Have you discovered Gratify Gluten-Free snacks yet? What a delightful array of flavors and products, something for everyone and just what we need when hunger strikes between meals! Today I used their Cinnamon Baked Bite Crackers to add crunch and flavor to these Nectarine Berry Cinnamon Crisps!
I chose to make them in individual servings in a random selection of baking dishes and ramekins that I happened to have on hand, but you can also make a single one in a baking pan. It is completely up to you!
I have used Gratify Foods before in recipes, the last time I used their pretzel crackers to coat chicken for a savory dinner entrée. Boy was it delicious! The crunchy coating was the perfect foil to the creamy mustard sauce.
This time I knew I wanted to make a sweet dessert and with all the stone fruits at the farmer’s market right now, how could I resist using gorgeous nectarines! For a little color and to add more texture, I also added some blueberries. You can use any fruit combination you like, this happens to be one of my favorites.
You may be curious why I chose nectarines over peaches. It’s simple … their flavor is very similar but I don’t have to peel them! I’m one of those folks that doesn’t care for the fuzzy skin on peaches. By using nectarines I don’t have to worry about that!
These crisps didn’t last long … The Artist kept asking if I was done with my photography because he wanted to dive into one! I finally gave him a thumbs up and he was scraping the bottom of the bowl in no time. Yep, these are definitely dangerous! I’m going to take the leftovers to neighbors to get them out of the house, LOL!
If you want to give the Gratify Foods products a try, you can find a discount coupon here. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest store and grab some. They are great to have on hand when the nibbles hit!
I hope you give these crisps a try. If you can’t find ripe stone fruit, try them with apples or pears during the fall and winter, or any other seasonal fruits. This is one killer recipe that works all year long! And be sure to buy two boxes of Gratify’s Cinnamon Crackers so you have plenty to snack on while you are assembling and baking these crisps – you’ll thank me, LOL!
Using Gratify Foods products gives you delicious gluten-free options for snacking, baking, and cooking.
- Crisp Topping
- 3/4 cup (90g) all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour blend
- 1/2 cup (110g) granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup (50g) firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 lb (1 stick, 112g) cold butter, cut into small cubes
- 1 (4.5 oz) package Gratify Cinnamon Baked Bites Crackers
- 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
- Fruit Filling
- 2 to 3 lb ripe nectarines, about 4 large nectarines, rinsed and patted dry
- 1/4 cup (50g) firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 tbsp to 1/4 cup (28g to 55g) granulated sugar (if needed)
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour blend
- 1 cup fresh blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, rinsed & patted dry
- Preheat the oven to 350°F with a rack in the center. Butter individual ramekins or a 9x11-inch baking pan.
- Make the Crisp Topping: In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and both sugars, stirring to blend. Add the butter cubes. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the butter is about pea-sized pieces and the mixture is crumbly. Place the Gratify Cinnamon Baked Bites Crackers in a resealable plastic bag, seal the bag pressing out some of the air, and use a rolling pin to crush the crackers. You want a mix of sizes, but nothing bigger than about half the size of whole crackers. Add the crumbs and nuts to the butter/sugar mixture and toss to evenly combine. Set aside.
- Prepare the Filling: Cut the nectarines into slices and pull away from the pit (there is no need to peel the fruit) place slices in a large bowl. If you are using large nectarines, cut each slice in half crosswise. Discard the pits. Sprinkle the zest, both sugars, and flour over the top of the fruit, tossing gently to evenly coat the slices. Add the berries and very gently toss the mixture until the berries are fairly evenly distributed. Pour into the prepared baking dish(es).
- Bake the Crisp: Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the fruit to cover the top. Place in the hot oven and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the fruit is tender. Timing will depend on your oven and the type and size of baking containers you use.
- To Serve: Scoop servings into bowl. You can top with a dollop of whipped cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired. Serve while still warm.
- Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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