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Raw Apple Crumble

FOR THE CRUMBLE TOPPING:

cup walnuts
2 pitted Medjool dates (or 4 Deglet Noor), chopped

FOR THE DICED APPLE FILLING:

4 apples, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon lemon juice

FOR THE APPLESAUCE (TO BE TOSSED WITH THE DICED APPLES):

2 apples, peeled and diced (see Notes)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
5 pitted Medjool dates (or 10 Deglet Noor), chopped
cup raisins
teaspoon cinnamon
teaspoon ground nutmeg

This dessert is easier and faster to make than an apple pie or crisp, and it requires no baking. Instead of refined sugars, this recipe uses dates for sweetness, and lemon juice and nutmeg for that extra zing.

Instructions:

1. To make the crumble topping: Blend the walnuts and dates in a food processor to make crumbly nuggets similar in size to Grape Nuts cereal. Spoon into a small bowl and set aside.

2. To make the filling: Toss the 4 peeled, diced apples with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and set aside in a bowl.

3. Next, blend all of the sauce ingredients in the food processor: 2 apples, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, plus the dates, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss this mixture with the sliced apples.

4. To serve, spoon into dessert dishes and sprinkle with the date-nut crumble topping.

Notes:

Use a good eating apple, such as a Gala, Fuji, or Pink Lady in this recipe, or a mix.


Cathy Fisher is a plant-based cooking instructor who teaches at TrueNorth Health Center and the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California. Visit StraightUpFood.com to view her healthy plant-based recipes. 

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