Cooking at Home - Apple Pistachio Crisp

Cooking - Home Food Fish Vegetable Fruit Meat - iStocck
Published Saturday, October 6, 2018

Makes:   4 Servings 

Prep time: 1 hour

Fruit-based desserts can contribute to making half your plate fruits and veggies. True to their name, Honeycrisp apples are sweet and crunchy, perfectly delicious raw, but also ideal in baking. And their sweetness lends potential to reducing added sugar, as we did with this apple crisp.

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PICT Apple Pistachio Crisp
Apple Pistachio Crisp. Courtesy USDA Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 3 apples (such as Honeycrisp, cored and cut into 1" chunks and unpeeled)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/2 cup old fashion oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pistachios (unsalted, chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter (melted)

Directions

  1. Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 oF.
  2. Place sliced apples, raisins, and lemon juice in 8" x 8" pan or baking dish; toss.
  3. In a bowl, mix remaining ingredients except melted margarine.
  4. Add melted margarine and mix until texture is consistent. Sprinkle over apple-raisin mixture.
  5. Bake uncovered 45-50 minutes or until apples are tender.

Notes

Serving Suggestion: Serve with an 8 oz. glass of fat-free (skim) milk, 3 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, and 1/2 cup green beans.

Source: Produce for Better Health Foundation

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount

Calories 330 

Total Fat 10 g

Saturated Fat 2 g

Cholesterol 0 

Sodium 60 mg

Total Carbohydrate 60 g

Dietary Fiber 7 g

Total Sugars 25 g

Added Sugars included 9 g

Protein 5 g

Vitamin D 0 

Calcium 47 mg

Iron 2 mg

Potassium 416 mg