This is a yummy, dairy and gluten- free dessert that is a healthier way to enjoy an old classic favorite! Put a healthy spin on your dessert tonight and your whole family will enjoy it (mine loved it!).

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Yield6
  • Energy490 cal
  • Course
    • Dessert
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Vegetarian
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Lifestyle Program

ingredients

  • 6 – 8 apples
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, or 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Custard ingredients:

  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 3 tbsp of arrowroot (or use gluten-free vegan natural custard powder like I did! You can also use tapioca.)
  • 3 tbsp of coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Crumble Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1 cup macadamias (halved)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (softened slightly)
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot or tapioca.
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1

Preheat oven to 350 F/180 C.

 

2

Wash and remove the apple core and cut into wedges with the skin left on (optional).

3

Place the apples into a large saucepan with water, vanilla and cinnamon and cook over medium to low heat for about 20 – 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the apples have completely softened. Cover for half of the cooking time.

4

To make the custard: Mix the arrowroot or custard powder, coconut sugar and 3 tablespoons of water in a saucepan until smooth on medium to high heat, then slowly add the almond milk while stirring until it boils. Then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 1 minute. Then remove from heat and let it stand, this will thicken the custard.

5

To make crumble:  Combine almond meal, macadamias, cinnamon, nutmeg, arrowroot or custard powder and coconut sugar in a bowl. Stir to combine. Add coconut oil using your fingertips, rub into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

6

To ensemble crumble: Place apples into a heatproof 6 – 8 cup pie dish or 6 – 8 individual ramekins, add blueberries, pour custard over the apples then scatter crumble over custard.

7

Bake for 40 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with coconut yogurt or coconut ice cream. Note: You can omit the custard if you wish.

Substitutions

  • Apples – peaches, pears
  • Almond meal – cashew meal, macadamia meal
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories490
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat31 g39.74%
  • Trans Fat12 g
  • Sodium45 mg1.96%
  • Total Carbohydrate54 g19.64%
  • Dietary Fiber7 g25%
  • Total Sugars40 g
  • Protein6 g12%

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