Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Apple Pear Crumble

Keeping with the fall season theme of my past few posts, I present to you the tastiest dessert chock-full of my favorite fall-time fruits: apples and pears!

For this oat and almond based crumble, I used organic Golden Delicious apples and organic Bartlett pears. Sooooo tasty! 

For the crust/base, I used a mixture of oats, oat flour, and almond meal. I'm sure you could substitute another kind of nut for the almonds, like pecan, hazelnut, etc. 

What you'll need:
adapted from Gluten Free Hope's Maple Peach Crumble
  • 3 organic apples, sliced thinly
  • 1-2 pears, peeled, sliced
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (I just put 1/2 cup almonds in the food processor and pulsed until coarsely ground)
  • 1/2 cup GF oats
  • 1/2 cup GF oat flour
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch/flour
  • 1/2 cup sucanat
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon, plus extra for sprinklin'
  • 1 Tbsp. flax meal
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, Earth Balance, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil (or more butter)
  • Poured over top: 
    • 1/4 cup apple juice
    • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
Oat and almond base.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl. 
  2. Melt vegan butter in microwave, then add 1 tsp. vanilla, stir.
  3. Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients, along with the coconut oil. Press into bottom of a lined 9x9 inch pan. 
  4. Take your sliced fruits and arrange them however you like on top of the base. 
  5. Now, mix the apple juice and maple syrup together. Pour over the top of apples and pears. Sprinkle with more cinnamon!
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. 
*** Serve with coconut ice cream, or eat as is! ***

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