PCRM Recipe of the Week


An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so why not get your daily apple dosage through this delicious apple crisp? With only 1 tablespoon of sugar, this sweet treat is secretly healthful!

Makes 9 servings


4 green apples, peeled and cored
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Slice apples thinly and spread in a 9"×9" baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon.

Combine oats, walnuts, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt in a bowl. Stir to mix, then spread evenly over apples.

Bake until apples are tender when pierced with a knife, about 35 minutes. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Per Serving: 182 calories; 7.3 g fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 36.2% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 3.8 g protein; 27.6 g carbohydrates; 14.9 g sugar; 2.9 g fiber; 70 mg sodium; 33 mg calcium; 1.1 mg iron; 3.7 mg vitamin C; 11 mcg Beta Carotene; 0.2 mg vitamin E

Source: Healthy Eating for Life for Children by Amy Lanou, Ph.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

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