A date-sweetened apple pie filling with a secret whole food ingredient that adds the perfect richness to this American holiday classic!
Make a batch of Pecan Meal (blended raw pecans).
Skin and core apples and chop them down into bite-sized chunks. Pit the 6 dates and dice them finely.
In large pot add the chopped apples, pitted and chopped dates, 1 cup water and lemon juice. Set heat to medium-high and turn on your overhead exhaust fan to high. Allow apples to cook for 10 to 12 minutes--water will be bubbling. Stir ever 1 to 2 minutes.
Turn heat down to low and add the remaining 1 cup of water. Allow to simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring every 3 to 5 minutes. The mixture should be cooked down and the water evaporated.
Remove from heat and add pecan meal and cinnamon. Stir well to combine.
Makes just over 4 cups.
Store in glass Mason jar (quart-sized wide-mouth jar recommended) in the fridge for up to 14 days.
Perfect to use in a baked crumble recipe or to top your warm oatmeal!