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Egg whites and unsweetened applesauce are the base of this quick and easy fat-free apple cobbler recipe.  They’re paired with crisp apples for a delicious apple cobbler that your family will love.  What’s not missing is a moist and juicy filling.

When choosing apples, skip over the red apples.  While they’re great for eating, they don’t hold up as well in baking.  You’ll want one that retains it shape and doesn’t become mushy.  Look for Golden Delicious or Granny Smith.  Both are ideal for baking.  Granny Smith’s will give you a crisp, tart flavor while the Golden Delicious is softer and more delicate in nature.  In the fall, check out the Rome Beauty‘s, they’re great in a cobbler as well. We generally choose Granny Smiths for our baking needs because they happen to be readily available here year-round.  You may have a similar apple in your area.

Curious what the difference is between and apple crisp and an apple cobbler?  It’s the topping!  A cobbler has a batter topping with a leavening agent (baking powder in this case) and a crisp’s topping is generally made from oatmeal and butter.  Then there’s the apple crumble, not to be confused with either the crisp or the cobbler.  The crumble has a cookie-like topping made of flour, butter and brown sugar mixed together and sprinkled over the top.

We like them all, you just can’t go wrong with amazing apples and a sweet topping.  Not in the mood for apples?  You can make the same topping and put it on your favorite fresh fruit.  Just adjust the baking time to suit your fruit.

Granny Smith Apple Cobbler Recipe - Fast, Easy and Fat-Free
Calories: 120 Carbohydrates: 29 Fiber: 5 Protein: 3 - This dessert is fat-free but delicious!
Type: Dessert
Yield: 8
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  • 4 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tsp stevia powder
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients.
  3. Add egg whites and applesauce and stir until crumbly
  4. Place apples in 10" cake pan prepared with low-calorie cooking spray.
  5. Spoon topping mixture over apples and bake for 45 minutes until apples are tender.

Also, try our Healthy Low Fat Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting