If you’ve never been in a health food store before, it’s an interesting experience. Try to go with a knowledgeable person who can show you the ropes. Staff can be helpful and some are experts in their knowledge base, so don’t hesitate to ask. While you’re there pick up a bag of PureVia, a natural raw cane sugar and stevia blend sweetener with half the calories of sugar but with the same great taste. As soon as you can find fresh peaches, try out this wholesome recipe, courtesy of PureVia.com. You can substitute with your favorite fresh fruit.
Fresh Peach Crisp
3 pounds peaches, peeled, sliced ¾” thick
¼ c orange juice
1 c flour
¾ c old fashioned oats
2/3 c PureVIa Turbinago Cane Sugar and Stevia Blend
¼ c chopped walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
4 0z (1 stick) cold butter, cut into pieces
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
2. Toss peaches and orange juice in medium bowl. Pour into 2 qt. casserole.
3. Stir together flour, oats, PureVIa, walnuts and cinnamon. Work in butter with pastry blender of fingertips.
4. Sprinkle crumb mixture over peaches. Bake 35-40 minutes until topping is golden and peaches are tender.
Nutrition Facts: ½ c PureVIa is equal to 1 c sugar. Serving size of PureVia is ½ tsp= 1tsp of cane sugar.
Calories per serving: 5. Enjoy! Recipe is courtesy of PureVia.com.
A word of caution: please do not feed hummingbirds any sweetener but pure cane sugar as they need the calories. Stevia has zero calories.