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Winter Crisp

A tart and tangy fruit dessert that’s just perfect on a cold winter night.

Recipe Source: Stay Young At Heart


For filling:

½ C sugar
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp grated lemon peel
¾ tsp lemon juice
5 C apples, unpeeled, sliced
1 C cranberries

For topping:

⅔ C rolled oats
⅓ C brown sugar, packed
¼ C whole-wheat flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp soft margarine, melted

calories 284
Total fat 6 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 56 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 °F.

  • 2
    To prepare the filling: In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, flour, and lemon peel. Mix well. Add the lemon juice, apples, and cranberries; stir to mix. Spoon into a 6-cup baking dish.

  • 3
    To prepare the topping: In a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, whole-wheat flour, and cinnamon. Add the melted margarine; stir to mix.

  • 4
    Sprinkle the topping over the filling. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the top is brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tip: To make a Summer Crisp variation, prepare as directed, substituting 4 C fresh or unsweetened frozen (thawed) peaches and 3 C fresh or unsweetened frozen (unthawed) blueberries for the apples and cranberries.

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