Apple pie has always been my favorite dessert during the holidays. I rarely have the time or patience to make a gluten-free apple pie, so this is my busy mom’s version of apple pie. There are no excuses when it comes to this recipe because this is the simplest dessert ever! Want something sweet after dinner? You can easily throw this together without much preparation (you just need to have coconut milk in the refrigerator!).
In my practice we try to avoid deprivation. Instead we find a way to upgrade the foods that we lean on for comfort. If you usually have ice-cream or cookies for dessert, try something like this instead!
Warm Apple Slices with Coconut Cream
Makes 2 servings
1 can coconut milk, refrigerated for several hours
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 apples, cored and sliced
1 teaspoon raw honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Place a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator for several hours. The coconut milk fats will harden. Scoop this cream off of the top.
COMBINE THE INGREDIENTS. Add coconut oil to a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the apple slices. Warm for 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to two serving bowls. Top with coconut cream (the hardened coconut milk fat), raw honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
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