With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I wanted to post some sort of ‘traditional’ seasonal recipe turned healthy. Now, when it comes to dessert for Thanksgiving, most people think pumpkin pie, but I happened to grow up on an orchard, (and have a father who despises pumpkin other than the ones that are carved on the porch), so for me, apples are the tradition!
One of the first ‘healthy’ dessert tricks I learned was to make a raw crust out of nuts and dates. So, this dessert has a raw base, that is simply walnuts, almonds, dates, and some coconut oil. I then cooked the apples, and was going to leave it at that…but thought it didn’t quite look finished. (Well, actually, what really happened was my boyfriend said, “My Mom’s doesn’t look like that”.) So, I added a “crumble” topping that is similar to the base, but a bit chunkier to make it look more “normal”. 🙂
This cashew cream topping was inspired by Joyous Health, a fellow nutritionist who also has some delicious recipes, and I have to say it gives it the perfect touch.