Wednesday, November 30, 2011

the Feast - Part III

After a fabulous feast, you have to wait a while for dessert (sometimes I wait until the next day), but now it's time for something sweet! As I've said before, I'm not really much of a baker, and I find pies especially intimidating. Cobbler makes way more sense to me, so that's what I made for our Thanksgiving dessert. This is a combination of several recipes, including a favorite my Mom used to make.

Apple-Cherry Cobbler

6-8 apples, cored, peeled, and sliced, the amount depending on the size of your pan. Use a mix of different kinds of apples, such as Pink Lady, Fuji, and Granny Smith. 
1 cup dried cherries

Arrange apples and cherries in a baking dish. 
Stir together the following, and pour over fruit:

1/2 cup organic sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 tsp each nutmeg and cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
1 T arrowroot powder


1 cup quinoa flour (or any flour you prefer)
1 cup oats
1 cup organic sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or nut pulp from nut milk)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Mix the above together in a bowl. Place 1/3 to 1/2 half of the topping in a food processor, and buzz in 3 T vegan butter and 2 T coconut oil. Stir back in with the rest of the topping in the bowl, and sprinkle over the fruit. This is enough topping for a large 9x13 baking dish.

Bake at 375ยบ for 45 minutes to an hour, until hot all the way through and apples are cooked to your liking. We prefer them a little bit crisp. Cover with foil if topping begins to brown too much. This is a very sweet dessert, so feel free to cut back on the sugar if you want to. I served it with vanilla Rice Dream Ice Cream, which was the only thing not made from scratch in the entire meal.

I hope you'll enjoy playing with these recipes, and including them in some of your own Holiday Feasts.

Cheers, and Happy Holidays!!!

the Feast - Part I
the Feast - Part II
the Feast Part III