Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Maiann's Healthy Apple Crisp*

A coworker sent this recipe to me, and though I haven't yet tried it myself, I just HAD to post it: it looks delicious and is much, much healthier than the usual fattening, sugary apple crisp recipes at this time of year. Make this for the perfect, sensible fall treat! 

*no added sugar

* 5-6 apples peeled and chunked. (Option: try mixed type like a few Fuji, a Gala, maybe even a pear or raisins or dried cherries to mix it up).
* 1/2 of a lemon, fresh squeezed
* 1T cinnamon
* 1T nutmeg
* 1T Allspice
* 1T maple syrup
* 1T whole wheat flour
Crisp topping:
* 1T cinnamon
* 1/4 C. maple syrup
* 1/2 to 2/3 C. rolled oats
* 2T flax seeds
* 1/2 cup nuts..chopped..recommend almonds and hazelnuts
* (option: can do this quickly by quick pulsing in a Cuisinart or quick pulse in a blender)
* 3T softened butter

1.Pre heat oven to 400.

2. Toss all crisp ingredients in a bowl. Grease baking dish. Pour crisp mix into dish and bake for 20 min. 

3. In another bowl mix together all crisp topping ingredients. When the 20 min. baking time is up, reduce heat to 350 degrees. sprinkle 1/2 the crisp topping on top and put back in oven for about 5-6 min. After 5 -6 minutes, pull out again and sprinkle rest of crisp topping. Bake for 5-6 more minutes.

4. Take out and let cool a bit.

Can be served with vanilla soy ice cream or low sugar, low fat whip cream...enjoy!