Apple Crisp With Date Sugar

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Make apple crisper healthier by swapping date sugar with regular sugar. Date sugar is just dried and ground dates, but it’s full of calcium, fiber, and iron. So sweeten your apple crisp with this sugar, and have a guilt-free dessert tonight.


  • 1 3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup sorghum or all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup date sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, soft
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp apple juice or concentrate
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 2 tbsp apple juice concentrate
  • 2 tbsp orange juice concentrate
  • 7 cups apples, diced


Number of Servings: 6


1. Stir together oats, flour, date sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl.


2. Cut in coconut oil until thoroughly incorporated.


3. Stir in maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of apple juice.


4. Mix in walnuts. Set aside.


5. Prepare filling. Stir together arrowroot or cornstarch and juice concentrate in a large mixing bowl.


6. Peel and dice apples into small pieces. Add to juice/starch mixture and mix well.


7. Transfer apples to an oiled 8-inch x 8-inch baking dish. Spoon topping mixture over apples and lightly pat down.


8. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. 


Serve hot, warm, or cold.



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