Hi girls! Andre over here. Back in Colorado for school but wanted to share with you the recipe of the Thanksgiving dessert we had this year. My sister and I got in the kitchen at around 7:00 pm before dinner and made an Apple Crumble. We got the recipe from Angela Liddon but made a small twist because we ran out of an ingredient. So, straight from Oh She Glows Cookbook, here it is and our comments will be in red:
For the apple filling:
- 6 to 7 cups of peeled and chopped apples. We used 6 apples.
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch. We used cornstarch.
- 1/3 cup of Sucanat sugar. We used Agave.
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. This is optional but we included them!
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Easy! get lemons, cut them in half and squeeze them 🙂
For the topping:
- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 cup of thinly sliced almonds. We didn’t have any almonds so we used walnuts. We used a grinder to make them into tiny pieces.
- 1/3 cup almond flour or almond meal. Again, we used walnuts and made walnut flour – the same way you would make oatmeal flour.
- 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup. We used agave.
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil, melted. We didn’t have coconut oil, so we used goood old butter!
- 2 tablespoons of unsweetened shredded coconut. This is optional, we didn’t have any coconut.
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
- 1/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt.
- Make the apple filling: Place the apples in a large bowl and sprinkle the corn scratch on top. Toss until combined. Stir in the sugar, chia seeds and cinnamon. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared dish and smooth it out evenly.
- Make the topping: In a bowl, stir together the oats, almonds, almond flour, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, shredded coconut. cinnamon and salt until mixed.
- Sprinkle the oat mixture all over the apple mixture in an even layer.
- Cover the dish with foil and poke a couple of air holes in the foil. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the apples are just fork-tender. Uncover the dish and bake for 10 to 15 minutes more, until the topping is golden. We baked for 20 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered because the oven was already really hot from the turkey.
And serve! we baked it as we were eating dinner so when we served, it was straight from the oven. We served the apple crumble with vanilla ice cream and it was delicious!
Some of you might know that I eat a vegan diet but I want to make the point that when it’s family time, I tend to break some rules because it’s difficult to get everryoone on board with vegan products and also because since I don’t live in Miami anymore, I don’t want to spend a ton of money on products we will only use once.
Do you enjoy doing desserts at home? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!