Apple Pie Date Bars + FREE Detox Guide Ebook
Apple Pie Date Bars + FREE Detox Guide Ebook is :
caveman , gluten free , dairy free , lacto ovo vegetarian , primal , veganBy Minimalist Baker
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place chopped apple on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil, maple syrup, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and a healthy pinch sea salt.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until soft and fragrant. Set aside.In a food processor, grind nuts into a meal - a few chunkier pieces are OK. Then add dates and pulse until a loose dough is formed.
Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl.Give the baked apples another chop with a sharp knife so the pieces arent so large. Slowly add apples a few Tbsp at a time until the mixture forms a moist dough. If your mixture got too wet, simply add more ground walnuts, almonds, or even a handful oats. Reserve leftover apples for other use (oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, etc.)
Transfer mixture to parchment-lined loaf pan and spread evenly with a spoon or spatula. Top with plastic wrap and use fingers to press it firmly into all corners until uniformly flat on top. For extra thickness, cram the mixture into 3/4 of the pan and reserve a blank space. This will make less bars, but they will be much thicker. Cover and freeze to set.Chop into desired number of bars - anywhere from 4-8.To store, pack in a bag or container and place a piece of parchment between each bar so they dont stick together. l keep mine in the freezer to stay fresher longer, but the refrigerator is fine, too.If youre traveling, they should be fine for a day or so. But keep them refrigerated or frozen otherwise.
Wine Pairing :
- cream sherry
- moscato dasti
Date Bars works really well with Cream Sherry, Moscato d'Asti, and Port. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port.