Mollie Katzen is a foodie soul mate of mine. Thank goodness for her Moosewood Cookbook, as I would have never gotten through the early vegetarian foodie years without it. I’ve been making this healthy apple crisp for almost as long as I’ve been a vegetarian! If you know me in real life you’ve probably had this before. Maybe more than once. It had been to potlucks and has graced Thanksgiving and Christmas tables next to my famous Vegan Pumpkin Pie. It doubles as both a dessert and breakfast dish. It is more hearty than it is sweet, and tastes excellent warm or cold, with whipped cream, ice cream, cream or milk. I recently made mine with apples from our new apple tree. They are so good! I swear, untouched, sun ripened, in-your-own-yard apples and other tree fruits are The. Best!
If you don’t already own Moosewood Cookbook, here is the recipe. If you do own it, just go to page 186. I hope your page will soon be as well worn as mine.
8-10 medium cooking apples
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup orange juice
juice of one lemon
2 cups raw whole oats
3/4 cup flour (any kind you want)
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt (I only use a pinch)
Peel (if necessary – I don’t), pare and slice the apples. Drizzle them with fresh lemon juice. Spread half of them into a large oblong pan.
Melt the butter and honey together. Combine with oats, flour, nuts and seeds, salt and spices. Spread 1/2 this mixture (actually crumble, it won’t really spread) onto apples in the pan. Cover with the remaining apples and the rest of the topping. Pour OJ over the top. Bake 40-45 minutes, uncovered, at 375 degrees. Cover if it crisps too quickly.
Note: If you substitute pears or peaches for the apples, reduce baking time to 25 minutes.
Are you a Moosewood Cookbook fan? I haven’t tried everything so tell me what your favourite recipe is and why you love it.
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