Cherry Almond Crumble

This dessert has become a household favorite!  It is so simple to make and is so delicious I’m sure it will be a favorite in your home as well!  I LOVE cherries so it usually the fruit I choose to use but it is also delicious with blueberries, raspberries or peaches…I’ve included some of my favorite variations at the bottom of the post.

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Cherry Almond Crumble

Cherries:

4 cups pitted sweet cherries

zest and juice from 1 orange

1 1/2 tsp. almond or vanilla extract

1 Tbsp. maple syrup (or any sweetener you like)

Crumble:

1 cup almond flour

1/4 cup coconut palm sugar (again, any sweetener you like)

1/2 cup sliced almonds

6 Tbsp. butter or coconut oil, melted

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place 8 ramekins or custard cups on the pan.

In a large bowl combine the cherries, maple syrup, vanilla, orange zest and juice.  Spoon the cherry mixture evenly into each ramekin, about 1/2 cup each.

In a separate bowl stir together the almond flour, palm sugar, almonds, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Pour the melted butter or coconut oil over the dry mix and stir to moisten.  Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of the crumble topping over the cherries.

Cover loosely with foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the topping is golden and the cherries are bubbling.  Serve warm topped with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Serves 8.

Recipe Variations:

  • Blueberries with lemon juice and zest
  • Sliced peaches, omit the juice and zest, toss peaches with 2 Tbsp. peach fruit spread (I like St.Dalfours)
  • Raspberries, add an additional Tbsp. of sweetener if the raspberries are too tart
  • Swap chopped pecans or walnuts for the sliced almonds
  • Bake the entire dessert in an 8×8 glass baking dish rather than individual ramekins
  • To make a lower carb dessert use Swerve or any granulated erythritol in place of the maple syrup and palm sugar

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato stuffed with bacon, onion, mushrooms and spinach.

I LOVE sweet potatoes, I would probably eat them at every meal if I could.  I like them baked, fried or sautéed, diced, sliced or even pureed but I am really loving them stuffed!  The recipe and photo shown here is currently my favorite way to stuff them but the possibilities are endless (think any great pizza toppings and you’re set!), you can top them with anything you like and customize them to meet your dietary needs.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, about 8 to 10 oz each and scrubbed clean
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 ounces cheese (I like to use raw Monterrey Jack)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Pierce each sweet potato several times with a fork. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake on the middle oven rack.
  2. Bake until the sweet potatoes are easily pierced with a knife and cooked through, about 45-60 minutes depending on size. Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to handle.
  3. While the sweet potatoes are baking, make the topping. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until crispy.  Remove from pan, cool and crumble.  Add the mushroom and onion to the pan with the bacon drippings and saute until tender, add spinach and cook until wilted.  Remove from heat.
  4. Slice sweet potatoes in half lengthwise to expose cooked insides, slightly press down the meat of the potato to flatten.  Divide the vegetable mixture evenly between the four halves, top with cheese and crumbled bacon and place under the broiler until melted.  Finally, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Serve half a stuffed potato as a side dish or a whole one with a mixed green salad as a meal.

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