Welcome to the 30 club Hubby. Hope you had a wonderful, fun-filled day!
I just have a simple recipe for you today, an autumn-inspired one. I was surprised to see someone selling apples at the farmer’s market. I LOVE fresh picked apples. They remind me of fall and apple orchards. I bought a big bag of apples and got to work peeling and cutting.
Some day I’m going to get one of those fancy apple peeler thingys like my mom has. That would make it so much easier to make pie and crisps. However, our place is so small it would just take up space until I use it once or twice a year.
So here is the recipe, which I found on Skinnytaste.com. Great website that tweaks recipes to make them healthier. This one uses agave nectar instead of white sugar with the apples. You still have to have a little brown sugar for the crisp, just wouldn’t be the same.
For the Filling:
- 5 medium apples, peeled and diced
- 1.5 oz raisins (small box)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 3 tsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
For the Topping:
- 1 cup Quaker quick rolled oats
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar (not packed)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup (half stick) butter, melted
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine apples, raisins, cinnamon, agave nectar and lemon juice in large bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch. Toss until fruit is coated. Place fruit in an ungreased baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients. Sprinkle over fruit. Bake about 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender.Serve with a scoop of low fat ice cream or fat free frozen yogurt. Enjoy!!
I did not add raisins, since I didn’t have any, and I used whole wheat flour instead of cornstarch. I also used less butter, only about 2 tablespoons. It made the crumble part pretty crumbly, but still tasted good.
I think I made this on a day during which it rained, so it had cooled down a little. That’s the only way I will turn on the oven. Or if I have extra frozen cookie dough in my freezer that needs to get used up. :)
Have a great weekend- congrats Bill and Ann!