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Category: Desserts

Baked Apple Crunch

Baked Apple Crunch
Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Apple crisp is an easy, satisfying dessert. But if you don't watch out, it can be full of fat and calories. For this version, which I call a crunch, I used about half the butter called for in similar recipes ... Read more

Total time: 45 minutes | Serves 8
  • 6 cups peeled, sliced apples (about 4 apples)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut into pieces, plus more for greasing
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal

Step 1Toss together apples and lemon juice to coat slices. Stir in 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Spoon apples into lightly buttered 8-inch-square baking dish.

Step 2Combine flour, oatmeal, remaining brown sugar and cinnamon. Using your fingers, work butter into oat mixture until evenly blended. Spoon crunch topping evenly over apples.

Step 3Bake at 375 degrees until apples are tender and topping is lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Cool slightly, then serve.

Each serving:
210 calories; 59 mg sodium; 16 mg cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 38 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 2.63 grams fiber.
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