Lo-Cal Apple Blueberry Crisp

As a novelist, freelance journalist, and screenwriter, I’m usually at my desk after my morning walk. I break for lunch around noon, then usually around 4:00 pm. To mix up my day, I get creative in another way by playing with food in the kitchen. My Lo-Cal Apple Blueberry Crisp, made with all-natural, organic ingredients, and no refined sugar, can be enjoyed for dessert or afternoon tea.

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  • 4 sweet apples (Jazz, Fuji, etc.), peeled and diced
  • 2 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 c. blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1 to 2 tsp. lemon extract
  • coconut oil (in solid form) & coconut oil spray

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. coconut oil (organic unrefined cold-pressed, solid) or butter
  • 1/2 c. oatmeal (quick. oats)
  • 1/2 c. almond meal (or whole wheat flour)
  • 1/4 c. walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 c. coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  • Grease Pyrex dish with coconut oil.
  • In a bowl, add in apples, lemon juice, blueberries, applesauce, and lightly mix.
  • Mix in spices and lemon extract and set aside.
In a bowl:
  • Add in oats, almond meal, walnuts, coconut flakes and spices.
  • Cut in coconut oil (in solid form) into flour mixture with two knives. Cut until butter forms into small balls.
  • Pour the fruit mixture (spreading evenly) into the Pyrex dish.
  • Spread dry mix over the top of the fruit.
  • Spritz the top of dish with coconut oil spray so that the topping will be moist.
  • Bake in the oven at 350 Degrees F for 35-45 minutes until bubbly.
  • Serve dish by itself (warm) and with ice cream or whipped cream (optional).