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.

Crumble
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. 
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10 Comments
  1. October 8, 2011 at 22:33
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    Those all sound yummy and suitably autumnal.<br /><br />Yes, it's porcupine season, isn't it! They're really not very afraid... We've had one knocking our raspberries down!<br />Happy thanksgiving.

  2. October 9, 2011 at 00:57
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    What a cutie!<br /><br />Happy Thanksgiving! Might have to make that crumble for our Thanksgiving in the US! Yummy!

  3. October 9, 2011 at 05:06
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    All the recipes look good esp the apple crumble.

  4. October 11, 2011 at 08:56
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    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm in Michigan, which is practically Canada ... I think I should celebrate both Thanksgivings!

  5. October 12, 2011 at 14:52
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    Everything looks amazing!

  6. October 14, 2011 at 14:47
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    Thank you all, it was a magnificent thanksgiving up here. Hope you had the same!

  7. October 19, 2011 at 23:25
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    hmmm these look fantastic!

  8. Susan
    November 9, 2011 at 07:57
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    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?

  9. November 13, 2011 at 00:36
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    Susan, this will keep about about 6 days. Delicious after a day or 2 as the flavors meld together.

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