washed and  sliced the remaining peaches and froze them .I'll use them for peach smoothies all fall and part of the winter... yum!!

The ingredients for the peach and berry crisps: 

6 large peaches, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup of organic maple syrup
1/2 pkg of mixed berries ( I used my favorite Trader Joe frozen mix of cherries and berries)
3 Tabespoons arrowroot powder or 3 Tablespoons of corn starch ( non GMO)- Rumford Brand
Mix everything together in a large glass pyrex pie pan. The mixture will begin to make its own juice.

pyrex with peaches and berries for pie

The Topping: 
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup of uncooked gluten free oats
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
1/4 cup of low glycemic coconut crystals ( instead of sugar)
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1 Tablespoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients together and then crumble over the fruit mixture.. Bake for about 30-40 minutes until fruit is bubbling and soft.

The crisp is gluten free, vegan, and sugar free..

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  1. This looks delicious ... and I love the use of quinoa in the topping. I'll bet that it gives the dish a real nutty flavor and wow ... what a nutritional boost! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very delicious!!!! Serve hot with some vanilla ice cream on top.

  3. Looks yummy! Clever topping idea. Found your recipe on #foodiefriendsfriday thanks for sharing! Happy Weekend!

  4. Loving the gluten free peach berry crisp! Thanks so much for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party. We are so glad you stopped by! We would love to have you share your yummy recipes on our new sister site - MyRecipeMagic.com. We are always looking for gluten free recipes! Have a great weekend.
    -The Six Sisters

  5. I think you got yourself quite a deal and you made some wonderful things with your peaches. Thanks for sharing your crisp with us on foodie friday.

  6. This really looks fabulous! I am so glad you posted this at the Tuesday Table Link party! Deb @ Kneaded Creations


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