Warm and fruity, this seemingly familiar apple crisp is spiked with sweet and tangy dried cherries. Fresh or dried, cherries contain impressive amounts of antioxidants, as well as soluble fiber and potassium. Ounce for ounce, dried cherries are higher in nutrients than their fresh counterparts, but they also have more calories. So it’s best to enjoy them in moderation, as you will here.
- 1 spray(s) cooking spray
to coat baking dish
- 1/4 cup(s) cherries, dried
- 1/2 cup(s) oats, old-fashioned
- 1/2 cup(s) vegetable oil spread, butter-flavored
- 1/2 cup(s) flour, whole-wheat pastry
MAKE-AHEAD: Crisp can be made up to 1 day in advance. Cool completely in the baking dish, then cover and refrigerate. Heat through in a 325°F oven before serving.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9" by 13" baking dish with cooking spray.
Place cherries and 1/2 cup water in a bowl and soak cherries until ready to use.
Meanwhile, combine oats, vegetable oil spread, 1/4 cup of the flour, 1/4 cup of the sugar substitute, and 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon in a medium bowl; stir until mixture is crumbly.
Toss apples and lemon juice together in a large bowl. Add remaining 1/4 cup flour, 2 tablespoons sugar substitute, and remaining 1 tablespoon cinnamon; stir to combine.
Makes 12 (1-cup) servings
Place apples in baking dish. Pour cherries and soaking water over apple mixture; toss gently to combine. Sprinkle oat topping evenly over fruit. Bake until apples are tender, about 40 minutes. Serve warm.