Reduced-Fat Apple Crisp

From Cook's Country | December/January 2012

Why this recipe works:

We mimicked the thick, sweet, sugary filling by treating the apples in two ways: We mashed some apples to thicken the sauce and sliced others for added texture. To cut down on calories, we traded the nuts for Grape-Nuts cereal.

Traditional recipes have 540 calories, 23 grams of fat, and 11… read more

We mimicked the thick, sweet, sugary filling by treating the apples in two ways: We mashed some apples to thicken the sauce and sliced others for added texture. To cut down on calories, we traded the nuts for Grape-Nuts cereal.

Traditional recipes have 540 calories, 23 grams of fat, and 11 grams of saturated fat per 1-cup serving. Our changes brought the numbers down to 300 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 4 gram of saturated fat.

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Serves 6

Instant or quick oats turn the topping sandy; use old-fashioned oats. Note that the apple pieces and apple wedges are cooked differently.

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