Weight Watchers Apple Crisp is the perfect treat for a cool, fall day. Full of apples, oats, and spices…this Weight Watchers recipe always evokes memories of my childhood. This makes a full pan of dessert so the whole family can enjoy it.
WHAT IS APPLE CRISP?
Not everyone grows up eating apple crisp.
Apple crisp is an apple dessert that has a streusel-type topping. It is usually baked or made in the slow cooker. The topping will typically contain oats and sugars and cinnamon.
There are many variations of apple crisp. It is a great way to use up extra apples and I feel like it is easier to make than apple pie.
WHAT KIND OF APPLES ARE USED IN APPLE CRISP?
A common question people ask when making apple crisp, apple pie, or any other apple dessert is…what kind of apples do you use?
The answer is…it depends! It really depends on what YOU like.
Firm and crisp apples tend to make delicious apple pies and apple crisps. I love to use Granny Smith or Honey Crisp. Some people like to use Golden Delicious.
I think any variety will turn out well. Use what you have or what is on sale! Try it out using different varieties each time and decide which one you think tastes best and let us know in the comments.
MAKE HOMEMADE APPLE PIE SPICE
If you don't keep apple pie spice on hand, no worries. It is very easy to whip up a batch of apple pie spice using spices you probably do have in the cabinet.
Mix these spices together and you will have the apple pie spice you need for this Weight Watchers Apple Crisp:
- 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground Ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground Nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground Cloves.
INGREDIENTS FOR WW APPLE CRISP
Making this apple crisp Weight Watchers friendly doesn't mean it won't taste good. This WW-friendly version is delicious and has all the important parts of traditional apple crisp.
- Quick Cooking Oats
- Apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, divided
- Ground Apple Pie Spice
- Unsweetened Applesauce
- Non-Aerosol Cooking Spray
HOW TO MAKE WEIGHT WATCHERS APPLE CRISP
The hardest part of making apple desserts is peeling and coring the apples. Thank goodness for kitchen tools that make this easier!
STEP ONE: PREPARE APPLES
Preheat the oven to 350°F and very lightly grease a 7 x 11 baking dish with non-aerosol cooking spray.
Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples.
Layer the apple slices in the bottom of the baking dish. Now add 2 tablespoons of Splenda brown sugar blend and 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice to the apple slices. Mix well this together well in the baking dish.
STEP TWO: TOPPING
In a separate bowl, combine the oats, applesauce, remaining 2 tablespoons of Splenda brown sugar blend, and 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice. Mix these together well.
Spread the oat mixture evenly over the apple slices in the baking dish.
STEP THREE: BAKE
Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden and the apples are soft.
Serve this delicious Weight Watchers apple crisp warm with a dollop of low-fat ice cream or light whipped topping.
WEIGHT WATCHERS APPLE CRISP POINTS
If you are following the Weight Watchers program this is a great dessert to eat. It is lower in sugar and points than other varieties of apple crisps out there.
Divide the pan of WW apple crisp into 8 equal portions. Each portion is a serving.
There are only 2 points per serving for all three myWW plans!
WEIGHT WATCHERS APPLE CRISP RECIPE
You can get the complete ingredients and instructions for this lower-sugar apple crisp recipe via the recipe card below.
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Weight Watchers Apple Crisp is a healthier way to make an apple dessert. This is low in points but not low in flavor.
Preheat the oven to 350F and very lightly grease a 7×11 baking dish with non-aerosol cooking spray.
Peel, core and thinly slice the apples.
Layer the apples slices in the bottom of the baking dish.
Add 2 tablespoons of Splenda brown sugar blend and 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice to the apple slices. Mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine the oats, applesauce, remaining 2 tablespoons of Splenda brown sugar blend and 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice. Mix well.
Spread the oat mixture evenly over the apple slices.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden and the apple filling is soft.
Serve warm with a dollop of low-fat ice-cream or light whipped topping, if desired.
If following the Weight Watchers plan: divide the pan into 8 equal portions. Each portion is a serving. There are 2 points for green, blue, and purple plans for each serving. If you add any toppings you will need to figure those points into the total.
If you loved this healthier WW dessert recipe…be sure to try these others out too:
- Weight Watchers Pumpkin Pie Tarts
- WW Triple Berry Crisp
- Weight Watchers Mini Pecan Pies
- WW Banana Bread
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