Saturday, October 8, 2011

Autumn Delight Recipes

I've got Autumn treats and a super cute visitor to share today! I've made Raw Apple Crumble twice in the past month . I love this dessert when apples are in season. I like to serve it with a hearty scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce on top but when I want something fast I leave it plain. I use my favorite crumble topping along with a simple mixture of apples, dates, and cinnamon.


1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pitted, packed dates
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup ground oat groats
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

In a food processor, grind all ingredients together into a crumbly, yet moist texture.
If you want the mixture to press together a bit better, add 1-2 teaspoons of water.
Evenly spread the crumble over the filling.

Apple Filling

6 large apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
4-6 medjool dates
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Dash of sea salt

In a food processor pulse 4 of the apples into small chunks and transfer to a mixing bowl.
Process the remaining 2 apples with the dates, cinnamon and salt, until smooth (like applesauce). 
Mix both together and spread into the bottom of a 9x9" pan. 
Sprinkle the crumble on top.

One of my favorites, Cinnamon Marshmallow Mousse, was on the menu recently too! I drizzled it with chocolate sauce and an extra dash of cinnamon. Yum yum! Perfect for this time of year. 

Cinnamon Marshmallow Mousse

1 cup irish moss gel*
3/4 cup cashews
6 tablespoons water
6 drops stevia
5 tablespoons coconut nectar or maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon lecithin powder
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
Pinch of himalayan salt
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Blend all but the coconut oil, until smooth and creamy in a high speed blender.
Add the oil and blend to incorporate.
Spoon into ramekins or dessert bowls and chill in the fridge until set (minimum of a few hours).

Or garnish with chunky coconut flakes and cinnamon!

Lemon Berry Swirl Cheesecakes with Berry Jelly were recently served up as part of a catering gig.

This little guy sauntered through my yard last week... adorable eh?! I got super close to take photos. He didn't seem bothered by me but then again he has some darn good protection!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! I hope you're enjoying the same magnificent weather that we are. 


Ela said...

Those all sound yummy and suitably autumnal.

Yes, it's porcupine season, isn't it! They're really not very afraid... We've had one knocking our raspberries down!
Happy thanksgiving.

Lauren said...

What a cutie!

Happy Thanksgiving! Might have to make that crumble for our Thanksgiving in the US! Yummy!

Kareen said...

All the recipes look good esp the apple crumble. said...

that mousse looks and sounds delicious!hope you're well and happy sweetie!

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm in Michigan, which is practically Canada ... I think I should celebrate both Thanksgivings!

Erin said...

Everything looks amazing!

Heather Pace said...

Thank you all, it was a magnificent thanksgiving up here. Hope you had the same!

Lindsay said...

hmmm these look fantastic!

Susan said...

the apple crumble looks yummy! I'm planning on trying that recipe out in the next couple of days. I was just wondering with leftover, how long is it good for? Since it's raw, does the apple filling turn color pretty quick?

Heather Pace said...

Susan, this will keep about about 6 days. Delicious after a day or 2 as the flavors meld together.