Nothing represents the start of a new school year and the beginning of autumn better than a nice crisp apple. This is the time of year that they reach their peak and many different varieties are available and ready to be picked.
Some varieties of apples are good for eating, some are better for cooking, but they are all low in calories and good sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. This season, consider going apple picking with friends and family to help increase you activity level.
Please enjoy the following delicious Apple Crisp recipe:
(Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens)
5 cups pared and sliced cooking apples
2 Tbsp. sugar substitute, such as Splenda
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup sugar substitute, such as Splenda
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. apple pie spice
3 Tbsp. butter
For filling: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar substitute, lemon juice and apple pie spice. Place in a 2-quart square baking dish.
For topping: Combine oats, sugar substitute, flour and apple pie spice. Cut butter into the mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over filling.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the apples are tender and the topping is golden brown.
Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings.
Nutritional Facts (based on 1/2 cup serving)
2g dietary fiber
2g saturated fat