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Apple Crisp

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service. This recipe provides fiber from the apples and whole-grain oatmeal. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the approximate cost of this recipe is $2.20, or 28 cents per serving.


  • 4 to 5 medium apples*
  • 1/4 c. quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 c. margarine or butter

*You can substitute cherries, pears, peaches or plums for apples.


Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Grease the bottom and side of an 8- or 9-inch square pan. Rinse the apples, then remove the cores. Slice the apples. Spread the sliced apples on the bottom of the pan. Cut the margarine or butter into small pieces and put in a medium-sized bowl. Add the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Using two knives, cut the margarine or butter into the mixture until the mixture looks like small crumbs. Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the apples. Bake for about 20 minutes.

Makes eight servings.

Per serving: 160 calories, 6 grams (g) fat, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g of fiber and 50 milligrams of sodium

Filed under: desserts, bake, foodwise, fruits
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