desserts

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Apple Crisp

This is a delightful fall recipe!  There's nothing quite like warm apple crisp and vanilla ice cream!  Yum!

8 apples
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg


Topping:
1 cup gf oatmeal
1/4 cup featherlight flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened

Preheat oven to 375º.  Peel, core, and slice apples.  In a medium bowl mix together apples, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.  Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.  In a separate bowl combine the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Add butter and mix until it's combined well.  I like to use my hands.  Sprinkle the topping all over the apples.  Bake for about 30 minutes.  Cool slightly and serve warm with vanilla ice cream!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Zucchini Bread

I love this zucchini bread recipe.  It is an adaptation of a Lion House recipe.  It's moist and delicious!

1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup applesauce
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups shredded raw zucchini
3 cups featherlight flour
1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Combine oil, applesauce, sugar, and eggs in large mixer bowl.  Beat well.  Blend in vanilla and zucchini.  Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.  Add to oil mixture and blend well.  Add nuts, and stir.

Pour batter into 2 loaf pans (8x4x3), well greased and lightly floured.  Bake at 350º for 50 - 55 minutes, or until loaves test done.  Let stand in pans for ten minutes, then turn out on racks to cool.