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Apple Pecan Crisp

Apple-Pecan-Crisp1 When the air is cool and crisp, it puts me in the mood for a comforting, fall dessert.  And what ingredient is better in a fall dessert than apples?!  This recipe pairs tart granny smiths with crunchy pecans, hearty oats and a hint of sweetness.  Apple Pecan Crisp will surely satisfy even the heartiest of appetites! What’s even cooler is that I almost always have these ingredients in my kitchen cabinet – Which means that when I am in the mood for this dessert, I can toss it together and into the oven in no time! Apple-Pecan-Crisp2 To get started, preheat the oven to 375°F.  Combine the apple slices, flour, 1 Tbsp. cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar in a bowl and work with your hands until the apples are evenly coated. {I like to keep the skin on the apples because it gives a boost of fiber and texture to the dish.}  Place the mixture in a greased pie dish. Apple-Pecan-Crisp3 To make the topping, combine oats, pecan, vanilla extract, melted butter, brown sugar and remaining cinnamon.  Toss to combine.  Top apple mixture with oat/pecan crumble topping. {Is there anything better than oats + pecans + butter + brown sugar?  I can’t think of anything… :)}  Bake for 20 minutes, or until apples are soft and topping is crisp {pun intended}. Apple-Pecan-Crisp4 Okay, I am super hungry for Appley-Oatey-Brown Sugary-Pecany-Goodness {those are technical cooking terms, if you’re curious}, so I am going to go ahead and dig in!  You should, too! Apple-Pecan-Crisp5

Apple Pecan Crisp

  Ingredients: 3 granny smith apples, with skins, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. cinnamon, divided 1 tsp. nutmeg 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar ¾ cup old-fashioned oats ½ cup pecans, chopped 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 2 Tbsp. butter, melted 2 Tbsp. brown sugar   Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine the apple slices, flour, 1 Tbsp. cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar in a bowl. Place in a greased round pie dish.
  3. Combine oats, pecans, vanilla extract, melted butter and brown sugar in the bowl. Top apple mixture with oat/pecan mixture.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until apples are soft and topping is crispy.

  Yield: 8 servings Per Serving*: Calories 180, Total Fat 9g (Saturated 2.5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 25mg, Total Carbohydrate 25g (Dietary Fiber 4, Sugars 14g), Protein 2g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

Julie Andrews is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with Festival Foods and is certified by the state of WI.


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