- 1/2 cup regular oats
- 1/3 cup packed vegan brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons melted vegan butter
- 1 tablespoon frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
- 2 tablespoons vegan sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 8 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apple
- 1/4 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3/4 cup low-fat vanilla non-dairy ice cream (such as Soy Delicious)
2. In a second bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt.
3. Place the apple slices in an 11x7-inch baking dish, and sprinkle with the cornstarch mixture. Pour the remaining 1/4 cup apple juice and the water over the apples.
4. Top with the oat mixture, and bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes - the filling should be bubbly and the topping golden brown.
5. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Don't forget to top each portion with the ice cream!
6 servings (1 cup crisp, 2 tablespoons ice cream), Calories 258
This is apple crisp at its most classic and simple; nothing fancy, but tender, warm apples and subtle sweetness from the apple juice and sugars. This recipe uses a light hand on the topping, which had the flavor of a toasted oatmeal cookie. I'd say double the amount of topping if you'd like a more decadent dessert. There's a reason they call desserts with ice cream a la mode - that combination of warm apple and ice cold vanilla will never go out of fashion. For a less-standard apple crisp recipe, check out my version with cranberries.
This crisp was perfect with a hot cup of tea, especially since I prepared it in mid-February. One of my favorite brands is Yogi tea, particularly their chai black.
My favorite of their herbal teas is "Throat Comfort," a blend of licorice, fennel, wild cherry, cinnamon, and more. Perfect for a scratchy winter throat.
Even better, every tea bag gives you just a little bit of wisdom:
Of course another option is to visit a tea salon. Two of my favorites in NYC are the all vegan Teany in the Lower East Side and Spice & Tease on the Upper West Side.