Saturday, December 25, 2010

Apple Pie Crisp

Please forgive my absence. I haven't had much time for baking, let alone posting and taking pictures. This post, however, was done almost entirely by my daughters. Nikki wrote the recipe and baked the crisp and Amanda took the pictures and uploaded them for me. Thank you girls! We are calling this apple pie crisp because instead of my traditional crisp filling (which is simply sliced apples), it has a thick sweet apple pie filling. The crisp was eaten so fast that we had to make it twice before I had enough left to get a picture of one small piece! Enjoy!!!

Filling:8 cups (about 5 large) of granny smith apples
1/2 c Granulated sugar
2 T Tapioca starch
1/2 t Nutmeg
1/2 t Cinnamon
1 t Vanilla extract
1 t Lemon juice
Dash of salt

Pare and slice apples. Place in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well, we used our fingers :) lay apples in the bottom of a medium baking dish.

1 c Brown sugar
1 c Gluten free oats
1/2 c Gluten free oat flour
1/2 c Spectrum shortening
1/8 t Salt

Mash all of the topping ingredients together until there are no longer large lumps of shortening.
Sprinkle the topping over the apples. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes, or until the apples are tender.


Libby said...

What talented daughters! The apple crisp looks wonderful and I think I need to bake one soon before the cooler weather is gone.

FoodAllergyMom said...

Thank you Libby! Yes I've been trying to get this posted since the beginning of fall.

Anonymous said...

I just want to thank you. I have developed allergies to wheat, dairy, and soy at the age of 40. I like to say I'm going through my 2nd childhood :) This blog is a wonderful source of information: recipes, where to buy foods, and just simple understanding of this way of life. Someone asked me, "Don't you ever want to cheat?" I answered, "Since I can die if I did that, no." People just don't understand.........

FoodAllergyMom said...

Hi Kathy. You are very welcome, and thank you for the encouragement, I can't seem to post nearly as much as I'd like to anymore. Our family sometimes discusses weather it is better to be deatly allergic to something or mildly allergic. Obviously the threat of death is not a good thing, but as you say you will never cheat. My family is all anapylactic to peanuts and never goes near them. On the other hand, we have mild wheat allergies and my 14 yr old cheats all the time, which leads to fatigue, severe mood swings, and lots of aches and pains (then again, some of that is simply caused by being 14 I suppose). It is a constant battle, and I am so happy to know that I might be helping just a little bit. :)

Nikki said...

Mommy, I'm 15(:

FoodAllergyMom said...

I need to make a correction...My daughter is 15, not 14. Sorry Nikki! :)

lott said...

hi there, stumbled upon your blog. i am mom with 2 multiple allergy children (5yr and 1yr). i'm from malaysia and found out there isno support group in this country. alternative food is too expensive here. it's tough.

FoodAllergyMom said...

welcome Lott, I'm glad you stopped by! I have found that is cheaper and easier to try to stick to foods that have alway been gluten/allergen free instead of trying to replace them with very expensive and hard to find alternatives. Best of luck to you!