Just because I’m watching what I eat, that doesn’t mean I haven’t lost my sweet tooth. I am trying to tame it however. This is a very tart apple crisp thanks to the Granny Smith apples. If you’d like a sweeter taste, switch to Gala or another sweeter baking apple. Or add a tiny bit more sugar.
- 3 medium fresh apple(s), Granny Smith, cored and sliced uniformly (about ⅛” at the thickest part) – if organic leave the skins on
- ¾ Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp sugar, granulated
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¾ cup Multi-grain hot cereal or old-fashioned oatmeal (uncooked)
- 1-1/2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp butter (room temperature)
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven 350
- Wash, core, and thinly slice apples (peel if not organic). Chop for ramekins
- Drizzle lemon juice and sugar over apples; mix to coat evenly; set aside.
- Combine grain, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Toss the apple mixture to incorporate any liquid that's accumulated; divide between 8-6oz ramekins
- Press down
- Divide topping between ramekins - press into apples
- Bake at 350 for approximately 25-30 minutes or until apples are tender.
- Top with a dollop of TruWhip
If you haven’t tried TruWhip yet, you have no idea the deliciousness you’re missing out on. I found it in the freezer aisle of Albertson’s and it’s a frozen whipped topping without artificial flavors. I prefer it frozen and often eat a tablespoon as a snack from from the freezer – it satisfies my ice cream addiction as well.
Cranberry Apple Crisp Recipe = 120 calories per serving without the TruWhip