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    We love this indulgent, but clean recipe from Sarah Ashley Schiear’s fashion-forward Friendsgiving a few year’s back… 

    After the last course of our Friendsgiving with blogger Danielle Bernstein, we invited everyone into the kitchen where we presented a platter of roasted apples fresh from the oven. Danielle poured salted caramel over the apples, and Sarah followed up with vanilla ice cream and a brown butter-almond crumble topping. Everyone grabbed a fork and dug in!

    We came up with a healthier version of our dessert recipe exclusively for The Chalkboard Mag. It still feels naughty… but it’s not!

    Warm, baked apples fresh from the oven are topped with a maple-almond sauce you’ve got to taste to believe, vanilla frozen yogurt, and crunchy toasted almonds. Perfect for fall dinners, especially Thanksgiving…

    Naughty Vegan Baked Apples


    For the baked apples:
    8 Honeycrisp apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
    juice of 1 lemon
    ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
    ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp brown or coconut palm sugar
    1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
    2 tsp cornstarch
    ½ tsp kosher salt
    vanilla frozen yogurt
    maple-almond sauce, recipe below
    toasted almonds, recipe below

    For the maple-almond sauce:
    ¾ cup pure maple syrup
    ¼ cup almond butter
    2 Tbsp coconut oil
    2 tsp ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp Maldon sea salt

    For the toasted almonds:
    1 tsp coconut oil
    ⅓ cup raw almonds, chopped
    1 tsp brown or coconut palm sugar
    sprinkle of Maldon sea salt


    For the baked apples:
    Preheat oven to 425F. Toss all ingredients except frozen yogurt, maple-almond sauce and almonds in a large bowl until apples are coated. Transfer to a baking sheet or dish and bake for about 30 minutes, tossing once or twice in between, until apples are soft and golden.

    For the maple-almond sauce:
    Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat; whisk until melted and combined. (Depending on the texture of your almond butter, you may want to blend the sauce in a blender to smooth it.) Serve warm.

    For the toasted almonds:
    Melt coconut oil in a small skillet; add almonds and sugar and cook over medium heat, stirring, until toasted. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste.

    Serve the warm baked apples with maple-almond sauce, frozen yogurt and toasted almonds.

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    1. This recipe looks absolutely amazing. Will definitely try it next week, thank you!

      creativelychristine | 11.21.2014 | Reply
      • Let us know how it turns out, Christine!

        The Chalkboard | 11.24.2014 | Reply

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