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Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe

Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.