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Healthy Cranberry-Apple Crisp Recipe

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Crumbly Cran-Apple Crisp
HG's Crumbly Cran-Apple Crisp

Fruit Crumble > Fruitcake!

Holiday desserts can get a little heavy, it's true. So when you need something that keeps the flavors of the season minus a ton of extra calories and fat grams, this recipe is here for you...

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
Filling
3 cups peeled and chopped Fuji apples (about 3 medium apples)
2 cups cranberries (thawed and drained if frozen)
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt

Topping
1/4 cup light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Dash salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8” X 8” baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, mix apples with cranberries.

In a small bowl, combine remaining filling ingredients. Mix well. Transfer contents of the small bowl to the large bowl, and stir to coat.

Pour filling mixture into the baking pan. Cover pan with foil, and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove pan, but leave oven on.

To make the topping, place butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds, or until melted. Add remaining ingredients, and stir until well mixed.

Remove foil, and evenly distribute topping over the filling.

Bake until fruit is tender and topping is firm, about 20 minutes.

Let cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe (about 2/3 cup)
Calories: 214
Fat: 4g
Sodium: 136mg
Carbs: 43.5g
Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 25g
Protein: 2.5g

PointsPlus® value 6*

HG Alternative: If made with an equal amount of Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated) in place of the granulated white sugar, each serving will have 176 calories, 33.5g carbs, and 13.5g sugars (PointsPlus® value 5*).

Fight it! Cranberry-Apple Crisp, Average
Cranberry-Apple Crisp, Average

Ban This Cran!

Cranberry desserts are everywhere this time of year, and they seem like they'd be smarter choices than brownies and the like. But cranberries themselves are crazy sour. Think of all the sugar it takes to counter that sourness and make the delightfully sweet item you're eating. Just look at those stats -- ho-ho-ho-ly cow! Yup, that's a whole lot of empty calories. And if you're eating a cranberry-apple crisp like the one above, you've got butter, flour, and even more sugar to contend with. Luckily, we've found a great way to balance it all out. We used just enough of each ingredient, including plenty of naturally sweet apples. Yum, yum, yum...

Serving Size: 1 standard serving
Calories: 488
Fat: 17g
Sodium: 183mg
Carbs: 79g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 45g
Protein: 3.5g

PointsPlus® value 13*

 
 

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