Grandmother's Favorite Apple Crumble
In the shortening days of summer at least we can look forward to the smells and flavors of fresh apple pies and crumbles from all sorts of apple pie recipes. This apple crumble recipe is made with a nut crust recipe that we love! If you want to make it vegan you could switch out the butter for a coconut oil to bind the nut ingredients. What we love about this homemade apple crumble recipe is that is is low in cholesterol, very low in sodium and very high in vitamin B6. It also have soluble fiber and other antioxidants from the apples and nuts in this recipe. If you are diabetic, you could easily cut the brown sugar from this recipe all together and have a low glycemic recipe. Apples on their own are rich in vitamin C, fiber and vitamin B6, but watch out for sprays and pesticides since most non-organic apples would fall onto the EWG Dirty Dozen list as the number 2 offender in regards to the amount of sprays used. If possible, choose organic apples for this recipe to avoid pesticides in your diet and to support smaller scale farming practices. If organic isn't available or feasible, it is still important to eat your fruits and vegetables. The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure, according to the Environment Working Group Website.
Makes one 9-inch pie plate size - 6 servings
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1 cup almonds
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, (room temp)
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5-6 apples (We used Spartans)
juice of 1/2 small orange
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon flour
1 Tablespoon butter - cut into small cubes
Chop the nuts into fine bits and place into a bowl.
In a 2nd small bowl stir together the butter and brown sugar.
Use a fork to blend together.
Add spices to butter mix and then stir in the chopped nuts. Set mixture aside.
Cut apples into quarters and cut out the core.
Peel the skin off the apples.
Cut apples into slices or small squares.
In a bowl use a large spoon and mix apples with juice of orange, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and butter.
Mix well so the butter will melt evenly into the apples.
Pour into 9 inch pan.
Pour nut crumble onto apples and spread evenly.
* Note -if you like very cooked apples, then bake the apples first for 10 minutes and then take out of the oven and add the nut crumble and continue to bake until the nut topping is golden brown.
Bake at 350F until the topping has browned.
Serve with homemade whipping cream or a scoop of ice cream and maple syrup.
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Nutrition Facts of Grandmother's Favorite Apple Crumble with a Nut Crust by Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Almonds, walnuts, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, apples, orange juice.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. *Per Serving: Calories 437, Calories from Fat 216, Total Fat 24.0g 37%, Saturated Fat 7.0g 35%, Cholesterol 25mg 8%, Sodium 77mg 3%, Potassium 416mg 12%, Carbohydrates 55.5g 18%, Dietary Fiber 7.6g 30%, Sugars 43.6g, Protein 6.7g, Vitamin A 6% · Vitamin C 31%, Calcium 8% · Iron 12%
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