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Apple crisp is already pretty healthy when you compare it to cakes, cookies, and brownies.

It’s loaded with fruit, and the topping typically has oats for added fiber. 

Since this has a lot less sugar than regular apple crisp, I suggest using sweet apples, like Fuji or Honeycrisp, as the more tart apples will stand out more without the added sugar. 

The other major substitution in this is the use of light butter or margarine. Since this doesn’t need to rise, it doesn’t need full-fat butter. 

It’s just to help bind the topping ingredients, so you could even use coconut oil if you wanted to, making this vegan to boot.

WEIGHT WATCHERS APPLE CRISP

Weight Watchers Apple Crisp

Autumn is the perfect time of year to make apple crisp for dessert and it also makes your house smell amazing. Regular Apple Crisp has a lot of butter and lots of extra added sugar to it. This lightened up WW version still has those two ingredients but with less butter and sugar than what normal apple crisp recipes call for. Don’t think you can have apple crisp on WW? Dessert like apple crisp in moderation is the key to being able to succeed at weight loss but still satisfy your cravings without feeling guilty about it after eating it.

This recipe was recently updated with new pictures on 9/28/2020. It also includes new recipe tips and tricks to help you get the best apple crisp recipe.

RECIPE TIPS AND TRICKS

Apples: Want to know what the best type of apples are for apple crisp? Literally any apple you find at the grocery store is good. But, the best apples to use are either Honey Crisp or Granny Smith Apples.

The apples do not need to be peeled for apple crisp.

Streusel ingredients for apple crisp include flour, oats (do not use quick cooking) sugar, and spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Butter helps combine the topping ingredients and creates the crunchy streusel topping.

Toppings ideas: Instead of adding ice cream to the top of apple crisp, try adding some Whipped Topping to it instead. I’ve been loving the Friendly Farms Maple and Vanilla whipped topping that you can get at Aldi lately.

Ginger can be left out and is optional.

After baking, if the topping still looks dry wait for it to set a couple of minutes before eating.

Leftovers: Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. If it lasts that long. 🙂 To reheat add leftovers to microwave safe dish and let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes in the microwave.

HOW TO MAKE APPLE CRISP

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F Spray a shallow 1-1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. To make the topping, combine the 1/2 cup flour, the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Use a fork or your hands to mix the oats and flour mixture with butter together. Add the water and firmly press mixture to form clumps. If the topping still looks dry add up to 2 tablespoons of water. 
  3. To make the filling, mix the granulated sugar, the 2 tablespoons flour, the nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl. Add the apples and vanilla; mix well. Transfer to the baking dish. Sprinkle the topping over the filling. Bake until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden, 55 – 60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

INGREDIENTS

Crumb Topping 

1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 Tbsp

1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not instant)

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 pinch salt

3 tablespoons light butter

1 teaspoon water

Apple Filling 

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 pinch ground cloves

3 lbs apples 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F Spray a shallow 1-1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. To make the topping, combine the 1/2 cup flour, the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Use a fork or your hands to mix the oats and flour mixture with butter together. Add the water and firmly press mixture to form clumps. If the topping still looks dry add up to 2 tablespoons of water. 
  3. To make the filling, mix the granulated sugar, the 2 tablespoons flour, the nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl. Add the apples and vanilla; mix well. Transfer to the baking dish. Sprinkle the topping over the filling. Bake until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden, 55 – 60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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