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Apple Nut Crisp

The following recipe is from "Stevia Sweet Recipes", by Jeffrey Goettemoeller. Health-conscious readers will find over 165 creative recipes which use the herb, Stevia. In addition to dozens of mouth-watering dessert suggestions, "Stevia Sweet Recipes" provides a tantalizing array of breakfast, main course, salad and side-dish recipes - all sugar-free! This is a traditional Missouri dessert for a family meal.

Serves 7

5 cups sliced apples
¼ to ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
¼ cup unsweetened coconut meal
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ teaspoon NOW Real Food® Stevia Extract*
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons rolled oats, lightly chopped in a blender.
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ cup natural apple juice
A dash of nutmeg
½ cup barley flour
  1. Peel apples; peeling not necessary if they are organic.
  2. In a lightly oiled 8 x 8 inch baking dish place apples, then sprinkle with juice, nutmeg, and ½ tsp. cinnamon; stir.
  3. In a bowl, mix flour, stevia, ½ tsp. cinnamon, and oats, then stir in oil, walnuts, and coconut meal and spoon over apple mixture.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees in a preheated oven for 50 minutes or until apples are tender. To prevent over-browning, loosely cover with aluminum foil the last 15 minutes.
  5. Serve warm or chilled.
  6. Variations: Substitute whole wheat pastry flour for barley flour. For special events top with lemon ice cream.

*NOW items available at your local health food store