I am so happy to be participating in #SundaySupper again this week! Especially because our #SundaySupper theme of the week is Baking for the Cure sponsored by Chantal Cookware. Chantal and the Sunday Supper Movement have come together to encourage everyone to take a couple of hours out of their busy week and bake for someone who has been affected by cancer or someone in the medical profession who makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients. A small gesture to show someone how much you care and brighten up their day.
This sort of gesture is especially meaningful to me as my mother is a breast cancer survivor. Over the past five years we’ve supported breast cancer charities by running, walking, and buying lots and lots of pink things. However, this is the first time I’ve ever connected cooking and baking to comforting someone touched by this disease.
Since I’m not much of a baker, I was really feeling the challenge with this one. Since my food philosophy is about simple, healthy recipes, I decided to try something fun with apple pie. I’ve see slab pies on a variety of websites and in cookbooks. Instead of doing two layers of crust, I decided to make this one open faced to cut down on calories. I made a simple whole wheat crust and topped it with tasty sliced apples, walnuts and dried cranberries. I added cranberries because I wanted some pink in the dish, and the tart sweetness complimented the apples really nicely.
The pie turned out super tasty! Sweet and comforting, but light enough not to weigh you down and make you feel guilty. A large slice has only 149 calories! This is a great way to enjoy a healthy, seasonal treat. Craig called this “Apple Pie Pizza” which is an apt description. You can even fold the slices and eat with your hands if you want!
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 4 tbsp vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup COLD water, divided
- 4 large apples, washed, cored and cut into 1/2″ wide slices
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp raw honey or agave nectar
- 3/4 cup raw walnuts, chopped
- 3/4 cup unsweetened dried cranberries, chopped
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400
- In a mixer, combine flour, 1/2 cup oats and shortening. Slowly add cold water, pulsing until the mixture is crumbly.
- Roll dough out to fit the dimensions of a large cookie sheet with crust. I used a 18″ x 12″ cookie sheet, so I rolled the dough out to approx 20″ by 14″ to allow for crust.
- Carefully fold over crust, pinching to ensure evenness, as you would a pizza
- In a large bowl, combine sliced apples, cranberries, nuts, honey, lemon juice and 2 tbsp flour. Toss until all the ingredients are evenly coated
- Using a spatula, spread apple mixture evenly over the crust, making sure to evenly distribute the filling
- In a small bowl, combine 2/3 cup oats, brown sugar and olive oil. Mix.
- Sprinkle topping over the apples evenly
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until crust is crisp and the apples are soft
- Slice 4×4 into 16 squares and serve warm or cold
Do you want to #BakefortheCure?
These #SundaySupper Contributors, were provided with a beautiful Easy As Pie Dish by Chantal Cookware. They will be sharing their recipes with you this Sunday and also their thoughts on this Beautiful Pie Dish. Many are giving away their dish along with their pie to brighten someone’s day.
Check out these additional recipes, perfect to take to someone who you want to make feel special this month.
Do you want to get your own Easy as Pie Dish? Chantal is offering will be 20% OFF of ALL Chantal Pie dishes on www.chantal.com. BAKE4CURE must be entered at checkout to receive the pie dish discount. The coupon discount code is active October 16, 2012 through October 30, 2012.
The Sunday Supper Team and Chantal Cookware, would be honored to have you join us for this special #BakeForACure event Around the Family Table this week.
Join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite Comfort Food Recipes.
We’d also love to feature your easy go to recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.