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Sunny Apple Crunch

by Christa Upton
(South Dakota)

Sunny Apple Crunch fresh ingredients

Sunny Apple Crunch fresh ingredients

Recipe 34 in the Solar Hot Pot

Sunny Apple Crunch

This one isn’t as “tricky” to bake as a cake or bread, but still might want to plan this one for summer (as opposed to spring or fall) to get a nice, brown topping.

Prep by making topping. Mix:

3/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. chopped nuts (any kind)—that’s the crunch! (We used roasted almonds.)
1/2 c. dry oats
sprinkling of ground flax seed
4 T. butter (work it in with your hands to make a crumbly topping. Don’t mix too much; you don’t want a cookie dough, just a crumbly topping.)

Set topping aside.

1:45 pm—grease Solar Hot Pot well, cover, set up facing the sun to preheat, set timer for 15 minutes.

Now mix:

4-5 c. sour apples (peel and slice thinly) (We used Granny Smith.)
2 T sugar (sprinkle over apples)
2 t. flour (sprinkle over apples)
1 t. lemon juice (sprinkle over apples)
dash of cloves (or you can use cinnamon; cinnamon sometimes gives me heartburn)

2:00 pm—fruit mixture: put in preheated Pot.

Sprinkle topping all over fruit.

10:00 am—set up filled Hot Pot facing the sun. Set timer for one hour.

11:00 am—adjust to sun, set timer for one hour.

12:00 pm—check to see if it looks done. Be aware of food safety & check temperature if you are concerned. (Food should generally not be left under 150 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 2 hours.)

Fruity, crunchy, sweet—yum! We let it coast until after supper (until 6:15). The apples were cooked wonderfully, and the topping was browned nicely. We’ll be doing this one again soon! (smile)

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Aug 04, 2014
by: Anonymous

Oops--sorry about that! The last three times should be:

2:00--filled Solar Hot Pot in sun.

3:00--adjust to sun.

4:00--check to see if it's done, etc.

That's what happens when you write the recipe for lunch and then decide to do it for supper instead! LOL Better fire my editor (which is myself). LOL

My apologies!

Jul 30, 2014
Sounds great
by: Anonymous

This recipe sounds delicious. But living here in Jolly Old England, your time line just does not work for me. Do you have any suggestions?

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