Nutrition Tip of the Week

Nutrition Tip of the Week

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe Series - Lightened Up Apple Crisp

By: Samantha McCarthy MS, RD/LDN

My final recipe for Thanksgiving is, of course, dessert. We canít forget about the most important course right? If you are like me, Iím not a huge pie person. Traditional Thanksgiving desserts just donít do it for me. If Iím going to have to dessert, it better be something worth my calories. This Lightened Up Apple Crisp recipe from Spark Recipes is definitely worth my calories. Iím not a big sweets person (I love salt though), but this dessert hits the spot for me. Itís not too heavy after a large Thanksgiving meal, but feels indulgent. On top of that, itís easy! Enjoy :)

Lightened-Up Apple Crisp

Minutes to Prepare: 10

Minutes to Cook: 30

Number of Servings: 9


  • 3 medium baking apples, cored, sliced thin

  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon

  • 2 Tbsp. sugar

  • 2 Tbsp. flour


  • 1 cup quick oats

  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

  • ľ cup brown sugar

  • 2 Tbsp. butter


  1. Mix first four ingredients and place into 9-inch (square or round) baking dish.

  2. In small bowl, mix topping ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle topping over the apples.

  3. Bake at 325 degrees until apples are soft and topping is golden brown (about 30 minutes).



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