Sep 28, 2009

Cinnamon Apple Crisp




There's nothing quite like the smell of apples and cinnamon coming out of your oven and a beautiful fall evening. This cinnamon scented apple crisp is a perfect fall dessert, when apples are at their peak. Serve it warm topped with a scoop of low fat vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt and enjoy. I like to use Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples when baking.


Cinnamon
Apple Crisp
Skinnytaste.com
Servings:
8 • Serving Size: 1/8th • Points +: 7 pts • Smart Points: 9
Calories: 242.0 • Fat: 6.8 g • Protein: 2.3 g • Carb: 49.5 g • Fiber: 4.5 g • Sugar: 32.3 g
Sodium: 10.1

For the Filling:
  • 5 medium apples, peeled and diced
  • 1.5 oz raisins (small box)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
For the Topping:
  • 1 cup Quaker quick rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (not packed)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (half stick) butter, melted

Directions:
    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine apples, raisins, cinnamon, agave nectar and lemon juice in large bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch. Toss until fruit is coated. Place fruit in an ungreased baking dish.

    Mix remaining ingredients. Sprinkle over fruit. Bake about 40 minutes or until topping is golden
    brown and fruit is tender.

    Serve with a scoop of low fat ice cream or fat free frozen yogurt. Enjoy!!

    59 comments :

    1. So much crisp topping. Yum! That is, and always will be, the best part. :)

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    2. Yes, I agree! The crisp is the best part in my opinion :)

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    3. I got Agave Nectar at my local health food store. Some grocery stores will carry it in the "healthy " section. And i thought GNC carried this~~ not sure though.

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      1. I realize this is an old post, but if you're in the Southeast, Publix stores carry agave nectar in the sugar section of organic products.

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    4. You can get agave nectar at Trader Joes, but recently I have spotted it at WalMart Supercenters.

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    5. this is in the oven, just made the delicious dijon mutard pork chops! I could not find Agave nectar, so i used Pear...will that alter this at all?

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    6. Not sure, I've never used pear nectar before.

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    7. Re: Agave Nectar - I haven't found any localy, so I just substitute honey in Gina's fabulous recipes.

      Can't wait to make this one!

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    8. Does anyone know how many points this will be if i subsitute honey for agave nector. I am making this for desert for my wife and she is hard core into WW right now, (and she is doing awesome and looking fine!) Apple crisp is her favorite so i thought that i would surprise her!
      Thanks

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    9. If you dont have agave nectar, you could use honey or brown sugar. The points will remain the same. Agave tends to be sweeter so you use less or should I say you would need more sugar.
      As long as you are using sweet apples opposed to tart ones, you should be fine.

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    10. It just started to be fall like in FL. I have been waiting to make this treat for a perfect fall day, whew it finally came. My home smells wonderful and the apple crisp tastes even better!

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    12. I love the smell of baked apples on a cold day! Glad you enjoyed it!

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    13. Gina - this one's another hit! I subbed maple syrup, as I was frantically running around the Singapore grocery store, searching on my phone for "agave nectar substitute" (apparently Singapore doesn't import syrup from Mexico), and it turned out great. Next time I'm totally trying honey :)

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    14. I'm sure maple syrup was great! Honey or brown sugar would be a great replacement for agave nectar.

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    15. Can I use sugar in this recipe if I can't find agave nectar? If yes, how much sugar should I use. I just found this site and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. You have devoted so much time and energy to it and to the recipes!

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    16. Thanks for noticing, yes I have put a lot of time into it!! Sure, you can use sugar. I would use brown sugar. Try using 1/4 cup, put more if you think it needs it.

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    17. hi Gina,
      im a raw foodist in singapore and agave nectar isnt sold here. could i use raw honey?

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    18. Yes, raw honey is fine!

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    19. I made this last night for a friends birthday. I made a small bowl on the side for my husband and I to taste the same night I made it. It was just ok. But the next day I brought it to my friend and it was so much better. The flavors had strengthened and the consistency was more like apple pie. YUMMY! I used brown sugar instead of agava. Love the recipes!!!

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    20. This was amazing. I made it last night for friends we had over tonight. Everyone LOVED it with a dollop of sugar-free vanilla ice cream. So worth the 4.5 (5.5 with the ice cream) points. Thanks, Gina for the best recipe site ever!!!

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    21. You're welcome! I'm all about pies and crisps with ice cream myself!

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    22. I just made this today. Even picky eaters ate it. Yum. Thanks Gina! -Jamie

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    23. Would using apples other than granny smith work, or would you suggest making other alterations?

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    24. Honey Crisp, Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples would all be great!

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    25. Just made this tonight for company and loved it! It didn't even taste healthy! Loved it- just enough crisp and the apples were delightful with the agave!

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    26. AWESOME!! I added more cinnemon to the apples and the topping. I used splenda instead of the agave, just because it was what I had on hand. Baked it in a 9 X 9 pan, for about 10 more minutes than stated in the recipe. I served it with 50% caramel vanilla ice cream. The family LOVED it!

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    27. I am going to make this, but I saw that I can use honey instead of the agave, how much should I use?

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    28. You can use the same amount as you would agave or you could use sugar.

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    29. Made it and the whole family loved it!!! Only thins was I didn't have enough topping to cover the apples so I had to double that part... that shot the calories per serving up, but it is very filling!

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    30. Can I use quick oats instead of rolled oats? I want to make this tomorrow but only have quick oats...Thanks

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    31. Gina,
      I made this for dessert tonight. It was delicious!! Do you know how many points plus it is? I like using agave instead of sugar when I can. Thanks for the great recipes.

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    32. This was awesome! I substituted smart balance for the butter and cranberries for the raisens. I also added walnuts...and topped it with fat free cool whip. Total heaven!

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    33. I made this today along with your Crock Pot Minestrone. Not only do you help me use all of my coop veggies and fruits, you have made my world a better place. I am finally able to cook one meal for all of us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This Italian Family Thinks You ROCK!!!

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    34. I made this one over the weekend, and it was fabulous. My husband had seconds and was thrilled with it. Thank you! You are amazing! I wanted to do the apple cobbler, but this one sounded so much easier. :-) I hate peeling apples and truthfully have not done it in years, but I think it was totally worth it!

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    35. I made this last week and it is GREAT! Next time we are using cranberries instead of raisins.yum!

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    36. I made this as a practice round for thanksgiving and someone suggested that I add nutmeg. Has anyone gotten this from anyone or added it?

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    37. Yummy! I made this today and it my house smells wonderful! It tasted so good and was very easy to make!!

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    38. Im baking this as we speak! Cant wait to try it! I made 3 of your recipes today for Thanksgiving! Thank you SOOOO much for your variety!! I LOVE everything I've made so far!! :)

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    39. I just made this today and it was SO delicious!! I topped with some 2% greek yogurt and it honestly did not taste "light" at all!

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    40. Making this tonight. Thanks, Gina! As for the agave nectar, if you have an Ocean State Job Lots around, they sell it, and at a really good price!

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    41. I made this tonight to use up some of our apples from apple picking, and it is so good! I used a combination of honey and brown sugar in place of the agave nectar and it tastes amazing. Perfect treat for a fall evening, thanks Gina! :)

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    42. DELICIOUS! In love with this recipe

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    43. What size baking dish should I use for this?

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      1. It fit nicely in a 9 in pie pan for me!

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    44. Gina,

      I have just discovered your site a few days ago and I already KNOW I will be making lots of meals/desserts from it!

      This recipe looks amazing. My questions is: could I just use regular all-purpose flour for this? I do not have whole-wheat flour. I plan to make this for a "Thanksgiving feast" at work next week!

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    45. I wanted to ask a similar question to Anonymous above----I have some almond meal and buckwheat flour in the house. I am just starting to experiment more with baking/cooking and such so would you be able to describe how that would alter the taste? I think the almond meal would be fine, but buckwheat I have found already has a unique texture/flavor. I'm thinking I will make this for the family Thanksgiving dinner.

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    46. This is a great dessert – actually one of the best I've tried. My family loved it. Now my nephews have another fave sweet treat other than chocolates. Thanks for this.

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    47. Awesome! I see no reason to go back to full fat/cal version. This is my go to. made it 4 times now. I do sub agave nec with stevia. Thank you Gina!

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    48. Can you make this the night before? If so, is it best to store it in the fridge or leave it out on the counter?

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    49. So impressed with your recipes! Loved this dessert..Substituted tapioca for the corn starch. I haven't made a recipe I didn't like yet!!

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    50. Hey Gina! Can I use applesauce instead of the butter? Any substitute?

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      1. I did and its fine. Apple butter will just give it richer taste

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    51. This was a hit! I used granny smith which gave it a nice tart taste. Will be making again.

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    52. I made this for Thanksgiving dessert using granny smith apples and a combo of honey and brown sugar to replace the agave, and it was seriously delicious. I think it was even better than the old-fashioned kind I grew up eating. Gina - I am so grateful for you and all of your delicious skinny recipes that have helped me better understand I can eat healthy without having to give up all of the foods I love. Seriously people, you will not regret making this apple crisp.

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    53. Can i substitute maple syrup & honey for the brown sugar in the topping or would that make it too wet?

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    54. If made the night before do I store in fridge or on counter?

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    55. If I double the recipe, how long / what temperature should I bake at?

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