Saturday, March 31, 2012

Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe

YUM! Fresh, warm, healthy goodness!
 Hi!  Here is the requested Apple Crisp recipe. It was written by Bob Greene, creator of The Best Life Diet Plan.  Enjoy!

Apple Crisp
  • Nonfat cooking spray
  • 2 cups peeled, cored and thinly sliced apples. (I've used Gala and Fuji so far.  Both worked great!)
  • 2 tbsp sugar, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
Oat topping ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or almonds, finely chopped (I use almonds...fantastic!)
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (I substitute brown sugar Splenda)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp softened unsalted butter
Preheat the oven to 350.  Coat an 8-inch square shallow baking dish with cooking spray.  In a large bowl, toss together the apples, sugar, apple juice, lemon juice, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined.  Set aside.
To make the oatmeal topping: Using a fork, gently combine the walnuts or almonds, oats, brown sugar, flour, and butter until well-blended.  Place the apple mixture in the dish, and sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the apples are cooked through, the juices are bubbling, and the topping is browned.  Serve, hot, warm, or at room temperature.