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6.01.2011

Kelapo AppleCrumble Pie and Coconut Oil Review

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Hello! Just a quick post before Ryan and I leave for Germany. I know right? We are leaving again! We had 2 days to recover from our North Carolina trip before packing again but this time for an international trip. I have been trying not to stress to much. How many clothes to take? Well, this girl is only doing a carry-on so wish me luck!


Before I left I knew I needed to get my cooking on since we have been eating out for the past 12 days. A kitchen has not been available or an option so it has been a bit difficult. Now as we head overseas, we have the e.coli scare to worry about. We have had salad the past 2 nights in order to get the raw veggies before we do not touch a single one while in Germany. If you have missed the news, here is an update on the E. Coli Scare.


Anyway, I was saying that I cooked for the past 2 days, making breakfast, lunch and dinner, except for last night where I invited myself to a friend's house for dinner since I was by myself. {Thanks Kristi!} I have had a hankering for apple pie for over a week and I had not had a chance to buy any or to find a slice so I decided that I would use up the leftover sad apples in my fridge to get it done. By the way, sad apples are perfect for apple pie!


When I got back from North Carolina I had a package waiting for me from the nice folks at Kelapo. They sent me an 8 ounce bottle of their virgin coconut oil. I realy like their glass packaging!


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This coconut oil is "harvested from exclusive coconut palms in Sri Lanka, this 100% organic, trans fat free oil can be used as an all-natural, flavorful, and energy packed, butter alternative." This is a fair trade product where farmers harvest and collect the fruit at its peak and extract the coconut oil  through a cold expellar press. It is unrefined, organic and 100% natural!


The oil smelled of coconuts. I would have used this on my skin but I used it all for one recipe! Even though I made ONE huge deep dish apple pie, coconut oil can be used instead of butter or any other cooking oils. Something I learned off their website is that coconut oil "helps the body absorb important nutrients and minerals, eliminate harmful bacteria, and fight the signs of aging." Who would not want that?

Kelapo also offers coconut oil softgels which they have added "supports immune, metabolic, and brain function." I personally like applying the oil over my skin and I plan on using it now during my pregnancy to prevent harsh stretch marks. How about that?

I hope you give this oil a try. You can order through their website or on Amazon.

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I received a recipe card with the oil that just grabbed my attention so I decided to try it out and see how the oil worked in the pie crust and crumble. Apples! I have been wanting an apple pie and this recipe sure did satisfy my craving! I had fun slicing the apples REAL thin and I used a deep-dish pie pan because I wanted to use all my sad apples. Please give this recipe a try. The crust turned out really like and crunchy and the crumble on the apples was delicious!

Thanks Kelapo for letting try this delicious oil!

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Kelapo Apple Crumble Pie

serves 10

Crust
3/4 cup Kelapo coconut oil (softened)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt

Place in a bowl and knead by hand. Add 2-3 Tablespoons ice cold water as needed. Refrigerate for 15 minutes then press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan.

Apple filling
6-8 cups thinly sliced apples
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar

Pour into crust.

Crumble
1/4 cup coconut oil ( softened)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

In the same bowl, combine all ingredients until well mixed and top the pie with mixture.

Bake for 30 minutes on 425 degrees and then lower heat to 375 degrees and continue cooking for 20 minutes.

10 comments:

The Duo Dishes said...

We've never made a crust with oil before, but we're thinking of testing out different versions. Great pie! Hope you guys enjoyed it lal.

Rachel said...

We in Kerala (India) use coconut oil majorly in our cooking. Although I am yet to try it in baking.

Sara (The Veggie Eco-Life) said...

I love apple crumble! And this looks like a fun recipe!

Enjoy your time in Germany :)

Christina said...

Oooo...where are you going in Germany? :) We vacationed there a few years ago and loved it!

Tiffany said...

What good timing with this post; lately I've been thinking a lot about making a crumble, because I just have loads of apples on hand. Your crumble-pie looks utterly delicious!

I wish you safe and pleasant travels and hope you have a wonderful time in Germany!

Vegiegail said...

The apple crumble looks super delicious! I can't wait to try the recipe! And I can't believe you still find time to blog in between travel! Bon voyage, Noelle! Have an amazing trip!

chow vegan said...

Oh wow, that pie looks so yummy! Have a fun and safe trip! :-)

Emily Malloy said...

Yumm! My sister has been on a massive vegan baking kick using coconut oil. I'll make sure to pass this on!

Jasmin Adili said...

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Amy said...

Noelle this pie looks delicious! I love that you have used coconut oil, and being that it is in almost every baked good I make, I will have to try it in an apple pie! yours sounds amazing! Hope you are enjoying Germany :)!

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