It didn't quite have the stick-to-your-bones dessert flavor that I was hoping for, but that taste generally comes with massive amounts of butter and calories, so at the end of the day its a very tasty healthy dessert. I subbed walnuts for almonds as that was all I had on hand.
I didn't have any tart apples, and it would have been better with a tart apple. I needed to make a bit more of the topping than the recipe called for. The second topping I made with pecans instead of almonds which tasted great. I liked it because I was craving a baked apple taste on a cold Sunday, and my husband liked it because it wasn't very sweet. I served mine with some fat-free dessert topping and that gave it some creaminess that I desired. I will make again.