Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Weight Watchers' Apple Crisp

This serves only two, so make sure to multiply accordingly. It's a tasty little autumn treat that's quick to put together and will cost you 227 calories, according to my Weight Watchers Quick and Easy Menu Cookbook.
1/2 lb. apples, pared and sliced thin (about two small apples)
1 1/2 t. lemon juice
1 T. water
1 t. honey
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
2 t. margarine (I used butter)
2 graham crackers (2 1/2-inch squares), made into crumbs (I used crushed macaroons, left over from my Julia Child pear dessert)
Preheat oven to 375. Toss apples with lemon juice and put in small baking dish. Add water, honey, and cinnamon, and mix well. Dot the top with butter or margarine, and sprinkle over the crumbs. Bake about 30 minutes, until apples are soft.
OK. Two down. A few more apples to go.
What are some of your favorite ways to eat up those autumn apples?

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Blogger grace said...

apple crisp, apple pie, apple cake, apple cobbler. applesauce, apple butter, apple jelly. i love apples, and i love this lighter version of a classic!

November 5, 2009 at 5:23 AM  
Blogger Flat Creek Farm said...

Yay! A WW recipe! Thanks for this post. Hmmm, my favorite has to be apple pie. -Tammy

November 5, 2009 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Apple fritters. Mmmmmmm!

November 5, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Berji's domain said...

I just made a couple batches of applesauce. But we have also been having apples with almond butter for an afternoon snack. And we put a couple in our morning smoothies, so we never have to worry about what to do with apples. We go through about 4-5 a day! (And today I am making Apple Sticky Buns.)

November 5, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger DarcyLee said...

Apple crisp is my family's favorite but has lots of butter and sugar in it, so we get it for special occasions. My mom used to make fried apples: melt butter in a skillet, add apples, some brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook until apples are tender. Delicious! I also make unsweetened applesauce that I use in recipes or just to eat with a little cinnamon on top.

November 5, 2009 at 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Faith said...

What a great recipe! I love how healthy it is. I recently made applesauce, apple butter, baked apples, grilled cheddar with apple, soup with apple and cheddar (may sound strange, but it was delish!), apple pastries...and I try to eat one a day so that helps use them up! ;)

November 5, 2009 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

ooooh, i love the graham crackers on top, great recipe!

November 5, 2009 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

LOL, send some my way! :)

November 5, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Yum! I love all these apple ideas. I am inspired :)

November 5, 2009 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Karenpie said...

Hi Lynn! A santoku is a Japanese chef's knife. I love the weight and the way it feels in my hand. It's the only knife I use, even though I have a knife block full of parers, boners, filleters, blah blah blah. Next time you're in Bed, Bath and Beyond check it out! I'll email the pom. martini recipe. They were strong and they were awesome!

November 5, 2009 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Cool, Karenpie. Thanks :)

November 5, 2009 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger NKP said...

Yup, I love apple season!
Pork chops and apples, apples in cole slaw, in tuna salad, muffins, on pancakes...
Yum! I am glad you used real butter, margarine is a little sketchy.

November 6, 2009 at 5:17 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Mmmmm, Natashya, apples in cole slaw -- neat idea :)

November 6, 2009 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger Berji's domain said...

Hi Lynn,
We have daily smoothies, apples are our usual base.2-3 apples, 'flavor fruit' (whatever is in season we usually do a variety of fruits), yogurt. Blend. Pour out my portion. Add banana. Blend. Pour out DH & DD's portions. :)
I will post the Apple Sticky Bun recipe after we get back- they tasted VERY good and were really easy to make.

November 6, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Yummm... apple crisp, a huge personal favorite of mine. I eat it year round. Great to find a recipe that serves 2, This sounds very, very good!!!

November 7, 2009 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love macaroons! I make a lot of crisps and I'll have to try those or the graham crackers one day.


November 7, 2009 at 6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I put apples in chicken, tuna salad and cole slaw. I love apples raw with low fat cheese. I do sauted apples too, just slice them very thing. Blessings

November 7, 2009 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Moore Minutes said...

Apple cake is a favorite of mine. :) Thank you for this post though! I have been wanting (actually NEEDING!) to do Weight Watchers for awhile now. This is excellent motivation.

PS I just read your "how to" on those jar lids you did and I LOVE it!

November 8, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Mini Baker said...

YAY for weight watchers, slimming recipes! I just found your blog and I'm so excited I did! You've got some delicious recipes!! I'll be checking back often!
-Mini Baker :)

November 9, 2009 at 6:05 PM  
Anonymous Juliana said...

Oh! Sounds apple desserts :-)

November 10, 2009 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Berji's Domain, I had an apple smoothie today, per your directions, and added frozen pineapple and plain yogurt. It was yummy. Thanks for the great idea :) And I am eagerly awaiting your apple sticky bun recipe.

November 10, 2009 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I love apple crisp. I have some topping on my counter. Have been meaning to get to it. Good reminder!

November 11, 2009 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Thanks, {L}, for your kind words about the jar lids. I hope if you make them you'll come back and tell us how they turned out :)

November 13, 2009 at 6:29 PM  
Anonymous tasteofbeirut said...

Fantastic recipe! I will make it for my daughter!

December 4, 2009 at 5:57 AM  
Blogger NJenn said...

I just stumbled upon your page after I googled toaster oven apple crisp and I gave it a shot. Great idea! I just basically threw together a bunch of apple crisp stuff, like you did, with chayote... came out awesome. :) good job.

August 7, 2010 at 8:39 PM  

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