This delicious apple crisp is made with minimal amounts of butter and sugar. Sweet, gooey and crunchy, it’s the perfect healthy fall dessert.
I prefer to use Fuji apples in this apple crisp recipe, because they bake well, and are sweeter than Granny Smith apples, allowing me to use less added sugar.
- 3 large (7-8 oz each) Fuji apples, peeled, cored and sliced into ½-inch-thick slices
- ¼ cup (packed) brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup rolled oats (not instant oats)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Layer the apple slices in a square 9-inch baking dish, in one or two layers.
- In a medium bowl, using a fork, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, oats, butter and vanilla. Using a spatula, pour the mixture over the apples, spreading evenly.
- Bake 30 minutes, until topping is golden and crunchy and apples are fork-tender. Gently stir to evenly coat the apples in the melted sugar that has accumulated in the bottom of the pan. Serve immediately.