I’m a fan of meals exhibits on tv, however this week, with all of the Thanksgiving-themed exhibits on, I used to be beginning to get hungry for fall meals, stuff like pumpkin, stew with numerous root greens, and apples. I am not a lot of a pie eater, however I do love me an excellent Dutch apple pie. Since I hate to make the crust, and it looks like additional energy anyway, I made this crustless model. In different phrases, a vegan apple crisp. This is the recipe.
This got here out much more scrumptious than I anticipated. My experimental butter substitution ended up truly tasting fairly buttery, and far more healthy, too. Go determine, however what a cheerful shock!
I really like a variety of spices in my apple desserts, so I added cinnamon, cardamom, and plenty of recent, minced ginger. The ginger provides it an actual kick, and the warming feeling can really feel like heartburn. However it’s going to heat you up from the within, one thing that could be superb if the climate is cool or chilly. (It is fairly scorching and muggy right here this fall.)
You possibly can scale back the quantity of ginger, or omit it altogether, when you want. Additionally, some individuals discover cardamom overpowering. In that case, add solely half the quantity within the recipe, then style, and determine if you wish to add the opposite half referred to as for.
So far as sweetening goes, the quantity of sugar you employ will depend upon how tart or candy your apples are, and the way you want your crisp. Once more, begin with the smaller quantity of sugar, style, and add extra if desired. Should you go too candy, you’ll be able to add a little bit of lemon or lime juice to spherical out the flavour, in all probability about 1-Three teaspoons or so.
Vegan Apple Crisp
For the filling:
5 to six giant apples, cored and chopped
half to 1 cup sugar
Three Tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
2 Tablespoons peeled, minced recent ginger
lemon or lime juice, non-compulsory
For the topping:
2 cups oats
1 cup pecans
half cup brown sugar
Three/four teaspoon salt
1/2 cup entire wheat flour
half cup canola oil
2 Tablespoons water
Combine the filling elements collectively properly. Style and modify sweetness/tartness degree.
There isn’t a have to peel your apples! There’s a mineral referred to as boron, which is important to robust bone well being, in apple peels. Why throw that away and run the danger of getting osteoporosis? Purchase natural apples if attainable, and wash your apples nicely.
For the topping, put half the oats and half the pecans right into a blender. Mix till floor. Dump this right into a bowl. Repeat with the opposite half of the oats and pecans.
Add the brown sugar, salt, and flour. Combine properly.
Combine within the canola oil. Stir very nicely to include the oil. You may need to simply use your palms. Drizzle in 2 Tablespoons water, or sufficient in order that for those who take a handful of the combination and squeeze it, it’ll clump collectively.
Place the filling right into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. There might be liquid that has launched. Add that as properly.
Evenly sprinkle the topping over all the filling. Press right down to create a crust-like layer.
Bake at 350 levels F for about 40 minutes, till the highest is flippantly browned, the filling is effervescent up round a few of the edges, and the apples are tender.
Let cool till it’s heat. Eat with gratitude!
I hope you do this vegan apple crisp recipe whereas apples are in season. You possibly can eat it with out guilt, since there isn’t a saturated or hydrogenated fats in it, however you continue to get a wealthy, buttery taste.