Winter Crisp

Only 1 tablespoon of margarine is used to make the crumb topping of this tart and tangy fruit dessert that is cholesterol free and low sodium.

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Ingredients

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. lemon peel, grated
  • 3/4 tsp. lemon juice
  • 5 cups apples, unpeeled, sliced
  • 1 cup cranberries

Topping:

  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. soft margarine, melted

Directions

To prepare filling, in a medium bowl combine sugar, flour, and lemon peel; mix well. Add lemon juice, apples, and cranberries; stir to mix. Spoon into a 6-cup baking dish.

To prepare topping, in a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add melted margarine; stir to mix.

Sprinkle topping over filling. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for approximately 40-50 minutes or until filling is bubbly and top is brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Variation: Summer Crisp:

Prepare as directed, substituting 4 cups fresh or unsweetened frozen (thawed) peaches and 3 cups fresh or unsweetened frozen (unthawed) blueberries for apples and cranberries. If frozen, thaw peaches completely (do not drain). Do not thaw blueberries before mixing or they will be crushed.

Yield: 6 servings--Serving Size: 1-3/4-inch by 2-inch piece

By NHLBI

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