Apple Crisp

Apple pie, apple crisp, apple anything- that is what I LOVE! When I crave an apple dessert, here are my tips for reducing the calories while keeping it delicious!

  • Forgo a crust

  • Use organic cornstarch to thicken the juices rather than using extra sugar

  • Use clean, healthy oil and organic butter for the crumb topping rather than conventional butter or margarine

  • Use a whole grain flour and oats for the topping

Spiced Apple Crisp

  • 5 large apples, peeled and sliced

  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 2 Tablespoons honey

  • 1 Tablespoon organic cornstarch

  • ¼ cup Orange Juice

Melt the oil over medium heat. Mix together the orange juice and cornstarch until dissolved. Sprinkle cinnamon over the apples and toss to coat. Place the apples in the pan and allow them to cook for about 10 minutes, while stirring every few minutes or so. Add the cornstarch/juice mixture and gently stir apples. Increase heat to medium-high and allow the apples to cook another 5 minutes while continuing to stir often. The cornstarch is a natural thickener so your apples will create a natural syrup.

Place apples in an 8×8 pan. Sprinkle apples with crumb topping and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly.

For the Topping:

  • 1/4 cup whole grain flour

  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned oats

  • 1/3 cup organic sugar

  • 2 Tablespoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 2 Tablespoons organic butter 

  • 2 Tablespoons extra light virgin olive oil

For the topping, mix the ingredients in a medium bowl and work together with your fingers until the ingredients are moist and crumbly.

*If you want a pie, pour the filling into a Wholly Wholesome Pie Crust and bake an additional 10-15 min.