Happy Food Day! Yes, Food Day – an annual nationwide celebration and movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Much more info here, plus get a free Food Day e-cookbook here with recipes from top chefs, including this one for Apple Crisp from registered dietician, Ellie Krieger, host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite. Enjoy!
Adapted from Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy by Ellie Krieger
Makes 8 servings
INGREDIENTS FOR THE TOPPING
1/ 3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
¼ cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/ 8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 to 2 tablespoons cold water
INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING
3 large Rome or Empire apples (about 1½ pounds)
3 medium Golden Delicious apples (about 1 pound)
3 medium Granny Smith apples (about 1 pound)
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. To make the topping, place the oats, flour, almonds, wheat germ, brown sugar, cinnamon,
nutmeg, and salt in a food processor and process until well combined. Add the butter and oil
and pulse until lumps form. Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough just holds
together when you press it between your fingers. Transfer to a bowl and using your fingers,
press the dough to create several pea-size lumps for texture. Chill until ready to use.
3. To make the filling, leaving the peels on, core and cut the apples into ¼-inch-thick wedges.
Toss the wedges with the lemon juice and maple syrup until well coated. Sprinkle with the
flour and toss until well combined. Spoon the apple mixture into a 3- to 3½-quart shallow
baking dish and sprinkle the dough evenly over the top.
4. Bake in the middle of the oven until bubbling, the apples are tender, and the topping is
golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes.
Per Serving: Calories 280; Total Fat 7 g; Sat Fat 1.5 g; Protein 4 g; Carbs 53 g; Fiber 7 g; Cholesterol 5 mg; Sodium 40 mg.
Recipe reprinted with permission.