This recipe is from the September/October 2009 Weight Watchers magazine. Now you can have your crisp and eat it too. :) This is Weight Watchers version of the all-American favorite. Less fat and calories, but still has all the taste of a great apple crisp. Points Value: 3 PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS 6 POINTS ON THE NEW WEIGHT WATCHERS SYSTEM
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 Tbsp
- 1⁄2 cup old fashioned oats (not instant)
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 tablespoons light stick butter, diced
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- 3 lbs golden delicious apples or 3 lbs jonathan apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375°F Spray a shallow 1-1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
- To make the topping, combine the 1/2 cup flour, the oats, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. With a pastry blender or 2 knives used scissor-fashion, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the water and firmly press mixture to form clumps.
- 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.
This is very yummy. I made it for my weight watchers group. Crafty Lady stated it was 3 points (in 2009) but with the new Points Plus system it actually worked out to be 6 points when I plugged in the nutrional data on the calculator. Still, it was enjoyed by all but we just took smaller portions.
I tried this and it was delicious, thank you for the recipe..the rich taste but I am a diabetic so I substituted the regular sugar for Splenda. It tasted the same as if I used regular sugar...I rate this apple crisp 4 stars... Thank You again
Yum! My family loved this. I prefer fruit desserts that aren't so heavy on the fat and sugar, so even though I wasn't looking for a "diet dessert," this was perfect for us. The topping was very nice. Used three pounds of beat up apples from my crisper, none of which were the varieties stated. Made sure to cut them very thinly, and used an 11x7 (2 qt) baking dish which was the perfect size. Used regular butter. Added about 20 minutes to the baking time. I'm not a nutmeg fan and almost left it out but glad I didn't. The combination of spices is very nice, and none of them are overwhelming. Wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for sharing the recipe!