Maple Pecan Apple Crisp

Maple Pecan Apple Crisp - Heailng and Eating

This maple pecan apple crisp is paleo and vegan friendly, and really easy to make. In fact, I think this may be my new favorite fall dessert. This recipe is naturally sweetened with maple syrup, and the crust is made with chopped pecans and almond flour.  In the future, I would serve it with some vegan vanilla ice cream, but it tastes just as good without. I used Fuji apples, since I had a ton of them in the fridge that needed to be used ASAP.

Overall, I’m really happy that this recipe turned out so well, and I will definitely be making more fruit crisps in the future. I’m thinking persimmons or pears might be next.

Maple Pecan Apple Crisp
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
Filing
  • 5 peeled apples
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (half lemon)
  • ½ tsp vietnamese (saigon) cinnamon
  • ½ tsp arrowroot powder
Topping
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup palm oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1½ cup of almond flour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp vietnamese (saigon) cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and chop apples, and add them to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Squeeze lemon juice over apples, and mix until coated evenly.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon and arrowroot powder over apples until coated evenly.
  5. Add apple mixture to a baking dish.
  6. In the food processor, chop pecans roughly, then transfer chopped pecans to the now empty large mixing bowl.
  7. Add almond flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt to the food processor and pulse until distributed evenly.
  8. Add palm oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the food processor and blend until smooth.
  9. Add mixture from food processor to mixing bowl with chopped pecans and mix all ingredients together.
  10. Smooth and pat topping mix over apples, cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  11. Remove aluminum foil, to brown top and bake 10-15 minutes until topping is a desired golden brown.
  12. Let it cool for 20-30 minutes, before serving.

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