Spiced Fall Fruit Cake

Apples, pears, plums, cinnamon & nutmeg, what else does this crisp…snowy… Fall weather bring! I’ve been taking advantage of the Saskatoon Farm’s fill a bag of veggies/fruit for $12, the last fill I got a bunch of little cute green pears and some crisp apples. I’ve been craving a warm spiced cake to nibble on between sips of frothy London fogs, so I created a Spiced Fall Fruit Cake, with a layer of caramelized apples, plums and pears, coated in cinnamon & nutmeg, topped with a dense delicious oat based cake. I made it for my family’s early Thanksgiving dinner and I think it was a hit! Easy to make and even easier to eat…

I’m pretty proud of this Spiced Fall Fruit Cake as baking doesn’t come as naturally to me as cooking does, I don’t have the self control to measure ingredients out perfectly and precisely. I love to throw together stuff and add what I want, when I want. You can’t do that with baking… I have learnt the hard way too many times 🙂 I displayed some discipline with making this recipe, although it does allow for some leeway, so we can all make it! Chop, mix, bake and serve with a big dollop of thick greek yogurt, or if your thing is ice cream, throw that on. A perfect cake to bring to your Thanksgiving dinner!

All you need are a few ingredients and your favorite fall fruit!

Ingredients:

2 large apples – peeled and chopped

2 large pears – chopped

4 plums – chopped

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tbsp honey

Wet Ingredients:

3 tbsp melted coconut oil

4 tbsp honey

1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)

Dry ingredients:

1 1/4 cup oats

1 cup almond or oat flour

2 tbsp ground flax

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Handful chopped almonds

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lightly grease a pie shell, add your chopped fruit, 2 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and 1 tbsp honey to the bottom of the pie shell.

In a separate bowl mix your dry ingredients.

In a small bowl mix your coconut oil, honey & almond milk. If your coconut oil is not melted, throw it in the microwave until melted.

Add your wet ingredients to your dry and mix thoroughly, your batter should be thick but slightly runny, pour it over your fruit and spread evenly.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until lightly brown and cooked through.

Let it cool a little, slice and serve with your fav topping, enjoy everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you love this Fall Spice Cake as much and I do and have a love & food filled Thanksgiving wherever you are! Remember to love and be thankful for every moment you have with those that bring happiness to your life, XOXO!