Sunday, December 13, 2009

apple crisp

I just love apple crisp. It's a relatively healthy dessert (considering), and it's incredibly easy to whip up in a hurry. It's the perfect dessert for when company comes over - it tastes great and leaves your home smelling wonderful. This is my mother's recipe, and it's my absolute favorite. Hope you enjoy it, too!

First, peel and chop up about four large apples. The recipe calls for Granny Smith, but my absolute favorite are Gravenstein apples - they just smell so apple-y! Place the chopped up apple in a pie pan or baking dish.

Then, mix together 1 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and one egg (or the equivalent of one egg in egg substitute or egg whites). I find it best to use a fork or pastry cutter to mix the ingredients together - it will end up crumbly.

Sprinkle the topping mixture over the apples. Dot with butter or margarine (use as much or as little as you like) and then sprinkle with cinnamon (I sprinkle with a little more sugar, too). Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serves 8.

Apple Crisp
  • 4 lg. Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • cinnamon and butter

Peel and cut up apples in a pie pan. Mix remaining ingredients with a fork. Sprinkle over apples. Dot with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Nutrition (assuming 3 T. Smart Balance margarine and whole egg): 222 cal, 4g fat, 1g sat fat, 26mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 45g carbs, 2g fiber, 30g sugars, 3g protein, 5% vit A, 4% calcium, 7% vit C, 5% iron.


  1. Wow! That looks soooo good!!!! I love how yummy that topping looks. :-)

  2. I just happened upon your website from Gooseberry Patch. This looks GREAT and I plan to look around in here a lot more.

    Betty in Oklahoma


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