Monday, April 18, 2011

Raw Apple Crumble

Hey everyone!, I usually will not repost recipes but this one I have made 3 times over the Thanksgiving week this past year and it gets eaten more than the pies and cakes. This recipe is from the McDougall Newsletter October 2010 issue with guest Chef Cathy Fisher.  I have had a request to bring it to Passover Sedar tonite.  It is simply delicious and nutritious!

Raw Apple Crumble
This is a great dessert because it’s easier and faster to make than an apple pie or crisp, and requires no baking. Instead of refined sugars, this recipe uses dates for sweetness, and lemon juice and nutmeg for that extra zing.

1 cup walnuts
4 pitted dates

3 apples, peeled, sliced and large diced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 apples, peeled, sliced and large diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 pitted Medjool dates
¼ cup raisins
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Blend the walnuts and 4 dates in a food processor until the texture is a little smaller than Grape Nuts. Spoon into a small bowl and set aside.

Toss the 3 peeled, sliced and diced apples with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and set aside in a bowl. Next, in the food processor, blend the remaining 2 apples, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 6 pitted dates, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss this mixture with the sliced apples.
Place one-fourth of the apple filling into a small dessert dish and sprinkle with date-nut topping. Serves 4.
Preparation: 15 minutes; cooking time: 0 minutes; serves: 4
: Use a good eating apple, such as a Gala, Fuji or Pink Lady in this recipe.


  1. Awesome Blog Chef Jelly!!! Thank You!

  2. I know how amazing this is because I made Ani Phyo's Fresh Mango Crumble this weekend and it is very similar. It's so good, in fact, that the leftovers are calling my name from the fridge!!!!!!!!! Next time I'm going to make this apple version.

  3. Ok, Since I have compounded formulas in a pharmacy setting for almost 7 years...I should know to read recipes before I make them. I neglected to get 10 Dates. BUT I did get 7 dates I put 3.5 dates in the topping and 4.5 in the filling. I also do not have a blender or food processor other than a small handy chopper, it was REALLY full but, it did the job. Very good recipe, something that satisfies the sweet tooth without artificial ingredients. It is probably better with the correct amount of dates! This picky eater will make this again!

  4. Sounds great, but I am allergic to walnuts. Nothing deadly, but they make me itch as do pecans. All other nuts are a go. Do you have a suggestion for a walnut subsititute that would work the best?