Healthy Apple Crisp
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Serves: 5
A Simply (RD) Fact: Did you know that apples are a part of the rose family? Other members of the rose family are peaches, pears, and cherries!
  • For the filling:
  • 4 large apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (optional)
  • For the topping:
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • Cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10-inch pie dish with cooking spray. Place pie dish on a cookie sheet for easy removal from the oven.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the apples, apple cider, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch. Toss thoroughly to combine, making sure apples are coated in the spices and liquid. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared pie dish and spread into an even layer.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter. Using your hands or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Sprinkle the crisp topping over the apples in an even layer. Place the crisp into the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, checking the topping at about 30 minutes. If the topping has become golden brown but the apples are not fork-tender (a fork cannot be easily inserted into the apple), cover the crisp with some foil and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes until the apples become soft.
  5. Serve immediately with ice cream or at room temperature with whipped cream. Enjoy!
Recipe lightly adapted from the Apple Crisp recipe from the American Diabetes Association:
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 232 calories Fat: 6gm Saturated fat: 3gm Carbohydrates: 46gm Sodium: 6mg Fiber: 6gm Protein: 2gm Cholesterol: 12mg
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