Tomorrow March begins!!!!! But here in the snow-covered Midwest, Spring seems like a very distant reality. The temperatures still average below freezing and there is snow in today’s forecast. I find this to be the perfect time to share a warm, sweet dessert that will help put a smile on your face and those who eat this with you! Enjoy!
Warm Apple Crisp (serves 6)
4 medium, tart apples (about 4 cups) peeled, cored and sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup yellow raisins
Juice of half lemon (1 tablespoon)
4 tablespoons whole wheat flour (or gluten free flour)
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 8-inch pie plate with cooking spray. Set aside. In a bowl, combine apples, sugar, raisins, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon flour. Mix to combine. Spread evenly on pie plate.
Combine 3 tablespoons flour, oats, nuts, oil, brown sugar, and spices. Mix well. Sprinkle this topping evenly over apples. Bake in center of oven until golden and bubbly, 30-40 minutes. Serve in individual dessert dishes and top with your favorite ice cream.