Upside Down Apple Crumble a la Mode

Upside down apple pie a la modeOn Saturday night Patrick and I hosted a small gathering of friends and family for dinner and game night.  For dessert, I wanted something that incorporated apples but wasn’t too heavy.  I ended up making a version of an inside out apple crisp recipe I found in my favorite cookbook, Sprouted Kitchen.  Hope you enjoy!

Here’s what you need:

1 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup slightly crushed nuts (I did walnuts, but you could also do pecan or almond)

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup turbinado sugar (you could do half white sugar, half brown sugar, but sticky sugar is good for this)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 quart vanilla frozen yogurt (I bought mine at my favorite fro yo place down the street, Bigg Chill, and actually did 2 parts vanilla custard, one part dulce de leche; you could also do this with grocery store fro yo or ice cream and pick your favorite flavor)

6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced

3 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

 Here’s what you do:

1.  Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

2.  Mix together all the crust ingredients — oats, nuts, melted butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.  Then, press the crust into the bottom of a pie tin.  Note — I used a really big pie tin, so I could do all my crust on the bottom.  If you have a regular sized pie tin, you should press your crust on the bottom and sides.

3.  Bake the crust for about 10 minutes and take out of the oven to cool completely.IMG_0961

4.  When the crust is cool enough, put the frozen yogurt into the crust.  This is best if the fro yo is a little soft, and is easiest to spread if you dip a metal spoon into hot water between each scoop and spread.  When the crust is filled, place the pie in the freezer for at least one hour and up to overnight.

5.  When you are getting ready to serve, cook the apples — cook the 6 sliced apples in the butter until they start to soften, about 7 minutes.  Add the cinnamon and vanilla and allow to cook another 5-10 minutes.

6.  For serving, you have two options — if you will eat the whole pie, spread the apples on top, slice and serve.  If you expect to have leftover, cut a piece of pie, and then spoon some apple topping on the slice before serving.  (I say this because I froze my leftover pie with the apples, and they were VERY hard when I tried to eat it the next day.)


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