Most of us have a dish that says “home”. In my family, apple pie or apple crisp would definitely fall into that classification. I can’t think of many family gatherings where my mom didn’t make one of those, especially the apple crisp.
This version is “healthified” a bit, but doesn’t taste that way. This dish works very well with apples or pears, depending on your flavor preference. It’s the perfect fall treat.
Apple or Pear Crisp (Serves 6-8)
4 cups of peeled, sliced apples or pears
⅔ cup white whole wheat flour
2 cups old-fashioned oats
⅔ cup packed brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Place fruit in a shallow 2 quart (or larger) baking dish.
3. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add melted butter, mixing until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit.
4. Bake for 30-60 minutes, until fruit is tender.
Nutritional Information (Amount per serving):
Protein: 4 g
Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Cholesterol: 31 mg
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sodium: 79 mg
Recipe Notes: I would highly recommend slicing your apples thinner than the fruit pictured above. I just used the general apple slicer, but that wasn’t thin enough to cook very quickly.
Source: Adapted from a family recipe
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