Autumn is just around the corner! Harvest is in progress and the first of the season's apples are ripe, crisp, and ready to eat. It's time for apple desserts! Here's an apple crisp recipe I'd like to share with you. Because it uses natural sweeteners, the full flavor of the apples comes through to the palate in this recipe. Happy eating and good autumn!
6 apples, peeled and cored, sliced thinly
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour*
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1 1/2 cups soy milk
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
Place the oats and flour in a mixing bowl. Add the apple juice and soy milk. Stir mixture until well blended. Add the raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup. Place half this mixture in the bottom of a prepared casserole dish. Add half the apples, then layer with the remaining flour mixture, and top with the rest of the apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve with soy milk or your favorite frozen dessert.
*To make this gluten-free, use gluten-free oats and replace whole wheat pastry flour with a gluten-free baking mix.