Friday, June 15, 2007

Nilla Apple Crisp

This lighter version of a classic dessert tastes better than any boxed version I have ever had, and it's so simple to make!

Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 30 minutes
Yield: 12 servings

8 cups thinly sliced peeled Granny Smith apples (about 4 large/2 lb)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/3 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup cold margarine
25 reduced fat Nilla Wafers, crushed (about 1 cup crumbs)
1 1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip Lite

Preheat oven to 350. Toss apples with 1/4 cup of the brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Spoon into a square baking dish.

Combine oats, the remaining brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add wafer crumbs; mix well. Spread crumb mixture over apples.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm or cooled. Top with whipped topping.

Tips and Tricks
Use an apple corer to slice apples, then peel wedges. Use Pampered Chef food chopper (see sidebar) to chop apples. Try different varieties of apples for a different flavor.
Make It Healthier
Use trans-fat free spread. Omit whipped topping.
How Kids Can Help
My apple corer is not sharp. My toddler just needs help applying enough pressure. Kids can measure dry ingredients and spread apple mixture in pan.

Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup equals 160 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace protein

1 comment:

NJenn said...

I love your recipe and I've searching the net for an apple crisp that has low fat in it and this really fits for someone who's watching her weight like me but can't resist having a dessert after a full meal. Thanks for sharing.