by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Sunday, October 21, 2012
Date Crumb Pie
Sometimes I would make Pumpkin. Sometimes I would make Rum-Runner Pecan Pie. Other times a variation on one of those three - perhaps Upside Down Apple (apple inside, pecan "outside") or Pumpkin-Pecan. Other times, Chocolate Pecan or Bourbon Sweet Potato.
In summertime, it was Concord Grape, Blueberry, and my most favorite, Cherry Pie. Spring made me think Lemon Meringue, Strawberry-Rhubarb, or Coconut. Basically, I'm a pie-anytime kinda girl. A slice of pie (a la mode, perhaps) and a cup of good coffee is pure comfort to me.
- 12 oz. pitted dates, coarsely chopped (to equal 2 c. packed)
- 1½ c. water
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
- ½ c. whole wheat flour
- ¾ c. firmly packed dark brown sugar
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- big pinch sea salt
- 1½ c. coarsely chopped walnuts
- ½ c. finely chopped crystallized ginger
- 8 oz. (2 sticks) salted butter, cut into tablespoons, at room temperature + extra for pan
Chantal and the Sunday Supper Movement have come together to encourage everyone to take a couple of hours out of their busy week and bake for someone who has been affected by cancer or someone in the medical profession who makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients. A small gesture to show someone how much you care can make a difference in their day.
Do you want to participate but wonder what to bake? The #SundaySupper Team has baked up a few suggestions.
#SundaySupper Contributors provided with an Easy As Pie Dish by Chantal Cookware:
Not everybody received a pie dish, but that didn't keep us from gathering around the family table this week. Check out these other fabulous baked good (in...or out of...a pie plate):
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Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.