Saturday, October 20, 2007

Cran-Apple Crisp

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Yield: 15 servings

8 cups sliced peeled Granny Smith or other tart apples (about 5 large)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cloves
5 tablespoons cold butter
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; toss to coat. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.

For topping, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, whole wheat flour, milk powder, cinnamon and cloves. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oats. Sprinkle over apples.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.

Tips and Tricks
I omit the walnuts from this recipe. This makes a huge portion, so unless you're cooking for a crowd, consider cutting the recipe down.
Make It Healthier
Use unsalted butter or trans-fat free spread.
How Kids Can Help
Older kids can peel apples. Younger kids can measure ingredients.

Nutrition Facts
One serving equals 202 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges
1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1 fruit

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