I'm not a big fan of pie. I probably shouldn't confess it. But I love the baked fruit that goes inside the pie. Baked apple? Delish.
Well, I had a bunch of rhubarb just begging to be pie-d, but instead I did a bake with apple, and boy I gotta tell you it's super yummy. Now, I would be very happy with a crumble topping made of roasted pecan, or a crust of almond meal. But, I have to be honest, the filling to me really is the very best part. So, here I indulged my inner immature self, and basically made some rhubarb and apple pie filling. And smiled with every bite. ;)
2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
3 cups chopped rhubarb (1 bunch)
4-5 cups chopped royal gala (4 medium apples, skin on (organic))
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground vanilla bean
preheat the oven to 345
1. melt the coconut oil in an oven proof baking dish (I used a cast iron one)
2. add the other ingredients and toss well to combine
3. bake open for 45 minutes to 1 hour in the upper half of the oven
Enjoy! If you are inclined, this would make a lovely accompaniment to vanilla ice cream. For me, however, it's all about the pie-less pie bliss.