Saturday, September 22, 2012

Raw Apple Crisp - Gourmet Version

For apple filling:
6 Fuji apples, washed, and sliced very thin
juice of 2 lemons
2 T ground cinnamon
1 t ground cardomom
1 t ground allspice
1 c dried raisins
1/2 c candied ginger, chopped fine - optional
1 1/2 c orange juice
1 c dates

For topping:
1 cups dates
2 cups walnuts

Optional for Serving:
Greek Yogurt

Prepare topping by chopping 1 cup dates and 2 cups walnuts. A blender or food processor works fine. Use the coarse setting. Don't wash the blender. You'll use it again!

For the filling, mix thinly sliced apples, lemon juice, raisins, cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, and chopped candied ginger. If you are a a raw purist, leave out the candied ginger. Now in the same blender or food processor puree the orange juice with 1 cup of dates. It makes a thick liquid. Pour over apple mixture and use your hands to mix very well. Pour this into a 9x13" baking dish.

Sprinkle date/walnut crumbles over the top. If you can stand to wait this gets better with time as the apples soak up the liquid. I couldn't! It is awesome for breakfast or dessert with a dollop of Greek Yogurt on it!

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