This place is pretty big and has lots of fun stuff for kids so if you go you may want to plan a whole day. We only had a few hours but were still able to have a good time. My kids loved going out and picking the apples. This was evident by the amount of apples we ended up buying. They had several variety that we got to try before we went out to pick so that we would know which ones to get.
|The girl takes apple tasting very seriously.|
There's really no other way to put it... the apples were GINORMOUS. No, I mean, really really huge. They told us that one they had weighed earlier in the day was 1.4 pounds. That's just one apple. Of course at this point my non-organic alarm is going crazy but I chose to ignore it because this was about having a fun day. I didn't ask if the apples were organic or not. I just went with it.
Twenty-six pounds of apples later, we left.
So, now I have all these huge, yummy apples sitting on my counter and of course they are taking up the entire counter. What to do... Vegan Apple Crisp!
I made this recipe yesterday and took it to a family dinner. Everyone ate it and said it was good. My family really has no qualms about brutal honesty so I took them at their word. Plus, I left with an empty pan. The 'crisp' part wasn't quite as crisp as I like but I thought overall it was still really good.
VEGAN APPLE CRISP
7 Cups Sliced and Peeled Apples (Because I used GINORMOUS apples it only took 3 to make 7 cups)
It calls for tart apples but I didn't have any tart variety so I used what I had and sprinkled lemon juice over them.
- 1 c sugar ( I used half a cup instead)
- 1 c water
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp ground cloves (No cloves, I'm not a fan)
- 1 c flour (I used 3/4 cup of Whole Wheat Flour and 1/4 cup of Almond Flour)
- ¾ c quick oats
- 1 c brown sugar
- ½ c vegan margarine, melted (I don't have this so I used Coconut Oil instead and it worked great)
- Spread apples in an ungreased 9×13″ pan. ( I actually did grease the pan with Coconut Oil)
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, water and cornstarch.
- Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and semi-translucent.
- Pour mixture over apples.
- Sprinkle apples generously with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oatmeal, and brown sugar.
- Stir in the the margarine until mixture is crumbly.
- Sprinkle streusel evenly over apples. Press lightly.
- Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until apples are tender and streusel is golden.
I wish I had taken a picture but I didn't think to do that... It looked just like apple crisp though so, you know, just use your imagination here. :)
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