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Individual Brandied Fruit Cups (Gluten Free)

Before I tell you about these beautiful little desserts I have to tell you about my morning.
There is an inch gap between my parents concrete steps and their house. As I try to insert the key into the lock to enter their house my keys fall straight down. Yep, you guessed it, right into the inch gap. Not only do they fall to the ground below but then flip over to go underneath the concrete. All I can see is the tip of one key.
If you are from New England then you know how cold it is at 6am in March.
My daughter and dog are standing there looking at me like nice going slick.
My daughter is standing beside me holding a Harry Potter wand.
I look at the wand and say “That,!” “Give me that!”
All this does is push the keys farther under the steps.
So I dial my cell phone, calling my parents within, who are sound asleep, and ask them to let us in, with my head bowed in shame. Not that they can see this through the phone.
My mother hands me a pair of bbq tongs to pull them out, but tongs don’t do you much good when you can’t open them…one inch gap and all.
This also wakes up whatever woodland creatures that have taken residence underneath the stairs. The squeals of irritation from these creatures begin at this point and my first thought is a mouse or squirrel leaping out from gap on the side of the stairs and attacking me with pure anger from waking them from their winter slumber.
Kind of the way I feel every morning when I wake in the winter.
My Dad hands me a crow bar and a flash light. Ahh, Dad’s know best.
At this point I climb into the snow bank at the side of the steps and stick the crow bar in the gap at the side of the stairs where said woodland creatures will attack from. And then I hear it! The sound of metal on metal!
I have hit the keys!
I am able to drag them out with the crow bar.
I jump up and down in the snow bank like I just mined for gold.

It is a good thing I can laugh at myself and admit that if anyone can fit a large key ring into a one inch gap, it’s me.

Ok…..On to these adult dessert treats.

These are yummy little desserts I whipped up one night as a little treat for the hubby and I. You can also make a version for the kids by just omitting the brandy. I made the crust out of nuts but you could use graham crackers instead.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Organic Peaches, sliced
  • 1 Cup Organic Raspberries
  • 2 Tbsp Brandy
  • 1/4 Cup honey, divided, plus more to drizzle on top
  • 1/.2 Cup Raw Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Cashews
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • Greek yogurt, almond milk yogurt or whipped cream for topping

Place the slices of peaches and raspberries in a bowl with the brandy and 2 tablespoons of the honey. Gently mix together. Allow the fruit to marinate for 30-45 minutes in the fridge. 
To make the bottom crust, pulse the almonds, cashews, cinnamon, other 2 tablespoons of honey and coconut oil in a food processor until it looks like graham cracker crumbs. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of each glass or bowl allowing it to go up the sides an inch or two.
Scoop a couple heaping spoonfuls of fruit into each bowl on top of the crust.
Top each one with yogurt or whipped cream.
To finish off, drizzle a little more honey over each one. 

Aren’t they pretty?

I used stemless wine glasses to make them, so you can really see how they look.

You can use any fruit you’d like! 
Comment below and tell me what combination you made!

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