Total Time: 10 minutes
- 8 apples, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup raisins, soaked and drained
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 cups walnuts
- 1 cup medjool dates
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- Place 2 apples, raisins, one teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg in a food processor and process until smooth.
- Toss remaining chopped apples with lemon juice in a large bowl.
Pour apple raisin puree over apples and mix well.
Spoon mixture into a medium-sized baking dish and set aside.
- Pulse walnuts, dates, one teaspoon cinnamon and sea salt in a food processor until coarsely ground.
Be careful not to over-mix. Sprinkle mixture over apples and press down lightly with your hands.
Serve immediately or let sit for a few hours for the flavor to marinate.
Interactions of Apples
Apples are one of the fruits that have a higher potential to cause allergic reactions, along with peaches and kiwis. Fruit allergies are frequently observed as reactions in the mouth, lungs, face, nose and stomach. These can occur only minutes after consuming the trigger food and show up in itching and swelling of the mouth, lips and throat.
If you or your children experience these reactions after eating apples, considering having an allergy test done before consuming them again.
Apples might also cause digestive problems for some people, since they contain carbohydrates (specifically, a group of small carbohydrate molecules found in everyday foods) that some people have difficulty breaking down. Apples, along with pears and some other types of fruits and veggies, can potentially ferment in the gut and cause IBS, bloating and digestive discomfort. So if you have these issues and can’t seem to figure out why, you might want to experiment with following a low FODMAP diet for a period of time.