Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
10 servings

The combination of oats, whole wheat pastry flour and walnuts makes the topping taste a little like a granola bar. This dish can be made ahead and warmed in a 250º oven while you eat dinner. It's great served with low-fat vanilla ice cream.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

To prepare filling, combine apples and next 7 ingredients (apples through dash of salt). Spoon apple mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

Step 3

To prepare topping, combine oats and remaining ingredients. Sprinkle over apple mixture. Cover with foil; bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 20 minutes or until topping is crisp and juices are thick and bubbly.

Ratings & Reviews

sallycat's Review

November 27, 2008
The fruit filling was fine, but I didn't like the topping. It was soft and bready rather than crisp and crumbly. The topping was also not sweet enough for my tastes.

amy987's Review

January 28, 2009
No, not that great. If I were to make it again, I would cut the butter in and make the topping crumbly. That way I should be able to spread the topping over the apples easier and maybe they wouldn't be so thick and clumpy. The apples were good though.

Margareta's Review

September 25, 2010
Delicious with the following changes: I used dried cranberries instead of fresh in the filling. For the topping, I substituted 1c. chopped pecans for the walnuts, substituted 1/2 c. brown sugar for the maple syrup, increased the butter to 1/2 c. and melted it before I added it to the crumb mixture, and eliminated the vanilla. That made the topping more crumbly and less like cake batter.

kboness's Review

October 20, 2012

davidslori's Review

July 08, 2009
Outstanding! We are turning into health nuts, and that's what I love about this recipe, it is such a healthier way to have dessert. My whole family raved this dessert; I've even eaten for breakfast over greek yogurt. I'm not a fan of crisp's desserts, but this recipe made a lover out of me! I recommend wholeheartedly!!

rstarrlemaitre's Review

February 22, 2012
I actually really liked the topping, contrary to other raters. It was crisp on top but stayed chewy on the underside against the fruit, and had the flavor of a granola bar. Add in the warm cooked fruit and it was like eating a fresh-baked granola bar instead of store-packaged one! Perhaps not quite special enough for company, but definitely great after a weeknight dinner. I liked it a la mode with vanilla ice cream.

ChereF's Review

February 01, 2015
Simple and tasty dessert. Easy to make.