As parents, Cory and I try to make relatively healthy choices when it comes to feeding our kids. We're not perfect, of course (especially when it comes to ourselves!), but we try to make sure the girls eat right. Taking into consideration Eloise's egg and peanut allergies, we are often tweaking recipes to make them "El Friendly" and using as many "whole" ingredients as possible (never margarine!). This particular recipe that I'm going to share originally calls for white flour and sugar... but I revamped it my way. And though it's still not necessarily "healthy" (we should never eat too many sweets!)... it is much better than the regular recipes you might come across. And I wouldn't necessarily call this a pie... it's more of an apple crisp - but no matter what you call it... it's DELICIOUS!
Read on for the recipe:
5-7 apples (I used Gala), peeled, cored and sliced
2/3 cup Maple Syrup
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1/4 cup Honey/Molasses Mix (I did half of each)
3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 pinch Salt
3/4 cup Rolled Oats
-Preheat oven to 375*
-Place the apples in an 8x8 glass baking dish. Pour Maple Syrup over apples and gently toss. (I also added a little cinnamon, nutmeg and clove just to spice it up a little for my liking - though the recipe doesn't call for it)
-Cream together Butter, Honey/Molasses
-Stir in Flour, Salt and Oats
-Sprinkle mixture over Apples
-Bake 35 mins.
Personally, I enjoyed this after it had been refrigerated overnight! But it was yummy right out of the oven as well! Eloise didn't even want the apples, of course... just the crumble! It would be great served with ice cream - I have an easy recipe for that to share another day! (No ice cream maker needed!)
Let me know if you try this and if you enjoyed it!