Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Healthy Apple Crisp!

Ok on a mission to do things that will fit in the points value of Weight Watchers I thought I would post the first thing made with Points in mind.
We went as a family to Glen Oak Apple farms Yesterday and Picked up 2 huge bags of apples. How many ways can we take a healthy apple and make it bad..SO MANY WAYS!! so I went looking. And on the Weight Watcher Site I found a recipe for one that was only 4 pts. YAY!! well.. looking at it one thing was left out that My mother and I both love about a Crisp and that is the oatmeal! so.. taking that nutritional information and worked out the points and tweaked the recipe to give you a 6 pt apple crisp! Here is the link to the original http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/index.aspx?recipeid=134331
(Though I believe you have to be a member to use it. )
here is 6pt Apple Crisp:

  • 4 large apple(s), peeled, cored, cut into 1/8-inch slices (6 cups sliced apples)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup(s) packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 2 Tbsp Minute Tapioca, or other brand
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, or freshly grated nutmeg (fresh preferred)
  • 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup(s) Oat meal
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place rack in bottom third to middle of oven.

  • In a large bowl, toss together apple slices, lemon juice, 1/4 cup of sugar, tapioca, cinnamon and nutmeg; let stand for about 30 minutes.

  • Spoon apple mixture into an ungreased 9-inch square baking dish, or glass or ceramic pie plate; cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, to make topping, in a small bowl, combine flour and oat meal with remaining 1/2 cup of sugar (I also added an extra sprinkle of cinnamon!!); mix until completely blended. Add melted butter; work in thoroughly with fingertips.

  • After pie has baked for 30 minutes, remove from oven and discard foil. Sprinkle topping over apples and bake, uncovered, until apples bubble and topping turns golden, about 35 to 45 minutes. Cool at least 2 hours before serving. Slice into 8 pieces and serve. Yields 1 slice per serving.
I am typing this as it bakes now..and wow does it smell amazing!!!
and..wow was it a hit, I think this will be the only Apple Crisp recipe I will ever use!! the only thing that would up the awesomeness of it would be some nuts in the topping, and vanilla ice cream haha..but those would both up those points!!