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Apple, Walnut, and Fig Oat Crisp


    While as delicious as any homespun, heritage dessert, this trinity of primary ingredients (apples, walnuts, and figs) also offers a wholly delicious nutritional punch.


    8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
    1 cup (250 mL) dried figs, trimmed and sliced
    1/2 cup (125 mL) brown sugar
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch
    1 1/2 Tbsp (22 mL) apple cider vinegar
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter, melted
    1 cup (250 mL) small organic flaked rolled oats
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
    5 Tbsp (75 mL) butter, melted
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
    1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped walnuts
    4 Tbsp (60 mL) crème fraîche
    1 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon

    Combine apples, figs, sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, and butter in a bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow flavours to meld.Combine oats, flour, butter, cinnamon, and walnuts in a bowl.

    Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Butter an 8-inch (20-cm) ovenproof bowl. Spread apple filling evenly over the bottom and pack with the oat topping. Cook for approximately 45 minutes or until browned and bubbling.

    Serve warm with a tablespoon of crème fraîche sprinkled with cinnamon.

    Serves 4.

    source: "A Healthy Habit", alive #291, January 2007


    Apple, Walnut, and Fig Oat Crisp




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