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Low cal Apple Crisp


By Lori


MMMM>… I just read G19’s blog about an apple cake that would put me in a diabetic coma…but you know just might be worth it!! (just kidding) Here’s an attempt to stop my craving for sweets. I just trick myself into thinking it’s decadent!!
I bought some sweet apples for cooking( Lobo or Empire) just 2 or 3, if they’re very large two will do! (enough to produce about a cup of cooked apple) and pared them into apple wedges, then I put them on the heat in a sauce pan and let them get juicy with a small slice of ginger root for flavour …(no moisture,no sugar, just the apples in their own juice and the ginger root) when softened and cooked add the tiniest spritz of fresh squeezed lemon juice, remove the ginger root, and set them aside. Meanwhile….
In the bottom of a shallow baking dish or glass pie plate I mix just enough graham wafer crumbs to cover the bottom of the pan, with about a teaspoon of olivina margarine, combine and press into the bottom of the dish. next layer is the cooked apples.
Chop walnuts, almonds, pistachios, or pecans…(just enough to cover the top of the apples) any combination or just one type..whatever you have.
add a teaspoon of flax seeds, poppy seeds, and a dab of margarine and two tablespoons of flour. Mix it all together with your fingers to make a type of streusel (without the sugar)If you like spice you can add a small grating of nutmeg, some cinnamon, or a very light hit of ground cloves…(or combo of all three)… Spread it over the apples and put it in the oven at about 350 Deg. F. until the apples are hot and bubbly and the nuts and seeds nicely toasted.
Remove from oven and dust with about 1 tbsp. of Splenda.

If you can stand to wait…(and I seldom can) …Allow to cool.

I like it warm with milk or cream…but DreamWhip works. Don’t like the refrigerated frozen whipped toppings as they taste like soap. LOL.

I make sure to make it when there will be no leftovers…cause if there are I’ll eat every scrap!

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lori, this looks good! Can you give me a clue what Graham Wafer crumbs might be in Scotland? you know, is there something that I might be able to substitute for them? Thanks though, I'd like to give it a try!

25 Sep, 2010


Check out Honey Maid graham wafers from Nabisco is what I use... They were invented by a vegetarian, and presbyterian minister named Graham (what else?) in the U.S. in the 1830's. Essentially it is a whole wheat cracker sweetened with honey. Some amusing reading here for you Karen...enjoy. try a search for: Who invented the graham cracker?

25 Sep, 2010


Hm....whole weat and honey....have to give it some thought! thanks!

25 Sep, 2010


Sounds lovely Lori will have to try this one in the future will save to my favourites.

25 Sep, 2010


THanks Sixpence...It's nice and sweet tasting...with lots of bulk to it. And with only a small portion you can satisfy the sweet tooth, get your roughage and still feel like you've had a treat, and cut back on saturates and sugars. It's a good thing! lol.

26 Sep, 2010


Sounds good I'll have to try it. Thanks.

26 Sep, 2010


sounds good lori,, will try when i get chance ;o))

26 Sep, 2010


Thank you Lori x

26 Sep, 2010


You're welcome!!

28 Sep, 2010


This recipe sounds very interesting, would have to swap one or two of the ingredients as I have never heard of the wafers either.

2 Oct, 2010

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