5 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 ready-made piecrust (9" diameter)
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, ground in a blender or food processor
2 tablespoons whole grain pastry flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Combine the apples, sugar, all-purpose flour, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a large bowl. Place in the crust.
3. Combine the oats, pastry flour, brown sugar, and remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add the margarine and stir until crumbs form. If needed, add some warm water to help crumbs adhere. Sprinkle evenly over the apples.
4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the filling is bubbling and the topping is browned.
For the healthiest version of this recipe, opt for a frozen whole wheat crust and thaw as the package directs before using. Available at health food stores or in the natural food section of your market, these crusts have more fiber than traditional ones and are usually prepared with nonhydrogenated oil—an added benefit for weight loss.
Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories 247.1 cal
Fat 10.2 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 133.2 mg
Carbohydrates 37.4 g
Total Sugars 17.9 g
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Protein 2.4 g
Courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.