With a clever culinary twist this recipe combines the key ingredients from 3 dessert classics – apple pie, pecan pie and date squares. The result is one delicious, nutritious cup of goodness. Applesauce forms the base of this recipe while chopped dates provide a hint of caramel and perfectly complement the crunchy pecans. These wholesome ingredients are lovingly mixed together, placed in individual cups, topped with a healthy oat crumble and baked to perfection. Simple, healthy and delicious – the way life should be.
- 1 jar (26 ounce) Our Family Garden, Unsweetened Applesauce
- 1-1/4 cups chopped pecans
- 1-1/4 cups dates (chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 cup oats (divided)
- 1/3 cup broken pecans
- 1-1/2 tablespoons coconut cane sugar
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl mix applesauce, pecans, dates, cardamom and ginger. Divide mixture evenly between cups.
Place 1/4 cup oats in a food processor and process to form oat flour. Mix with remaining oats, broken pecans and canola oil to form crumble topping. Distribute evenly over apple mix.
Bake on middle shelf of oven for approx. 15 minutes or until crumble topping is a warm golden brown.
Remove from oven and serve warm with Greek yogurt or your favorite non-dairy topping if desired.