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Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe

Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe

This easy dish is a tradition in my family. It's as quick as a boxed cake mix but it's a healthier dessert choice. It's ideal in fall when it seems that everyone has a bag or two 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
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • 1. Toss apples with sugar, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon. Transfer to a greased microwave-safe 9-in. deep-dish pie plate.
  • 2. Mix first four topping ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly; sprinkle over filling.
  • 3. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high until apples are tender, 5-7 minutes. If desired, serve with ice cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 252 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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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 Edited Feb. 9, 2017

"This is such a delicious recipe. It's one we'd make many more times and I rate it excellent."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2009 Edited Feb. 9, 2017

"This was a wonderful, healthy dessert"

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