Healthy Winter Crisp Recipe

Healthy Apple Crisp


For Filling:

1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
5 cups apples, unpeeled, sliced
1 cup cranberries

For Topping:

2/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon soft margarine, melted


1. Prepare filling by combining sugar, flour, and lemon peel in medium bowl. Mix well. Add lemon juice, apples, and cranberries. Stir to mix. Spoon into 6-cup baking dish.

2. Prepare topping by combining oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in small bowl. Add melted margarine. Stir to mix.

3. Sprinkle topping over filling. Bake in 375 degree F oven for approximately 40–50 minutes or until filling is bubbly and top is brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Variation–Summer Crisp:

Prepare as directed above, but substitute 4 cups fresh or unsweetened frozen peaches and 3 cups fresh or unsweetened frozen blueberries for apples and cranberries. If using frozen fruit, thaw peaches completely (use without draining), but do not thaw blueberries before adding to mixture.


Yield: 6 servings Serving size: one 3/4-inch by 2-inch piece

Each serving provides (for Winter Crisp):

Calories: 252
Total fat: 2 g
Saturated fat: less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 29 mg
Total fiber: 5 g
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 58 g
Potassium: 221 mg


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