Sunday, April 15, 2012

Gluten Free, Low Fat Apple Crisp

I'm working on a personal cookbook for my mom so she has some easy, healthy and tasty recipes for her somewhat finicky taste buds. Her favorite recipes are the ones prepared at someone else's house or at a restaurant. She would much rather spend her free time quilting, which she is quite talented at. Here is one of the recipes I selected for her book. I found it in a cookbook called, Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas, by Brenda J. Ponichtera.

We all enjoyed it last night with a scoop of low fat vanilla ice cream.

After making this from her original recipe, I decided to double the recipe because it was very flat after baking, and I prefer a little more depth in my dish. So I will give you my version.
It is naturally gluten free and low fat. For vegan and dairy free simply use Earth Balance instead of Smart Balance.
Weight watchers,  the apple crisp is 4 points for 1/8 of recipe. Add points for low fat ice cream.

Apple Crisp:
8 cups peeled and sliced apples (cooking type like Granny Smith)
1/2 cup water
2 Tbl and 2 tsp brown sugar
1 Tbl and 1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup gluten free old fashioned oats, (regular if not gluten free)
2 Tbl brown sugar
2 Tbl Smart Balance or (Earth Balance if Vegan or dairy free)

Preheat oven to 375.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a glass or Pyrex bowl, mix well. Precook in microwave for about 8 minutes to soften apples.  Arrange apple mixture in a 9-inch by 9-inch baking dish sprayed with Pam.

Combine remaining ingredients and sprinkle over apples.

Bake for 45-55 minutes. Checking after 45 minutes if to see if apples are tender. Here is a tip if you are like me and like very tender apples in your dessert. Turn off the oven and cover apple crisp with foil, let sit for up to an hour in the turned off oven. This will result in a softer crisp, but is actually really flavorful and delicious. And every apple is guaranteed to be tender, not to mention it keeps the dessert nice and warm for serving.

Top with some low fat ice cream or dairy free whipped topping.  Try some So Delicious, a yummy frozen non-dairy treat.


1 comment:

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