Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sugar Free Apple Crisp ala Lydia

My friend Lydia is supposed to be avoiding sugar, but it's apple season and at some point one must be spoiled with a good apple something.

Not be be discouraged I put aside my white flour and sugar and proceeded to play. The results were worth it. A friend picked the apples but I think they are an early version of Gravenstein. Any apple will work (except that noxious red delicious), so use what you have.

4 large apples peeled. cored and sliced.
1 teaspoon Stevia
2 tablespoon whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg or allspice

Toss together in a bowl and set aside.

The Topping
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup almonds
1 cup cold butter cut into chunks
1 teaspoon salt

Grind almonds in food processor and toss in the flour and butter and pulse.

Dot apples with pats of butter then sprinkle topping on apples and bake for one hour at 350 until apples are juice and bubbly and topping is brown. Serve warm with coffee or brandy.

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