Hot Apple Raisin Crisp
4 Gala Apples, cored, unpeeled, and diced
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup of raisins
2 cups apple juice
2 tbspn Earth Balance, plus 1 extra tbspn
1 tspn vanilla extract, plus ½ tspn
1 tspn cinnamon, plus ½ tspn
½ tspn nutmeg
1 cup of nuts (pecans or walnuts)
1 tbspn cornstarch
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Preheat 2 qt saucepan on medium on stovetop. Add 2 tbspn Earth Balance butter and melt. Add apples to butter and toss to coat, cooking for about 5 minutes.. Add 1 tspn cinnamon, ½ tspn nutmeg, and raisins to apples and toss around. Dissolve 1 tbspn cornstarch in apple juice until smooth and add to apples, stirring to incorporate. Take off the heat and stir in 1 tspn vanilla. Pour apple mixture in an ovenproof 9×9 glass casserole dish. In a separate bowl, mix rolled oats, ½ tspn cinnamon, nuts, and 1 tbspn Earth Balance butter together, and add ½ tspn of vanilla and toss around. Spread oats mixture over top of apples in casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 – 40 minutes until oats are lightly golden brown. Serve!
*Refrigerate leftovers as they are always good for breakfast reheated.