How to Use Your Leftover Summer Fruit for Dessert

How to Use Your Leftover Summer Fruit for Dessert

JJ Flizanes - How to Use Your Leftover Summer Fruit for DessertOne thing you have to know about me is why I cook. Besides feeling really good about eating healthy, organic ingredients, I also utilize what I have in excess or whatever might be on its last leg!

I had a bunch of hand pick plums from my client’s tree that has such an abundance of fruit she made close to 10 jars of plum jam and plum sauce. They are small and tart and I had more than we could eat before they would start to turn rotten this week so I made a plum crisp. Peaches are in season along with strawberries, nectarines and many other summer fruit that you may have in excess. Use this recipe and play with the main ingredients-don’t let you fruit go to waste!

Plum mixture:
• 3-4 Cups of sliced plums- the one’s I used were so juicy that they didn’t cut very well so I added more gf flour
• 1 tsp vanilla
• ½ tsp cinnamon
• 1-2 tbsp of Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (you could also use almond meal here too)
• 2-3 tbsp of sugar (depending on your preference and the tartness of the plum)

Topping:
• ¼ c butter (soft or melted)
• ½ cup of oats
• ½ cup of brown sugar
• ½ c of GF Flour

Mix the plum mixture together and pour in a baking dish, ungreased, then mix topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly on top of plum mixture. Bake for 45 min or until golden brown to your preference at 350. You could substitute the plums for apples, peaches, berries, nectarines or a combo of your favorite two. I have been gluten free for 5 years so all of my recipes are gluten free. If you prefer to use gluten, substitute the flour for whatever your favorite flour may be. This dessert is best served warm and for an added treat you can scoop some ice cream or dairy free coconut ice cream on top. This may be way too much sugar if this dessert is being enjoyed a few hours before bed so you may want to skip the added sugar. Would love to hear how you used leftover fruit and what tasted best! Feel free to comment below.

Authored by: JJ Flizanes

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Find out more at Invisiblefitness.com or jjflizanes.com .

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