nectarine and cherry crisp


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It has been just over 4 weeks since our sweet little boy has arrived and boy has it flown by!  The first couple of weeks I pretty much stayed out of the kitchen while I was recovering.  However, lately I have really had the urge to step foot back in the kitchen to make some delicious food. I really love cooking and baking with the flavors of this season.  I especially love all the fruit available during this time of year. 

Nectarine & Cherry Crisp l wanderingroot.com
Nectarine & Cherry Crisp l wanderingroot.com

Since I finally got myself back in the kitchen to actually make something, not just heat up food I had made before the baby came or that people had dropped off, I figured a celebration was in order and dessert was the perfect way to celebrate.  What better dessert to make right now than a crisp featuring sweet and juicy nectarines and sweet red cherries.

Nectarine & Cherry Crisp l wanderingroot.com
Nectarine & Cherry Crisp l wanderingroot.com

This recipe is actually inspired by a crisp that I made a few years ago from Cooking Light.  It was a Blueberry Crisp and was absolutely amazing.  So amazing that I only made it once but still vividly remember it being really really fantastic.  The only downside to that recipe was that it contained flour.  Since making this a few years ago I have really been on a journey of trying to cut out wheat and gluten.  

Nectarine & Cherry Crisp l wanderingroot.com
Nectarine & Cherry Crisp l wanderingroot.com

So I had to get creative with making this a wheat and gluten free dish while still preserving the incredible taste that the original recipe had established.  I have to say I really think I nailed it!  Instead of using white flour I substituted in buckwheat flour which gave it a slightly nutty flavor.  I was surprised at how much I actually liked this added flavor.  I think it gave it a really delicious and unique flavor, not found in most crisp recipes.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.  I am already thinking I need to make this again. :) 

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adapted from:  Cooking Light, Blueberry Crisp

Nectarine and Cherry Crisp

serves:  2-3

Ingredients:

1 1/2 medium nectarines, peeled and chopped

1 c pitted sweet red cherries, cut in 1/2

2 tsp cornstarch

1/8 c + 1 Tbsp coconut sugar {or turbinado sugar}

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 c buckwheat flour

1/8 c Gluten Free rolled oats

1 Tbsp cornmeal

1/4 tsp coarse sea salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp butter, diced

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.

2. Coat a small/medium bowl {725 ml} ceramic or glass baking dish with cooking spray {I use olive oil or coconut oil}.  Sprinkle with 1 tsp cornstarch in the bottom of the dish.

3. In a medium bowl combine 1 tsp cornstarch, 1 Tbsp coconut sugar, vanilla extract, nectarines and cherries and toss until well mixed.  Add to the baking dish coated with cornstarch.

4. In a medium bowl combine 1/8 cup coconut sugar, buckwheat flour through cinnamon and mix well.  Add in butter and mix in with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly.  Evenly pour over nectarine and cherry mixture.

5. Bake for 25 minutes or until fruit mixture is bubbly and it is lightly browned on top.

 

Nectarine & Cherry Crisp l wanderingroot.com
Nectarine & Cherry Crisp l wanderingroot.com