Happy New Year to any MOT out there! As you know, I was trying to come up with an apple-y dessert for Rosh Hashanah. It is customary to ring in the new year with apples and honey. RH is definitely one of my favorite holidays so this was a challenge I was pretty excited about! With fall in the air, what better dessert than an apple crumble (or crisp? what the diff?) I was really pleased with the outcome and best of all, it can really be modified for any kind of fruits- pear and cranberry, peach blueberry, whatever!
Grain Free, Sugar Free Apple and Cherry Crumble (and vegan too!)
3 apples, chopped into small bite sized pieces
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups almond flour
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup dried unsweetened cherries
3 tbsp sweetener, like stevia in the raw
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8th tsp nutmeg (use more if you want it spicier!)
2 1/2 tbsp vegan butter, like earth balance
Toss apples and cherries with 1 tsp of vanilla and pour into greased 8x8 baking dish. In separate bowl, combine flour, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and sweetener. Add room temp butter and incorporate until the mixture is crumbly. Crumble over the apples and cherries evenly, and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, covered, for about 50-55 minutes, then uncovering for 5-10 min so the top can brown.
In other crumble recipes, I've tossed the fruit with a bit of cinnamon, sweetener, vanilla, and orange juice so the fruit doesn't oxidize, then crumbling the mixture over. This would give you a juicier result. This version is not juicy, so it just depends on what you're in the mood for.
Dinner was nothing special- asparagus mushroom tomato and onion stir fry with spinach chicken sausages. S ate an entire sausage by herself and all her veggies. She is a little veggie monster! And yes, once again I am going to tout the amazingness of TJ's frozen veggies. I never knew that frozen asparagus could be so good. I am consistently amazed by the quality of their frozen veg.
Completely OT, what new fall shows is everyone watching? Did anyone see New Girl?? Really cute and funny! Although Zooey's nasal-y Peewee Herman voice may get a bit irritating if she doesn't tone it down. We are also big Boardwalk Empire fans and I watch a ton of other reality garbage. What's your new fall fave?? XoXoGFG