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Healthier Apple Crisp II Recipe
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Healthier Apple Crisp II

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"A simply wonderful dessert that's healthier with less sugar, unpeeled apples, white whole wheat flour and walnuts."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C).
  2. Place the sliced apples in a 9x13 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all.
  3. Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, walnuts and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Apple Crisp II.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 27, 2012

I never review recipes but I couldn't let this one go without. I had a crazy amount of apples from my nanas trees and was apple buttered right to death so I decided to switch it up for this apple crisp. I made a pan for both my mother and mother in law (who is an amazing cook) and my mother in law lost her mind when she tasted it. Its all she could talk about all day. I used brown sugar instead of white and doubled the cinnamon. Hands down best apple crisp ever!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 13, 2014

... I used pure via in place of white sugar... Bad idea!

Nov 06, 2013

Oh wow! Best apple crisp ever! I made it as written first time and it was good, but the second time, it was even better when I made these changes: I omitted the white sugar and subbed in brown sugar, doubled the cinnamon, added some ginger (a healthy dash) and some nutmeg (a regular dash). I also omitted the water, it was not necessary and my second batch without the water was a much, much better consistency. (The apples are juicy and release that juice when baked, so go ahead and skip adding that water.) Oh, and in both batches, I used old-fashioned oats, not the quick cooking kind and I subbed corn starch for the flour in the filling, something I always do for fruit pies, cobblers, etc... :-)

Oct 16, 2012

I thought this applecrisp was delicious, can't even tell it's healthier. I even substituted two tablespoons of the butter with water and it was still really good.

Jun 27, 2012

We loved this!!! I didn't have whole wheat flour or walnuts, so I improvised with regular flour and pecans. It was wonderful!!!!!!! Definitely going to have this again!

Jan 06, 2013

Wonderful! The only substitution I made was pecans vs walnuts and doubled the cinnamon based on other reviews. I also lightened it up just a little bit more by using the brown sugar splenda and the domino light sugar. I also used a hint of lemon juice. Highly recommend!

Oct 01, 2013

Smells delicious, like apple pie! Made 2 pans for healthy potlucks @ husband's & my work. Used 10 large honeycrisp apples, 5. lbs, from local farmer, for each 9 x 13 recipe. It will fill the pan (with a rounded top like a cake), so press the topping on with a large spoon and put the pan on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Followed others' suggestions & added some of my own. Use apple corer/peeler, all brown sugar, all whole wheat fllour, old fashioned oats, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. cloves, & 1/2 tsp. nutmeg. Stir 2 tsp. vanilla extract into melted butter. Wondered whether initial sugar/flour/water mixture would blend in better if it were stirred into apples rather than sprinkled on top. Next time (and there definitely will be a next time!) I would either omit water or add cornstarch or tapioca to water, since it was rather watery. Apples did not get mushy. Tasted great & husband's co-workers ate the entire pan! We were very busy & only had time for 1/2 a pan! It's a keeper!

Oct 20, 2013

Loved the recipe! HOwever, I guessed on 10 cups of apples.... How many apples is that? I also think that with a good mix of apples, you can still cut back on the sugar. I also only used 1/4 cup of butter, and it still came out great!


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  • Calories
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 95 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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