Celebrating Dads on Father’s Day is as American as Apple Pie…Or Apple Crisp. I figure my apple crisp is the 2016 version of the classic pie. Sugar seems to be a dirty word today. Especially in Southern California where I live. So, my apple crisp is created with organic Fuji apples, organic oats, Japanese yuzu citrus juice, a bit of brown sugar and spelt flour. Surprisingly, this Oreo-loving Ninja didn’t miss the white sugar. The sweet crunch of the crumble mingles with the tart apples and is yummy! Fuji apples are usually honey like on their own. However, the Japanese yuzu citrus juice adds a delightful sour accent.
Ninja Note 1: If you prefer an American Apple Pie taste, substitute lemons for the Japanese yuzu.
Ninja Note 2: If less sugar is to your liking, Japanese yuzu juice is available online and at most Asian markets.
My own father lives in Florida, is 93 and is not so prejudiced against sweet stuff.