Monday, February 14, 2011

Maple Molasses Apple Pie with Cardamom Oat Crumble {Vegan+Gluten Free}

On Sunday, January 23rd, the annual Brooklyn Pie Contest was held at The Bedford in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The proceeds from this pie contest went to benefit Growing Chefs, a non-profit organization that promotes food education from "field to fork." The first 50 pies in the door would be judged (by people from Momofuku Milk bar amongst others). Pies after the first 50 received free entry and were immediately devoured by the massive crowd. One winner was to be chosen from each of two categories: sweet and savory.

I wanted to take a modern twist on a classic (and because I lacked the proper amount of time) so I made an apple pie with a cardamom oat crumble top. Laced with maple syrup and molasses, the softened fruit in the deep-dish interior contrasted nicely with the crisp and crumbly top.

Unfortunately, though my pie made it into the judging, it wasn't crowned the winning pie. Ah, well, there's always next year!

(recipe to come)