Bread pudding is a great use for stale bread and a couple of extra apples....not to mention a delicious dessert!Read More
Mixing varieties of apples in any apple pie, cobbler, crisp, or crumble increases the depth of flavor and, if blending harder apples with softer ones, creates a firmer, denser texture.
Preheat oven to 350 deg. F. Grease 9x13 baking dish. Core and thinly slice 8-12 medium-large apples. In a large bowl, toss apple slices with 1 tsp ground allspice, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1 tsp. ground ginger, and 1 cup golden raisins. Add 1/3 cup maple syrup and turn to coat evenly. Put apple mixture into the dish.
In a medium-large bowl, stir together 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (make sure these are gluten-free oats, if making this gluten-free), 1+1/2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans, 1 cup barley flour (for gluten free version, use 1/2 cup amaranth flour + 1/2 cup brown rice flour), 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1+1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 3/4 tsp. ground allspice, 3/4 tsp. ground mace, and 1/4 tsp. salt. When ingredients are well mixed, add 1/2 cup maple syrup and 1/2 cup melted butter, soy butter, or corn oil. Stir to coat ingredients evenly, making a crumbly topping.
Top apples. Put crisp into oven and bake 40-50 minutes, until soft and bubbly.
Buckles are fresh fruit filled coffee cakes, one of the Classic American fruit desserts. This one incorporates apples and maple syrup instead of the more familiar blueberries.
Preheat oven to 375 deg. F. Grease 2.5 qt. casserole. In a small mixing bowl, make streusel by mixing together: 1 cup flour, 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup safflower oil or melted butter, 1 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp. salt. In a medium-large bowl, whisk together these dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder, and 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom (opt.) Wash, core, and coarsely chop 2 apples. To dry ingredients in medium-large bowl, add 3/4 cup nondairy or dairy milk, 1/3 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1 TB apple cider vinegar, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Mix gently to incorporate wet and dry ingredients. Fold chopped apple into batter. Scrape batter into greased casserole dish. Spread streusel over top of batter. Bake 40-60 minutes, until a cake tester or toothpick can be removed cleanly after inserting into center. Allow buckle to cool 15 minutes before serving.