Apple Cranberry Walnut Crisp

We don't always do healthy recipes here at Easy Desserts, but this one is definately a healthy choice. High-fiber, low-calorie, and full of vitamins, oats are a boon to any dish. Another plus for this recipe is that it can be made ahead and warmed in a 250ยบ oven while you eat dinner. It's great served with low-fat vanilla ice cream.


9 cups peeled, sliced Gala apples (about 3 pounds)
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup apple cider or juice
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of salt

1 cup regular oats
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare the filling by combining apples and next 7 ingredients (apples through dash of salt). Spoon apple mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

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