Apple Popsicles with Date Caramel Crumble
These popsicles are a great way to use up loads of apples and they taste just like a frozen apple crumble, so you can indulge in the traditional British comfort dessert on a hot summer day! They’re vegan and refined-sugar-free.
Make them gluten-free by swapping the plain flour for buckwheat flour and using gluten-free oats.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 8 apples peeled, cored and sliced
- 240 ml water
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
For the date caramel
- 15 medjool dates pitted (or standard dates soaked in warm water for an hour)
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 5-10 tablespoons of non-dairy milk almond works well
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
For the crumble
- 1½ tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 tbsp oats
- 1 ½ tbsp plain flour
- 1 tbsp pecans finely chopped
First, make the applesauce. In a saucepan over a medium heat, combine apples, water, honey and cinnamon. Cook uncovered, stirring often, for 10-15 minutes or until the apples are very soft.
Allow to cool slightly, then roughly puree with a blender, hand held electric blender or food processor, keeping some large pieces for texture.
Allow to cool completely, then fill ice lolly moulds and freeze for a few hours or overnight.
Meanwhile, make the toppings.
For the crumble topping
In a small bowl, beat the coconut oil and maple syrup together well. Stir in the oats, flour and pecans, then rub the ingredients together with fingertips until it forms coarse crumbs.
In a frying pan over a medium heat, toast the mixture for a few minutes, stirring often, until it is golden. Set aside.
Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.5mg