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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 127.4
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 33.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

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Lightened-Up Apple Crisp

Submitted by: JLCROMP
Lightened-Up Apple Crisp

Introduction

This healthy apple crisp recipe is sweet and simple to prepare but uses very little added sugar. This healthy apple crisp recipe is sweet and simple to prepare but uses very little added sugar.
Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    3 medium baking apples, cored, sliced thin
    1 tsp cinnamon
    2 Tbsp sugar
    2 Tbsp flour

    Topping:
    1 cup quick oats
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    2 Tbsp heart-healthy margarine

Directions

Mix first four ingredients and place into 9-inch (square or round) baking dish.

In small bowl, mix topping ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle topping over the apples.

Bake at 325 degrees until apples are soft and topping is golden brown (about 30 minutes).







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  • Incredible!
    118 of 121 people found this review helpful
    Followed recipe exactly and I really liked it! I left the peel on the apples and I'm glad I did! Added a bit of lite cool whip. Update: I like it even better after it is in the fridge a few days! Will DEFINITELY make again very soon! Thank you!!! This has become a staple for me!!! - 9/24/07

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  • Incredible!
    93 of 98 people found this review helpful
    I used Splenda(white and brown sugar) and 5 lg apples.My kids LOVED this..It was easy to make and very yummy..Thank u - 4/15/08

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  • 86 of 88 people found this review helpful
    I love the crunchiness of the oats, and the vanilla is a nice touch. I subbed one Tbsp of honey for 1 Tbsp of sugar, and added 1/2 tsp of allspice. - 9/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    75 of 75 people found this review helpful
    YUM! I just got finished shovelling this into my face. SOO good. I served it over 1/8 cup of cottage cheese and it tasted like a cheese danish! Now, I know what to do with all the apples I picked from my sisters house! Thanks! - 10/28/08

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  • Very Good
    74 of 83 people found this review helpful
    I made this to take to a friend's house for Dessert...it was a hit! I did make a couple changes..... using significantly more apples, SPLENDA, more cinnamon, and omitting the Vanilla. I topped it with Fat Free Cool Whip. YUM! - 3/20/07

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  • Incredible!
    53 of 56 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! I used 4 apples, and added a 1/2 t nutmeg
    This is a definate keeper!!! - 9/2/07

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  • 46 of 47 people found this review helpful
    Great way to reduce the high fat regular apple crisp recipe! I, too, increased the number of apples and used Splenda brown sugar (blend) which calls for half the amount of sugar. Why can't I eat this for breakfast since it's fruit and oats? Yum.... - 11/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    45 of 47 people found this review helpful
    This was very good! It didn't taste diet, so I didn't feel left out of eating dessert with my family. I added 1 pear to the apples. It's cery good for breakfast too. - 1/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    36 of 38 people found this review helpful
    love this added extra apples, can not get enough , I like to add some rubarb to it , add a little tartness and fiber - 7/21/09

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  • Very Good
    36 of 61 people found this review helpful
    I tried this receipe this weekend, however I only used the topping part and I used Cherry pie filling as my base. It was delicious- added a little whip cream. Definitely a keeper and only took about 5 minutes prep and then 25 minutes in the oven. - 11/10/08

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  • 30 of 32 people found this review helpful
    awesome...yes put the flour in with the topping not the apples.... - 11/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    27 of 30 people found this review helpful
    Very good, I substitute whole wheat flour and Splenda to make it South Beach diet friendly. - 3/14/07

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  • Good
    23 of 28 people found this review helpful
    It came out a bit dry. Next time I'll try adding a bit of water to the apple mixture and see how it works. - 2/8/09

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  • Very Good
    21 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I put the flour in the topping, per the other comments. Everything else I did as written & we loved it. My husband had his with ice cream, but I loved it plain! - 10/19/09

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  • Very Good
    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
    A very nearly perfect recipe. I add 1/3 c whole wehat flour to the topping and serve with Stonyfield Lowfat Frozen yogurt (vanilla or caramel) - 4/1/07

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Great Recipe! The only thing I changed was I added 2t of cinnamon into the apple mixture and I used splenda instead of real sugar! - 9/10/09

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  • Very Good
    18 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I have made this recipe numerous times and my family loves it. I'm amazed if it lasts more than a day at our home. - 11/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
    This was the easiest dessert to make and so delicious. I had some light cool whip that I topped it with. I did replace the sugar/brown sugar with Splenda/Twin Brown Sugar and it was pretty much guilt free. - 3/14/07

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  • O.K.
    16 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was okay. It had a good taste, but seemed to be too dry. I noticed some of the other recipes added apple juice or used apple pie filling. Maybe that would help. I will try this again and try a few substitutions. - 4/10/08

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  • Very Good
    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I loved it with FF cool whip - 5/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
    yum! i loved it and its so easy to make! A+++ would bake again - 3/12/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I used Smart Balance light tub margarine and it still turned out good. - 10/19/08

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  • Very Good
    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Serve with a little warm milk and it's GREAT! - 8/21/07

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Made it according to the receipe and LOVED it! - 11/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was great! My husband and I really enjoyed it! - 2/26/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was very good, although the topping is a bit 'dry' and crumbly instead of crisp. But everyone ate it quite happily! I too would add a 4th apple though. - 10/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I dobled the apples and replaced the flour with whole wheat flour, the sugar with Splenda, and the brown sugar with Splenda Brown Sugar Blend. I kept the rest of the recipe the same. This was sooooo good! Sure took care of my sweets craving. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe. - 10/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
    love it used splenda and increase cinnamon to 1 teaspoon. - 3/18/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Made this for some friends who had a baby, incredible taste! Hard to believe so little sugar in the recipe. A KEEPER!!! - 9/29/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I used Granny Smith apples. I didn't have vanilla, but it was ok without it. I made it with gluten-free oats and gluten-free flour mix, and it turned out just fine. I may do as some other posters mentioned and add some apple juice to moisten it up a bit next time. - 4/1/09

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  • Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Although we all enjoyed it, I think I'll use some apple juice or something next time...a bit dry for our liking, but thanks for sharing! - 4/22/08

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe although next time I'll add more apples as several reviewers suggested and also cut the apples into slightly thicker slices. - 10/19/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Really easy to make! I liked it better straight out of the oven than cold. I might like this more with a little cool whip on top. - 12/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Had to sub splenda for sugar for diabetes, but no difference!! Yummers!! - 8/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I made this for an early Valentine dinner!!! - 2/10/09

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  • Good
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Tried this recipe It was good but a little dry, made it again with apple pie filling. - 1/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is so good I had two helpings!Great! - 1/17/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Full of flavor. I did add extra apple. I love my apple. - 1/13/09

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  • O.K.
    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This was good, but the oatmeal didn't make a fine enough crumble for the topping. The flavor was great! If I could make this without the oatmeal topping or use something else for the topping I'd make it again. - 9/16/07

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  • Very Good
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Very good and easy to make. I do miss the extra butter in the topping, but it satisfied my desert craving. - 8/5/07

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This reminds me of the Apple Crisp my mother used to make. Finally a delicious lower fat recipe! Thanks, it's delicious. - 3/29/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good and simple. I motivated it a litte using splenda , more apples and light margarine. Simple and delecious. - 3/20/07

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is perfect for a snowy day stuck inside. I used SPlenda brown sugar and some toasted chopped pecans. - 2/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is great! Easy to make and for someone that has a sweet-tooth like me, you will find it satisfying and not so hard on your nutrition plan. Excellent!!! - 12/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe my kids loved it! - 11/8/09

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    i thought this recipe was great. I would definitely make it again, especially at this time of year when apples are so plentiful. - 10/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
    sounds good. I can share with the group that makes lunch throughout the week. - 9/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I loved this. My husband even liked it. It didn't taste low-cal at all. - 1/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was sooo good. I made it with my friend on Sunday. It's totally gone already. Yum. - 1/21/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I agree that it could use some more apples. I made this with my 4 year old daughter who was craving apple pie. She's usually pretty picky but she gobbled this up quick! - 1/5/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    this recipe was very good - 11/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is GREAT!! We had this for dessert last night. I took a serving to work for breakfast. Good hot or cold. Will certainly make this again. - 10/20/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Delicious recipe! I substituted some of the oats for plain breadcrumbs to change up the texture, and threw a few raisins in there too. Since many complained about dryness, I baked it covered in foil. It still was a touch dry- probably could be done fine with half the oats/breadcrumbs. - 10/7/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The recipe was simple to make, satisfying, and I really like this with the oats. Next time I'll use a sweet apple variety. - 9/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Can I just say OMG! This tasted like apple pie one of my favorites! I topped it with a dollop of fat free cool whip while it was hot and it was amazing! I even had it as a light breakfast! Next time I will try making it with splenda. - 4/28/08

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty recipe. I took the easy out and made it with skin on the apples. My family, nor did I, like it this way. Next time - apple skins are coming off! I added extra cinnamon; it was a wonderful aroma while baking. - 1/27/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It was very simple to take and very good. - 11/6/07

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  • Very Good
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My daughter and I needed something sweet and healthy - this fit the bill. I made this in a 9 inch pie pan and it worked out well. - 10/11/07

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The taste was great - but I would double the number of apples as it was pretty skimpy. - 10/9/07

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    It was easy and very good. I liked the peel on the apple, but DH suggested next time I peel them and it would be more like apple pie. Great cold too. Will make again and again all winter! - 9/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My kids ate it all up! Didn't leave me any for the next day for my lunch. - 6/7/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this, so easy to prepare. - 4/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    all my favorite ingredients and easy to make... - 3/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was so easy to make and so very delicious. - 3/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    very easy and healthy --my family enjoyed it---This is a ""saver"" - 7/17/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good and no cholesterol!!!!! - 12/1/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I think apple needs the flavour of cloves so will add several whole cloves to the apple. - 12/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is so good. I love recipes using apples. This is a keeper!
    I used brown sugar Splenda and whole wheat flour. Fat free Cool Whip on top. Delicious!
    - 11/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    yummy but i also used splenda - 7/30/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Super easy and something everyone enjoyed. I used splenda instead of sugar. I had mine warm with Cool Whip Free. - 7/6/09

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  • Good
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It was OK. I think I am going to try using the topping as a crust, while sprinkling the rest on the top - 5/18/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this. It sounds good. - 1/19/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    A very solid and tasty recipe. :-) - 8/9/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty good. I think i used the wrong kind of oats so the topping was a little chewy, but my hubby has TWO servings, so that says a LOT! We put a dollop of pressurized whipping cream and that really made it yummy! - 6/15/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good and easy. - 6/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    EXCELLENT!!! - 6/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good even my son who doesn't like much ate almost all of it. - 5/8/08

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Yummy.. this was very very good!!!! - 10/30/07

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This tastes as good as the original!!! YUMMY!! - 10/29/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Yum! Used red apples (forget the exact kind) for the crisp. Very tasty for breakfast and reheated really well. I might try using some splenda in place of sugar when I make it again. - 10/8/07

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Great, great, great!!!!! - 9/24/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very good, easy and quick, my family and I loved it! - 9/18/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    this was a great treat!! - 6/14/07

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    awsome love it with the cool whip - 3/24/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    It was pretty good. - 3/14/07

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yum! - 9/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Totally saved this to my recipe box. The kids and hubby LOVED It!!! - 7/17/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! - 12/14/09

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  • 2 of 18 people found this review helpful
    seriously? Margarine? I don't think so! I love my heart too much! - 12/1/09

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Yummy. My daughter wanted seconds even. - 2/18/08

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  • Good
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was good, but didn't care for the oats in the topping. - 1/21/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Made this for company and all thought it was great. - 9/27/07

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wow, this is fantastic! DH is a huge Apple Crisp fan, so he's really pleased that this is easy and that I'll be making it again.
    - 8/22/07

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  • Good
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It was good but I'm going to play around with it. I didn't think it had that much taste - I also thought it was a little too sweet. - 6/30/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    came out very good. My dinner guests asked for seconds. - 4/15/07

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    It's wasn't too bad, not enough taste for me, but it did seem to taste better the second day - 4/6/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    WE loved this. So yummy without tons of sugar or calories. My ladies group thought it was fabulous. - 3/23/07

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy! I think we ate more than one serving, though! - 3/16/07

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    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    my hubby loves this!! - 3/14/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is great I think everybody should try it I love the crunch in it - 10/13/14

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