Healthy Desserts

VIDEO: Cranberry Apple Crumble Recipe

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By Henry Ford Health System Staff

Eating healthy during the holidays can be such a challenge. No one wants to feel like they are depriving themselves or missing out on a favorite family recipe that only comes out once a year.

This Cranberry Apple Crumble is a simple Heart Smart® dessert that offers those fall and winter flavors we all love — baked apples and tart cranberries — without the extreme amounts of saturated fat and sugar featured in your beloved holiday desserts, like pies and cookies. It’s also a great example of just letting the natural sweetness of the fruit really shine. Here, it’s is enhanced by just the right amount of sugar and a crunchy crumble featuring heart-healthy oats, brown sugar and margarine.

Adding this to your holiday table may just make it the new favorite everyone is requesting next year!

Related topic: 6 Ideas for Healthier Holiday Desserts

Cranberry Apple Crumble

Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients:

Vegetable oil cooking spray
8 cups apples, peeled and sliced (such as McIntosh or Paula Red)
1 cup fresh or frozen whole cranberries
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup dry oatmeal
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons margarine

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray an 11 x 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix apples, cranberries and granulated sugar.  Place apple mixture in prepared pan. In a separate bowl, combine oatmeal, flour and brown sugar and toss to combine. Cut in margarine with a pastry blender or two knives until crumbly. Spoon crumble mixture evenly over apples. Bake 35 to 45 minutes.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 164 Calories; 3 grams Fat; 0 grams Saturated Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 34 mg Sodium; 36 grams Carbohydrates; 3 grams Fiber; 1 gram Protein

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