Prep: 30 min
Baking Time: 50-60 min
- 2.5 lbs apples, preferably Granny Smith or another nutritious variety
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour or rice flour
- 3/4 cup rolled oats (not instant)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed OR 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted or salted butter melted
Preheat oven at 350 degrees (F). Peel and core the apples, but do not discard the peels. Slice the peeled apples into 1/4 inch slices and place into a large mixing bowl.
Combine 1 cup of sliced apples, the apple skins, the honey, 1 tablespoon of flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in the bowl of a food processor. Process on high speed until the skins are finely chopped, about 3 min. (this will seem a long time). Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. Stir the chopped mixture into the bowl of sliced apple, then spoon into a greased 8″ sq. baking pan. Set aside.
To make the topping, combine all the topping ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until blended, then spoon over the apples. Place the pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake 50-60 min, or until the top is golden brown and the apple slices are tender. Cool 10-15 min. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Variations: Add a teaspoon of grated lemon peel to the apples. Add 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice or ground cloves. Use pecans instead of walnuts.
From Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson. Courtesy of Cynthia Floyd, dietitian firstname.lastname@example.org