This simple dessert is topped with a grain-free crisp made from cashews, making it a good choice for anyone with wheat allergies. Sweet, juicy, luscious mangoes are known as the king of fruits. They are a rich source of vitamins A and C and also contain carotenoids, known to provide significant antitumor protection, enhance immune function, and reduce risk for cancer and heart disease.
Serves 12. Total time 40 minutes.
Prep time 10 minutes.
Cooking time 30 minutes.
2 cRaw cashews, rinsed
2 TbspSafflower oil
2 TbspBrown sugar
1 TbspEgg replacer powder
2Sweet apples, thinly sliced and steamed until soft
1/4 tspnGround cardamom
2 tspnLemon juice
2 tspnFresh ginger juice*
1/4 cRaw sugar
3Large ripe mangoes,** sliced
1/4 cBrown sugar
2 TbspMaple syrup
..Date sugar for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the cashews in a baking dish and bake until light golden brown, about 20-30 minutes. Remove from the heat, cool, and blend or process to a fine crumb consistency.
- In a bowl combine the ground nuts with the salt, oil, brown sugar, and egg replacer and mix well. Spread 1/3 of this mixture in an oiled 8x8-inch baking dish. Layer the steamed apples on the crumb mixture.
- Combine the second set of ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Arrange this mixture evenly over the steamed apple. Arrange the sliced mangoes on top. Sprinkle the brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla over the mangoes.
- Top with the remaining crumb mixture and sprinkle with date sugar if more sweetness is desired. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool and slice into small squares.
Notes*To make fresh ginger juice, simply grate some fresh ginger, then manually squeeze the pulp.
**Substitute 3 cups fresh peaches for the mangoes if desired.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 260, Fat 13.1g (117 cal), Carbohydrate 32g (128 cal), Protein 3.7g (15 cal)
Added information: Saturated Fat 2.2g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 60mg, Dietary Fiber 2g