Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Apple Crisp

This dish is a variation on a theme...thee apple pie. So many folks will but an apple but and I will give you that some of them may even be taste worthy, but nothing, and I mean nothing, can stand up to a homemade apple pie(or anything homemade for that matter).

But there are many a people who break out into a cold sweat at the thought of making a pie crust from scratch. And I will be the first to admit, that making them is not my forte. With that said, in walks the apple crisp family. there are so many different ways to do this one, that an entire book could most more than likely be written on this dish alone. however, you have not made the version made by Vegan in Louisiana for if you had, you would have flooded her blog or mine with many thanks.

I will be making this more often, that is for sure. It is quick and easy and oh such a comfort food. My first time making this of course was here at home, then I will be making it at a huge event at my job(Nutrition S'Mart) for Customer Appreciation Day. they will be making 2 organic turkeys, and I get to make all the side dishes. It is my hope, to show folks that you do not have to consume animal flesh in order to eat at 'any' holiday and you can still have a full plate with dishes that are traditional and meat free. And most folks have no clue you are feeding them vegan food until you mention it. that is why I do not say one word until they have eaten the dishes and then I pop the surprise on them. And then it hits them, that a vegetarian diet is do-able, you just have to think a bit more originally.

So on to this lovely dish.

8 cups of cored, peeled apples (about 10 apples)
1 cup raw sugar
1&1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1&1/4 cup quick oats
1 cup vegan butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Core and peel thee apples
  • Cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • Mix apples and raw sugar together and spread evenly into a 9x12 baking dish
  • Add the butter to the flour
  • Mix together with hands until well blended, it needs to be crumbly
  • Add the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt
  • Mix together with hands until all ingredients are well blended, this too will be crumbly
  • Sprinkle the topping over the apple mixture, it does not have to be pretty
  • Bake at 375 for 45 minutes
  • Cool on rack for 20 minutes

I cut this recipe in half for my first time making it at home. B-I-G mistake. I may never make an apple pie again. this is so comfy and cozy, and you can even add a scoop of your favorite ice cream alternative and have at it. Take that to all you who think vegan food is just sticks and cardboard. Neener neener, I have a great dessert and don't have to share!


Missy said...

I am so glad you enjoyed this one. We loved it as well. I am sure it will be well received on any holiday table.

William Lusk Coppage said...

I second the enjoyment. Glad to see a network of recipes. Happy Holidays.