Thursday, September 16, 2010

Healthy Apple Spice Dessert!

This picture makes my mouth water just looking at. It was so tasty. I loved all the spices and the vanilla Bean ice cream (Breyers can't be beat, and the purest ice cream out there) was perfect with it. It was a treat, I will make again. I usually don't like apple crisp that much, I don't like the big chunks of cooked apples. I decided to try something different, I shredded the apples instead of chopping them up in pieces. It was a wonderful way to have them.

3 1/2 C Grated Golden Ginger Apples (Golden Delicious would be great too)
2 T honey
1/4 C Pineapple juice*(I just drained it from some canned pineapple chunks)
1 tsp unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 C Spelt flour
2/3 C Sucanat or Brown sugar
1/2 C Old fashioned oatmeal
1 tsp Cinnamon*
1/8 tsp Cardamom * optional adds a great flavor
1 1/2 T Unsalted butter

1. Turn oven to 375, Place apples. xagave, juice, butter, and vanilla in an 8" square pan or 8" pie plate. Stir everything together. Place in oven about 6-8 min till the apples are softened a little.

2. While the apples are in the oven, make the topping. In a bowl mix together, spelt, sugar, oats, and spices. Cut in butter. (I ended up putting this mixture in the blender and pulsed it. The butter blended right in. If you want the oatmeal to stay in flakes, just cut the butter in with a pastry blender.)

3. Then take the softened apples out of the oven. You then can pour the topping on top. I opted to mix the topping into the apple mixture.

4. Bake 30 min or until golden brown. I did stir it a couple times. You won't want to, if you want a crunchy topping on top. My finished dessert was a combo between pie filling and apple crisp. I loved it. I wish I could have some right now. :) It"s all gone!

*You could use apple juice instead. The pineapple adds a nice flavor.
*I added the cinnamon and then decided to add pumpkin spice. You can add both or just the pumpkin spice, which has cinnamon in it all ready. I just love having lots of spices in it. :)


  1. It was good to see you in the store the other day.I love you blog! I put a link to it on my blog. You have so many good ideas. I just taught a cooking class on grains and told them about your site. When I have the menu plan is done I will let you know. It might be awhile.

  2. Thanks so much! It was fun to see you as well. I will put you on as a link as well. I am having fun.