There’s very few fall desserts better than Apple Crisp!  There are so many ways you can make it, but I like to just wing it so I can make a healthier version.  I guess you can call it “guilt-free” because I still use some regular sugar and light brown sugar, but I just use much less of it.  I also skip the flour.  I just don’t feel it’s necessary in a healthy dessert.

Oh, and I try to take it easy on the butter, too!

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Ingredients: (serves 2 to 3 people)

  • 3 apples, cored and skinless (I recommend a mix of varieties – 1 green and 2 red)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Slice the apples into small, thin wedges and place into a bowl.  They don’t have to be any certain size – it doesn’t have to be perfect.  Place the slices into a bowl and cover with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon.  Mix thoroughly.  Pour the apples into a baking dish.

In a separate dish, combine the oats and the brown sugar and pour over the melted butter.  Stir thoroughly, then press down into make a more condensed mixture.  Sprinkle the crumble mixture on top of the apples.

Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes until the apples are very tender.

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image[4]Serve hot with a dollop of light whipped cream, cool whip, or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

-Cristina