With Rosh Hashanah just around the corner, the traditional use of apples is always on the menu. While I do not celebrate Rosh Hashanah I will be preparing a lovely meal for a large group this coming Monday. This recipe is an excellent way to use apples especially when feeding a crowd! I added grapes to this traditional recipe while also adding macadamia nuts to the crumble for additional flavor & healthy fats.
3-3 1/2 cups pink crisp apples (about two large apples)
1 1/2 cups grapes
2 tbsp ghee or 2 tbsp coconut oil if vegan
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or paste of 1 vanilla bean
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 cups oats or 1 cup oats 1/ 1/2 cup macadamia nuts (pulsed)
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
1/4 cup rice flour
1/8 tsp sal
Set your oven to 350.
Add ghee to your pan. Add the apples & grapes once the ghee has gotten hot & shimmy the pan until well combined. Cover for about 5 minutes while shaking every so often to prevent the apples & grapes from sticking.
During this time make your crumble. If you decide to use macadamia nuts you will need to pulse them in a food processor.
After the timer has gone off add your vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, salt, water & optional maple syrup (taste test prior) and cover for another 5 minutes by setting a timer.
Once the apples & grapes have cooked down with the spices, remove & turn off the stovetop.
Add your apple grape mixture to a baking dish and add your crumble to the top of it. Add to the oven and cook for 40 minutes or until the crumble has become golden brown.
**Tips: When shopping for the grapes, larger ones will typically be sweeter while smaller ones will provide a more tart taste. I prefer to have smaller grapes as they provide a nice balance with the sweetness of the apples!**
Serve with your favorite vanilla ice/nice cream! Enjoy!