Vegan Gluten Free Apple Crisp

appleOh my, this recipe is oh so yummy……trust me.

Who doesn’t love homemade apple crisp with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream on top.  I use almond ice cream on mine to keep it vegan.

It is the perfect dessert for fall when the apples are at their peak.  This recipe makes a good size dessert so is perfect for a dinner party or larger family.

All of my ingredients in this tasty treat are organic, gluten free and vegan but you can easily modify the ingredients to use regular oats, regular flour and butter if you so desire.

Ingredients:

10 good size apples…the tartier the better like Granny Smith

3 pears (optional)

3 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 cup dried cherries, cranberries or raisins (optional)

1  1/4 cup coconut sugar

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

3 tbsp. cornstarch ( I use arrowroot starch as it is a healthier alternative)

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup chopped candied ginger (optional)

Topping:  I have made the topping one and one half times of the original recipe as we love extra crumble.

1 1/2 cup rolled oats

3/4 cup almond meal

3/4 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup coconut sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cups chopped pecans

1/2 tsp. sea salt

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

3/4 cups melted coconut oil

Peel, core and thinly slice the apples and pears.  Place in a large mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients for the filling.  Stir to combine and spread in a 9 x 13″ baking dish.

In a second bowl put all the ingredients for the topping and stir to combine well.  Spread the topping all over the fruit and make even over all.

Place in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes uncovered until apples are bubbling and tender and the topping is golden brown.

This dessert is great freshly made but can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.  You can also freeze it if you want to save it for a later date.  If you freeze it then you could thaw at room temperature or defrost it in a 350 degree oven until warmed through.

This is not a dessert for the waistline….just thought I would share a “sinful” but somewhat healthy version of “Apple Crisp”.

 

 

 

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