Apple Crisp
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Serves: 6 to 8
 
Ingredients
  • For the topping:
  • 3 ounces pitted dates (about 6 Medjool or 12 Deglet Noor), chopped
  • ¼ cup 100% apple juice plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1¾ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For the fruit:
  • 1¾ pounds Granny Smith apples (4 to 5 medium), peeled and cored
  • ½ cup raisins
  • For the fruit sauce:
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1½ cups 100% apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. To start the topping, place the chopped dates and apple juice into a small bowl for at least 15 minutes (so the dates can soften). Place the rolled oats and cinnamon into a medium bowl and stir. Set aside.
  2. For the fruit, slice the apples into thin wedges about ⅛-inch thick, and then cut them in half cross-wise (so they are more bite-sized). Place the cut apples and raisins into a medium bowl, and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. To make the fruit sauce, place the oats into a blender, and grind them into flour. Add the apple juice, lemon juice, and cinnamon, and blend once more until smooth.
  4. Pour the fruit sauce into the bowl of apples and raisins, and stir (the sauce will be thin, but it will thicken during baking). Transfer this mixture to an 8×8-inch baking pan, spreading evenly (no parchment paper is needed).
  5. To finish the topping, transfer the soaked dates and apple juice to a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour this into the bowl of oats and cinnamon, and stir to coat.
  6. Spread the topping evenly over the top of the apples, and bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the topping is a deep medium brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Notes
For a little variation, substitute one of the apples with a cup of blueberries, sliced strawberries, peaches, nectarines, or pears, or chopped pineapple.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅛ recipe Calories: 228 Fat: 2g Saturated fat: 0.3g Carbohydrates: 51.4g Sugar: 28.1g Sodium: 4mg Fiber: 6.7g Protein: 3.8g Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Straight Up Food at http://www.straightupfood.com/blog/2016/03/01/apple-crisp/