Harvest Apple Crisp II

I can’t believe it, but I actually don’t have a picture of a full apple crisp that isn’t blurry. I guess I’ll have to make another!

Apples are one of my favorite foods.  Maybe it’s because I grew up in New York?  Either way, I’ve been an apple snob since I was a little kid.  Store bought apples can’t compare to Farmer’s Markets. Mac Intosh were my favorite for pies and eating.  But here in VA, they’re not that good.  Fortunately we still have Goldrush, Jonamacs, Liberty and more, even though they’re from states a little further out.

My favorite way to enjoy apples is…to just eat them.  But a very close second is an apple crisp. I’ve got a lot of recipes posted like this one and this is my current favorite version–gluten-free, sugar free and vegan.  And super delicious.  The pairing of the sweetness of apples and the tartness of cranberries is fantastic.

And you can substitute white or brown sugar if you prefer. Yummy one way or another.

Topping:
1 1/2 cups almond flour
2/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
pinch salt
1/2 cup oil
2/3 cup coconut or palm sugar (or other sugar)
1/4 cup stevia powder

4 apples, pears or a combination, peeled and thinly sliced
3/4 cup cranberries (or dried cherries)
¼ cup coconut or palm sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
a few grindings of nutmeg
1 tablespoons of cornstarch or arrowroot starch

Prepare topping by mixing all ingredients. This can be premade and refrigerated or frozen.

Peel and chop apples thinly, combine with cranberries. Toss remaining ingredients together, and then mix into apples. Pour into a 8X8 glass dish.

Bake, COVERED for 25 min or so or until the apples start getting droopy and soft. Uncover and bake until browning, maybe 10 min more.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to Harvest Apple Crisp II

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  2. Scrumptious says:

    This sounds delicious! I have a huge bag of apples and pears in my fridge from my last CSA box and for some reason I just never feel like eating them straight. So thanks for reminding me that it’s time to make a crisp!

  3. Jessica says:

    Yummie! that is a great winter dream recipe.
    I will defintely try those with some autumn apples from my grandfather´s garden.

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  5. Andrea Smith says:

    I actually thought that you were talking about the Apple Mac-intosh computer in your blog post. I like apples too! Smoothens the skin!

    Andrea of beach chairs

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