Written by Gitam Garden

Preparation time:    30 minutes

Baking time:           20 minutes

Soft apples, crunchy topping, warming and delicious on a winter evening!



4-6 large cooking apples

2 cm cinnamon stick

1 tablespoon water

2 cups walnuts or pecans (or any mixture of nuts and seeds)

½ cup shredded coconut

½ cup LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond mix)

½ cup carob powder

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ cup brown sugar (optional)

½ cup softened butter

½ cup flaked almonds    


•    Peel, core and slice apples, place in heavy based pan with cinnamon stick and water, cook until soft, adding a minimum of water to prevent sticking

•    Heat oven to 180

•    Spread cooked apples over the bottom of a baking dish

•    Grind all remaining ingredients in food processor till coarsely ground

•    Mix butter into dry ingredients

•    Spread nut mixture over cooked fruit

•    Sprinkle top with flaked almonds

•    Bake for15-20 minutes, until the almonds are toasted and golden