Satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking your diet! This high fiber dessert is Paleo, AIP, Gluten Free, and Vegan! They’re a great, healthy alternative you can serve to all the dueling diets around your table. Make a little extra and the leftovers transform into a fantastic topping for chicken, turkey, or pork.
- 4 tart green apples
- 1 1/2 inch thumb of ginger, peeled and minced fine
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (use maple syrup for vegans)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp coconut butter
- 1/3 packed cup chopped dates or figs
- Core the apples, removing the seeds and stems from the center. Put the four apples in a small baking dish, preferably one where they’re nice and snug.
- Mix the minced ginger, cinnamon, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, coconut butter, and dates or figs until you have a thick, messy paste.
- Stuff the mix into the middle of the apples until you’re out of solids.
- Use your fingers to rub the exterior of the apples with all the remaining paste.
- Bake at 375F for 1 hour, or until the apples are soft all the way through when you poke them with a knife.
– Cut one in half and serve with whipped coconut cream or paleo banana faux “ice cream” as a decadent dessert
– Chop an entire apple and it’s filling into 1/2 inch dice and use that to smother baked chicken, turkey, or pork
– Chop an entire apple and its filling into 1 inch dice, mix well, and chill. Stuff a couple tablespoons of the cold mix into jicama taco shells (available in the produce section of Whole Foods and other health food stores), then serve as a sweet, cold, high fiber snack