ROSH HASHANAH APPLE GRAPE CRUMBLE

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.

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APPLE MIXTURE:

  • 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

CRUMBLE MIXTURE:

  • 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

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Set your oven to 350.

  2. 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.

  3. During this time make your crumble. If you decide to use macadamia nuts you will need to pulse them in a food processor. 

  4. 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.

  5. Once the apples & grapes have cooked down with the spices, remove & turn off the stovetop. 

  6. 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!

Thank you to our friends at @hungryharvest for the delicious rescued apples & grapes that went into this dish for Rosh Hashanah!  Use my code "cookcollab" for $5.00 off your first delivery!