Last night for Family Night we taught our kids about the importance of being honest. I found a great story about a boy who, while walking home from school one day, stole three apples from his neighbors orchard. By the time he got home he had a terrible tummy ache. Lying in his bed that night, he decided that he would earn the money to pay the farmer back for the stolen apples. Before he could earn all the money, his family moved unexpectedly. Years later, as an adult he returned to the apple orchard and found the farmer and paid him for the apples plus one extra. He said that apple was the sweetest he had ever tasted. For our treat, I wanted to make something sweet with apples in it, to go along with the story. I came up with this warm apple crisp and it was delicious. I had enough to make 6 individual apple crisps, and before I knew it, Dr. J ate two! It's ok though, because I probably would have eaten them for breakfast.
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Earth Balance Buttery Sticks
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
pinch of salt
1. Place the apple slices about 3/4 full in ramekins, or layer in an 8x8 pan.
2. In a bowl, mix remaining ingredients.
3. Spoon mixture evenly over the apples.
4. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
5. Serve with your favorite vegan ice 'cream. My favorite is Coconut Bliss Vanilla Island.