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Apple Blueberry Crisp

  • Apple Blueberry Crisp


    • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
    • 3 apples (whatever is in season), peeled
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice or the juice from half a lime
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1/4 cup oats
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/3 cup butter (or coconut oil), melted


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Peel and dice the apples into 1/2" cubes. Place them in a medium bowl and toss with lime juice.
    3. Add the blueberries and fold until combined.
    4. Pour into a pie dish or 8 X 8 baking dish. Sprinkle with the cinnamon.
    5. In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, flour, oats, pecans, pumpkin pie spice, and ginger. Pour in the butter and mix with a fork until the mixture resembles crumbles.
    6. Spread the crumble topping on top of the fruit. If you would like, top with a few more pecans.
    7. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the top is browned and the filling is bubbly.
    8. Allow to cool slightly.


    8 servings


    Allison Mars is a senior in the dietetics program at Boston University and a volunteer at Dana-Farber. She is looking forward to a career as a clinical RD and loves cooking and sharing healthy food with everyone.

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