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Apple-Almond Bake

When my children were young, they loved this apple dessert—and they still do 45 years later! I like it served plain at room temperature, but it's hard to resist when served warm with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 5 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 5 medium)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped salted roasted almonds

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small saucepan, bring syrup to a boil; cook 3-5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
  • In a small bowl, mix sugar and cornstarch; whisk in water until smooth. Whisk into reduced syrup. Return to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Whisk in 2 tablespoons butter until blended. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix oats, flour, brown sugar, almond flour and baking soda; cut in cold butter until crumbly. Reserve 1-1/3 cups mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Arrange apples over top; drizzle with syrup mixture.
  • Stir almonds into reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over top. Bake 50-60 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 433 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.
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