Pie Day is upon us once again.
BUT, I didn't feel like making crust and baking a pie. That means it was time to go Chopped! on my kitchen and see what I could make in honor of this auspicious day.
This is what I ended up with - an oatmeal apple crumble kind thing, in about 30 minutes!
We had oatmeal, I have spices, and sweetner and we had a jar that was labelled apple pancake topping that we got from Dave's sister for Christmas. We're ready!!
This can EASILY be paleo/vegan, honestly I just didn't want to deal with opening a jar of coconut oil and scraping out the solid oil when there was butter right there on the counter. Please remember all quantities are approximate due to winging it and whatever you do, remember the salt!
Turn oven on to 425 and grab a regulation pie dish, this is quick
2C quick cook oats - store brand is what we had
1/3 c sweetner/to taste. I used an almost empty bag of hard as a rock brown sugar and about a tablespoon of local honey.
1/2 c shorteneing of choice - I'd recommend butter, coconut oil(the non-smelly kind) or ghee
1t nutmeg fresh
1/4t ground clove
1/2t cardamom powder
16 oz. pie filling
Take your pie dish and add butter, place in oven a couple minutes to melt(or nuke it). add everything but pie filling and mix well. The consistency should be crumble, but it you try to pack it, it sticks together. once it s evenly mixed, spread it out in the pan making an indent in the center leaving about 1/4" on the bottom center of pie dish and making edges that are about an inch wide all the way around. Add the filling and spread out, gently spoon the material from the edges all over the top and use a spatula to evenly spread it to fill the pan. What you should have is a layer of oat mixture surrounding the apple filling. Throw that in the oven for 20 minutes, not top, but upper 1/3 of oven till GB&D. This is barely sweet, really tasty with crispy and chewyness. Yum!!