fbpx

The Apple of My Eye

(Wholesome apple, cinnamon and cranberry dessert)
An apple dessert you can even eat for breakfast
  • Preparation 20 minutes
  • Cooking 55 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity One 8-inch Pyrex dish
See ingredients

The apple filling:

The pastry:

  • 100 g (1/3 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 100 g (1/3 cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tbsp. water

  • 7 g (1 tbsp. or 15 ml) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 g (1 tsp.) ground cinnamon

  • 30 g (1/4 cup) oat or wheat flour (or gluten-free all purpose)

  • 25 g (1/4 cup) quick-cooking oats

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

The apple filling:

The pastry:

  • 100 g (1/3 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 100 g (1/3 cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tbsp. water

  • 7 g (1 tbsp. or 15 ml) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 g (1 tsp.) ground cinnamon

  • 30 g (1/4 cup) oat or wheat flour (or gluten-free all purpose)

  • 25 g (1/4 cup) quick-cooking oats

12 steps

  • Wash your hands properly.

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

  • Cut the apples into chunks. (Make sure to remove the cores and seeds.)

  • Put the apple chunks into a bowl, add the date puree, cinnamon, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds and stir well.

  • Pour the mixture into an 8-inch Pyrex dish.

  • Prepare the pastry using the same bowl. (because we wouldn’t want the spices that have stuck to the sides to go to waste.)

  • In the bowl, thoroughly combine the date puree, applesauce, egg and water.

  • Mix in the baking powder, cinnamon, flour and oats.

  • Spread the pastry over the apple mixture.

  • If desired, decorate with a sprinkling of oats and some dried cranberries.

  • Bake for 55 minutes… oh my, it’s going to smell so nice in the house!

  • Bon appétit!

History

An apple pie? No. An apple crumble? No. An apple loaf? No. An apple dessert that’s so wholesome and delicious you can even eat it for breakfast? Yes.

Decadently delicious served warm with ice cream, it’s also a yummy treat you can enjoy for breakfast with a nice cup of coffee. A two in one? You bet! It’s a dessert dreamed up by Madame Labriski so there’s NO ADDED SUGAR and it’s sweetened 100% with date puree. Date puree adds fibre and fibre’s great in a dessert. It gives it character…

Because I felt like creating the ULTIMATE autumn dessert, I added dried cranberries that contain NO ADDED SUGAR. A wonderful new little product which gives it that irresistible touch of tartness.

Dried cranberries with NO ADDED SUGAR? Yes, you read that right. I’d like to take my hat off to the Quebec company Patience Fruit & Co. for its food innovation. Bravo! Plus, as we know, dried cranberries are small berries that are high in antioxidants, which is excellent for our health and in preventing certain diseases.

The Apple of My Eye is a wholesome apple, cinnamon and cranberry dessert with no added sugar that you’ll simply love to serve to your guests. A cross between a pie, a pudding and a crumble … they’ll just keep coming back for more, and more, and more… and you’ll be the apple of everyone’s eye. Hahaha!

Bon appétit!

By the way, the GLUTEN FREE version of this recipe is just as scrumptious and you can also make it with caramel or vanilla date puree. Yumski!

Storage

  • One week in the fridge in an airtight container.

We make life easier with our products available in grocery stores

We make life easier with our products available in grocery stores

Date puree - Original

Date puree is high in fibre and that’s why it can keep us going for long periods of time, while letting us enjoy the taste of pure happiness. The natural choice for all your guilt-free treats. Yumski!

100% recyclable packaging.

FAQ

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!

Can I use another type of flour than the one specified in the recipe?

Yes, you can simply use any type of flour you have on hand.

What can I use as a substitute for one egg?

There are several options:

  • 1 tbsp. ground chia seeds + 3 tbsp. water,
  • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed + 2 tbsp. water,
  • ½ mashed banana.
  • Egg substitute (yes, it’s available at grocery stores, in the organic section)

 

Note that the texture of your recipes will be slightly different… but they’ll still be 100% delicious

What can I use as a substitute for oatmeal?

Any kind of cereal flakes: quinoa, buckwheat, spelt, etc. If you are gluten intolerant, you can buy oatmeal that is certified gluten-free.