Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe
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Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe

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This is the perfect ending to a mouthwatering meal. “It's as quick as a boxed cake mix but is a healthier dessert choice. It's ideal in fall when it seems like everyone has a bag of fresh apples to give away!”—Terri Wetzel, Roseburg, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without ice cream) equals 252 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, 1 tablespoon flour, sugar, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour into a greased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar and remaining flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly; sprinkle over apple mixture.
  3. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for 5-7 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve with ice cream if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Apple Crisp in Simple & Delicious January/February 2009, p23

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"I would recommend this to anyone who is in a hurry, but not wanting to skimp out on flavor. Very quick and convenient if you would rather not fire up the oven which consequently heats up the whole house. Don't let the microwave fool you/make you nervous; the recipe turns out great! I didn't change a thing to the recipe. The taste reminded me of a traditional (old fashioned) apple crisp that your Grandmother would make and serve to you growing up."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"Wonderful food match,surely i will try it."

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2010

"I had this at a friends house and found it great. I got the recipe from her and have sent it to others. I will make it often. It is easy to make. I think that I will add chopped walnuts some of the time. It will be nice to make when the summer temps. get to be above 100 degrees and you can just pop it into the microwave."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"A great recipe for unexpected company. Will use it often."

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"Rating it isn't hard, this is such a delicious recipe. It's okay, it's one we'd make many more times and I rated it excellent for you."

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