Apple Crisp

The reward for slicing the apples is the warm, delicious taste of this dessert.

Serves 6


cutting board
measuring cups
large mixing bowl
1-quart pan
small, sharp knife
measuring spoons
wire rack
long-handled wooden spoon
8-inch square baking dish or pan


Apple mixture:
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
7 apples
2 tablespoons lemon juice, bottled or fresh
1 tablespoon whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

3 tablespoons tub margarine
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Pour the oil into a baking dish and spread it around with your fingers or with a napkin. Set the dish aside.

3. To make the apple mixture, wash the apples and remove the stems. Slice each apple into quarters and remove the core and seeds. Cut the apples into thin slices, about 4 to 5 slices for each quarter.

4. In a large bowl, combine the apples, lemon juice, flour, and cinnamon. Using a wooden spoon, stir and toss this mixture for about 2 minutes. When this is thoroughly mixed, place it in the prepared baking dish. Rinse and dry the wooden spoon.

5. To make the topping, melt the margarine in a pan over low heat. Remove from the heat and add the flour, oats, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Using the wooden spoon, stir to combine (about 20 times).

6. Sprinkle the oat mixture over the apples in the baking dish.

7. Put your oven mitts on, open the oven door, and place the baking dish in the middle of the center rack. Set your timer for 50 minutes. Let the apple crisp cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes before serving.

Per serving: Calories: 257; Total Fat: 7.3 grams (1.7 teaspoons); Saturated Fat: 1.4 grams; Sodium: 71 milligrams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams.

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