Apple Crisp

As I write this Autumn is in full swing in the midwest. The colors of the leaves are changing and the pumpkins are appearing on door steps with their creative carvings. Autumn also means cooler temperatures more and more indoor activities and family gatherings. We are only about three weeks from Thanksgiving and 8 weeks or so from Christmas and New Years. It is about this time each year that the baking bug usually bites me. I made some pumpkin bread and peanut butter cookies earlier this week (definitely NOT calorie friendly). These were done for a bake sale for work, though of course there were a few taste tests that went around.


Tonight I was wanting something sweet and I found this recipe for Apple Crisp. Earlier this weekend I bought a bunch of apples that were on sale and since this recipe only calls for three I thought I would give it a try. I had a great response from my husband and kids from this Apple Crisp. Personally, I think it is difficult to tell that this is a “low calorie” dessert. Very delicious! I found this recipe over at sparkpeople.com

 

3 medium baking apples, cored, sliced thin
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp heart-healthy margarine (I just used regular margarine and added a couple of calories

Mix first four ingredients and place into 9-inch (square or round) baking dish.

In small bowl, mix Topping ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle topping over the apples.

Bake at 325 degrees until apples are soft and topping is golden brown (about 30 minutes).

Number of Servings: 9

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