Grandma's apple crisp

Heart Smart Low Sodium

Apples and oats have soluble fiber which can help to lower your cholesterol.


3/4 cup apple juice
20 packets (5 teaspoons) sugar substitute, divided
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
4 cups sliced, peeled apples (such as Fuji)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 dashes ground allspice
4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup flaked coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine apple juice, 12 packets (about 3 teaspoons) sugar substitute, cornstarch and grated lemon peel.
  3. Add peeled apples and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until juice is thickened and apples begin to lose their crispness (about 5 minutes).
  4. Meanwhile, combine flour, remaining sugar substitute and spices in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and coconut.
  5. Arrange apples in an 8-by-8-inch pan. Sprinkle crispy topping over apples.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes or until topping is browned and apples are tender.
  7. Serve warm.

Makes 6 servings

Recipe contains: wheat, milk, coconut, (may also contain phenylalanine) 

Carb choices per serving: 2

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Heart Healthy Recipes, nutr-ahc-93462
First Published: 03/01/2005
Last Reviewed: 11/19/2014

Try Cortland, Fuji or Granny Smith apples in this recipe. They’re great for baking!

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