by Coach Debbie
Need a festive appetizer for a Christmas gathering? I guarantee NO ONE will have this fruity recipe! I love bringing fruit to parties, so that I know there is at least 1 healthy food for me to eat, and so often fruit is neglected at meals! Try them this holiday season and all year long!Printable link below!
RECIPE: CHRISTMAS FRUIT SQUARES
1 cup chopped mixed fruit (apples, strawberries, pears, grapes, etc)
¼ cup almond flour
1 ½ cups almond flour
1/3 cup Earth Balance spread OR ghee
2 Tbsp Earth Balance spread OR ghee
¼ c Swerve or Stevia
4 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice, divided
¼ tsp almond extract
½ tsp baking soda
½ c chopped walnuts
1 c Swerve confectioners’ sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×9 inch square pan.
- In a big Ziploc bag, toss together the fruit and ¼ cup of flour, just enough to coat the fruit. In a medium bowl, cream together the Earth Balance/ghee and Swerve/stevia. Stir in 2 Tbsp of orange juice, then the egg, and almond extract. Stir in the 1 ½ cups flour and baking soda into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the flour-coated fruit and the walnuts.
- Spread the batter evenly in the 9×9 pan. Bake 20 minutes, or until the bars start to pull away from the sides of the pan. Remove from the oven and cool before frosting.
- To make the frosting: combine Swerve confectioners’ sugar, 2 Tbsp Earth Balance/ghee, and 2 Tbsp orange juice in a small bowl. Beat until light and fluffy. Spread over cooled bars, then cut into squares.
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