Sunday, June 14, 2009

Apple Dutchess

Ok, necessity really is the mother of invention! Yesterday I had a dinner party for my in-laws and planned a wonderful meal. Zucchini burgers were the totally awesome headliners, but I still needed something to end the meal that would steal the show. So I checked the pantry... cinnamon, check! Apples, check! Whole wheat pastry flour, check! Hmmm.... What is the BEST part of the dutch apple pie? The Crumbles!!! I've got it! Note: You can click on the pictures to enlarge them! :)

Apple Dutchess! (a FitterTwit Original!)
4-5 Organic Apples Cored
1/2 C. Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
2 tsp. Cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup Powder
2 Tbsp. Agave Nectar

Slice apples to about 1/4 inch thickness. I use a mandolin so that all the slices are uniform. Place apple slices is a very large bowl (or, I use a Ziploc bag) along with all other ingredients. Stir well so that every slice is well coated. Place mixture into a pie plate and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Then broil for 3 minutes so that top is nice and crispy.

Ok gang! That's it and it turned out AMAZING... crumbly, gooey goodness! I made two of them and they were both gone at the end of the night. What a great way to have Dutch Apple Pie without the caloric guilt!!! :) I think this is one of my best recipes yet!!! You just can't beat an incredible pie with only 5 ingredients and no crust!

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