Dec 21, 2017

Healthy Holiday Dessert

I search the web to find fabulous and easy to make vegan desserts everyone will enjoy. Modified from  This crusty apple dessert is perfect for a weeknight and easy enough to make in quantity for a holiday dinner.

The crust:  
2 cups raw pecans or walnuts
10 Medjool dates
pinch sea salt

The apple mixture:
4 large organic apples, peeled and cored
1/4 cup water
2 T maple syrup or agave
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg or clove
1/4 tsp vanilla

The topping: 
1 cup almond flour
1/3 cup coconut sugar
2 T unsweetened applesauce

In a food processor, combine the crust ingredients until a loose dough starts to form. 
Press the dough into an 8x8 baking dish and set in the fridge.  Preheat your oven to 350.

In a slow cooker, add all the filling ingredients. Turn on high and cook until the apples soften. About 1-2 hours. You can also do this on the stove top if you prefer. That should only take about 30 minutes. 

Using a slotted spoon, pour the finished filling on top of the crust and set aside while you make the topping.  In a food processor, combine the topping ingredients. Sprinkle the topping over the apples and place in the oven. 

Bake about 25 minutes or until the topping looks a golden brown. 
Serve warm.