Tender, perfectly-spiced apples topped with a protein-packed hemp heart crust, this delicious crisp is sure to please your Valentine!
What better way to end a week of delectable recipes — and bake something truly special for your special someone — than with a heart-warming apple crisp that’s actually healthy too. I don’t know about you, but I want my special someone to be around for a long time!
The first star in this dessert show is a delicious cross between Braeburn apples and Royal Gala apples. Using natural plant-breeding methods, Envy Apples produce sweet and juicy apples that are delicious from start to finish … and when they meet up with their co-star in this recipe, the results are divine.
Bob’s Red Mill has been providing healthy, whole grain products to customers since 1978, and their hulled hemp seeds totally fit the bill. With a nutty flavor, these little nuggets are a nutritious and delicious addition to almost any recipe.
With these two rock star ingredients in hand, I added just a few more supporting characters to bake up a supremely comforting apple crisp that definitely made my special someone smile.
The crispy, buttery, nutty crust easily gives way to tender, perfectly-spice apples … and when served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it will make your special someone smile too.
- 6 medium tart cooking apples, peeled and chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup cornstarch
- 4 teaspoons apple pie spice, divided
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup quick-cooking oats
- ¼ cup hulled hemp seeds
- ⅓ cup butter, softened
- Preheat the oven to 350deg;F. Grease the bottom and sides of 8-inch square baking pan with butter.
- In a large bowl, combine the apples, lemon juice, granulated sugar, cornstarch, and 2 teaspoons apple pie spice. Stir to thoroughly combine. Evenly spread the apples in the prepated pan.
- In medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, oats, hemp seeds, and and 2 teaspoons apple pie spice. Using a pastry cutter or your hands, cut in the butter until well combined. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the apples.
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
- Serve warm with ice cream.