So recently I have been extremely busy with my final days of university, however, one of my busiest days was where I was responsible for catering for a film set, and had to feed 50 people for two full days, with a budget of just $350! After a fun trip to Costco and a couple hours on Pinterest… I managed to do it! So, of course, I decided that some baked goods should definitely be included in the meal plan :p
The hardest part about cooking for a large group of people is all the dietary restrictions! Gluten free, dairy free, vegan… at first I started to feel really limited but it’s amazing how many options I was able to find! Since I didn’t want to deprive those certain people of dessert, I decided to make an apple crumble! One of my absolute favourite desserts, that is both gluten and dairy free!
Since I was cooking for 50 people… I had to make a huge batch! The recipe here though is a much smaller serving, however, there is no guarantee it won’t disappear just as fast! The maple syrup and cranberries are the secret to this apple crisp, adding a little extra sweetness.
Maple Cranberry Apple Crumble
8 cups of peeled and chopped apples (roughly 6-8 large apples)
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
2 1/2 tsp gluten-free all-purpose flour (can use regular all-purpose flour)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 1/4 cup quick oats
1 1/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour (can use regular all-purpose flour)
1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted (can substitute with butter)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- After peeling and chopping all the apples, place in a large bowl. Add the cranberries, both sugars, flour, cinnamon, and maple syrup to the bowl and mix, making sure the apples are covered.
- Transfer apple mixture to a 9×9 inch baking pan, distributing them throughout the pan in an even layer.
- In another bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon until combined. Add the coconut oil and stir in until mixture appears crumbly and is no longer dry.
- Crumble the mixture on top of the apples in the pan in an even layer.
- Sprinkle the sliced almonds on top of the crumble layer, and drizzle some maple syrup on top as well if you really want that maple flavour!
- Place in the oven for 45-50 minutes, or until top becomes golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com