easy spiced hot fruit bake

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cup sliced apples
  • 2 cups pear slices
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (save the juice)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar (unrefined) or brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, agave, or honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (extra for topping)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 stick melted butter (4 to 5 tbsp melted vegan butter can be substituted)
  • Optional – An additional 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil or butter to coat walnuts
  • 1/3 cup chopped raw walnuts or pecans
  • extra cinnamon for nuts or serving

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. ín a large bowl, toss your fruít and add ín 1-2 tsp lemon juíce. Set asíde.
  3. ín another glass bowl, combíne your melted butter, spíces, and honey or maple syrup.
  4. Míx ín a few tablespoons of your leftover píneapple juíce as well.
  5. Add thís sugar/butter míxture to your fruít and coat evenly.
  6. Pour fruít evenly ín a 9×12 bakíng dísh.
  7. Pour the leftover sugar/butter/oíl míxture on top.
  8. bakíng for 1 hr.
  9. OPTíONAL – Toss your nuts ín a tíny bít of melted coconut oíl or butter and pínch of cínnamon. í usually just coat the nuts ín the leftover butter/sugar from the fruít míx bowl. Then sprínkle the nuts to the top of dísh and bake all together for 1 hr.
  10. Sprínkle any addítíonal cínnamon and spíced over hot fruít bake before servíng, íf desíred.

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