If you love a good peach crisp, if you love a good apple crumble, if you love a good fruit anything with streusel on top, this is for you!!! So, let me preface this by saying that I did use a premade granola from Trader Joe's that I love, love, love!!! If this granola is difficult to source in your area you can easily achieve a similar result by purchasing those ingredients separately and then combining them for this recipe.
Watch me make Coconut Crunch Blueberry Apple Crisp here
About the granola
This particular granola is pre-packaged and can only be found at Trader Joe's. Although it's not a seasonal item if you're not able to source it here's a good thing to note: the ingredients can be bought separately if you wish but if that is too much of a hassle for you, find a similar one with coconut from any other store or you can just make your own!
A note about the fruit
I used frozen blueberries for this recipe. If you are able to get fresh blueberries, be sure to add ¼ cup of water to your baking dish before adding the coconut. The frozen blueberries will naturally release a bit of water simply from being frozen so the purpose of adding water to fresh blueberries is to achieve a similar consistency.
Assembling Coconut Crunch Blueberry Apple Crisp
Once your cooking apparatus is ready, assembly is done in minutes. There's no need to butter the dish (although you could if you wanted to). Start off with layering the apples in the bottom of the pan, if they don't fit in one layer, add another on top. Next, pour the blueberries and water over the apples. The blueberries should fill in any crevices left. After that, sprinkle on the toasted coconut. The final step is to crumble on the granola mixture
How to toast coconut
This can be a little tricky-I use a toaster oven to toast my coconut because it's super fast and I don't have to wait for the oven to preheat. In any event, you can set your oven to 350 degrees (wait for it to preheat) and sprinkle your desired amount onto a piece of foil or parchment on a baking sheet. Make sure the coconut is spread out into an even layer. Place it in the oven for a few minutes until it is lightly toasted. The most important step is to WATCH THE COCONUT. I can't tell you how many times I've burned coconut because I walked away, the phone rang, or got distracted haha! Coconut burns very quickly.
Making the topping
A best practice here is to combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, like you see below, stir, then work the butter through with your fingers. Once everything is fully incorporated, the topping is ready to be crumbled on top of the fruit.
Use cast-iron if you can
I used an 8-inch skillet. I enjoy using cast iron because it holds and distributes heat evenly, 8 inches also held all of the ingredients perfectly.
Enjoy this Coconut Crunch Bluenerry Apple Crisp!
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If you love a good peach crisp, if you a good apple crumble, if you love a good fruit anything with streusel on top, this is for you!!!
4 Gala apples, sliced thick
1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh, if using fresh add ¼ cup water)
½ cup toasted coconut
½ cup Trader Joe's Coconut Granola (alternative listed above)
6 tbsp butter, cubed
½ cup flour
⅓ cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
- Prepare ingredients by removing skin from apples and chopping them into thick slices (about ½ inch). Toast coconut and set aside.
- Combine flour, sugar, granola (or granola alternative), salt, cinnamon, and butter in a bowl. Using your hands, work the butter into all of the dry ingredients until mixture resembles course crumbles. It should stick together when squeezed but have the ability to be easily crumbled.
- In a baking dish, lay the apples down first, followed by blueberries and finally the coconut. If you are using fresh blueberries, add the water right after, then proceed with the coconut. Top the fruit; gather the dough in your hands and crumble in between your fingers. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes