Saturday, December 20, 2008

Peach-Cherry Crumble Pie

I've combined two of my favorite parts of dessert, the crumble and the crust and put them together in a low sugar dessert featuring ripe frozen fruits. This is the easiest dessert on the planet and it's bolstered by heart-healthy oats to boot.

Peach Cherry Crumble Pie1 pound frozen peaches
1/2 pound frozen cherries
3/4 cups 5 minute oats
2 frozen pie shells
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 Tsp. ground ginger
1 Tsp. ground allspice
2 Tbsp. unbleached sugar, honey or agave nectar
pinch salt(optional)
butter (optional)

Combine peaches, cherries and oats in a bowl while they thaw.

Meanwhile heat oven to 350 degrees. Prick the bottom of one pie shell with a fork and bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes. While that's par-baking, cut the other pie shell into strips or chunks to cover the top of the other pie (the more hodge-podgey it is, the more it looks homemade).

Remove pie shell from the oven and let it cool slightly. Meanwhile, add the spices and sweetener to the fruit mixture and combine well. Pour fruit into the par-baked pie shell, top with the other pie shell strips and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven, and dot with butter if desired. Allow to set for 10 minutes before slicing.

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