Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How 'Bout Them Apples?

We have a never-ending bowl of honeycrisps on our kitchen counter. That's what happens when you head to an orchard with a group of friends on a lovely, sunny afternoon. Before you know it, you've got more apples then you know what to do with. Here's a recipe I found from Whole Foods Market for a raw apple (honey) crisp that is both sweet and savory. These quantities serve 1-2. Here are the approximate ingredients: a honeycrisp apple (cut in cubes), a handful of raw pecans, a handful of dates, a handful of raisins (or dried cranberries), a few pieces of ginger, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
Put everything (except the honeycrisp) in your food processor and let her whirl. I also added about a teaspoon of water. Pulse until you get a 'batter' that is blended, but still has discernible pieces of pecan, raisin, etc. Stir the crisp batter and apple pieces in a bowl, then garnish with a few extra pecans or dried fruit pieces and you're ready to dig in. And seriously - how 'bout them apples?

For more healthy dessert ideas, check out this site (it's a wonderful resource for gluten/dairy allergies or those of you who just want to be mindful of your mouthfuls). Enjoy!


  1. This sounds like the kind of treat I used to LOVE before I had to cut dried fruit from my diet (wah!). And honeycrisps are the best apples ever, aren't they? Thanks so much for contributing to the GF Holiday event!

    Just one thing. . . the original post forgot to ask you to include a link to the post. Would you mind adding one now? The post is here. Thanks so much, and sorry for the confusion! :)

  2. Honeycrisps are a favorite around here and the ginger, oh my. I could eat some right now.

  3. Ooh, this sounds great! And candied ginger? Well, I'd probably have to sneak a few extra pieces while I was making it...but this is a great healthy dessert.