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6 cups fruit (one type or a combination)
1-2 Tablespoons lemon juice
4-6 Tablespoons maple syrup (amount depends on sweetness of fruit)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Chop fruit as desired and place in an oven-proof baking dish with a lid.
Drizzle with lemon juice. Stir to coat.
Pour maple syrup evenly over the top of the fruit.
Cover, place in oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees.
Bake for 30-60 minutes, until fruit is tender and juices are thickened.
Allow to cool slightly before serving.


SUGAR: For a simple sweet crunch, evenly distribute 2-3 Tablespoons of turbinado,
demerrera or raw sugar over the top of the cooked fruit and return to oven uncovered for 15 minutes.
Cool 15 minutes or more before serving.

SPICE: For a warm flavor and to enhance the sweetness of the fruit, cover with a light dusting of spices before baking.
Try one or a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, cloves, allspice or mace.
For something more unusual, garam masala, curry or five-spice.

EVERYTHING NICE: For a more substantial baked topping, combine 4 Tablespoons coconut oil,
1/2 cup granulated sugar of your choice, 1/2 cup gluten-free flour mix and1/2 cup rolled oats.
Distribute on top of raw fruit and bake uncovered until fruit is cooked and topping is crisp.

Copyright © 2018 Stefanie Samara Hamblen