TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 cups sliced peeled apples (about 3 large)
  • 3/4 cup water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Artificial sweetener equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons shortening
  • 5 tablespoons fat-free milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 180 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.


  1. Put the apples, 1/2 cup water, lemon juice and salt in a microwave-safe 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir, then cook 2 minutes more. Combine the cornstarch, sweetener cinnamon and remaining water; stir into hot apples. Microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. For topping, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture forms small crumbs. Stir in milk with a fork. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto hot apple mixture. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Use an artificial sweetener recommended for baking, such as Sweet N Low or Sweet One.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Apple Cobbler in Taste of Home's Down-Home Diabetic Cookbook Annual 1995, p286

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"It is very easy to make and doesn't take a lot of time"

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