Sunday, November 24, 2013

Apple Crumble

To round out our Thanksgiving feast here is Cooper's favorite: apple crumble.  
Photo: Our Paleo Life
Ingredients for pie crust:
  • 3/4 cup raw walnut halves or pecans
  • 1/2 cup pitted, medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • pinch of salt
  1. Grind nuts in a food processor until finely ground and almost starting to turn into butter, or just starting to clump together.
  2. Add dates, butter, and salt to the food processor, pulse until combined.
  3. Press into a 9” pie plate.
  4. Set aside.
 For the pie filling:
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored, cubed
  • 1/4 cup apple cider 
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan and add apples.  Cook for 8-10 minutes or until just starting to soften.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except arrowroot starch, and mix to combine.
  4. Remove from heat and use a slotted spoon to transfer ingredients to prepared pie dish.
  5. To the remaining liquid add arrowroot starch and whisk over low heat for about a minute until mixture is thickened.  Pour over apples.
  6. Bake for 10 min.
For the streusel topping:
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • a pinch of cardamom
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  1. Pulse all ingredients, except honey, together in a food processor until coarse crumbles.
  2. Add honey and mix with hands to form a sticky, crumbly mixture.
  3. Remove pie from oven and top with struesel.
  4. Return to oven for 5 more minutes.
  5. Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes.  It is best served warm.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Susie
    This is Colleen
    This is so awesome. And what you are doing is so awesome.
    We do primal for the most part, but haven't completely let go of the junk. But I spend so much time on your blog. Great ideas. So proud of you. The hardest part for me with all of this, is feeding my kids....not giving them the carbs and making sure they get enough.
    Any ideas??