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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 280.4
  • Total Fat: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 51.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 57.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

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Winter Crisp


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Introduction

Only 1 tablespoon of margarine is used to make the crumb topping of this tart and tangy fruit dessert that is cholesterol free and low sodium. Only 1 tablespoon of margarine is used to make the crumb topping of this tart and tangy fruit dessert that is cholesterol free and low sodium.

Ingredients

    Filling:
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 3 tablespoons whole grain flour
    • 1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
    • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 5 cup apples, unpeeled, sliced
    • 1 cup cranberries
    Topping:
    • 2/3 cup rolled oats
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon soft margarine, melted

Directions

1. To prepare filling, in a medium bowl combine sugar, flour, and lemon peel; mix well. Add lemon juice, apples, and cranberries; stir to mix. Spoon into a 6-cup baking dish.



2. To prepare topping, in a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add melted margarine; stir to mix.



3. Sprinkle topping over filling. Bake in a 375 F oven for approximately 40-50 minutes or until filling is bubbly and top is brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.



Yield: 6 servings--Serving Size: 1-3/4-inch by 2-inch piece





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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe, substituting Splenda, and 3 T brown sugar Splenda for the brown sugar. Also, I used Benacol spread instead of margarine. It was delicious, and my husband I both loved it! I want to try other fruit. - 12/30/07

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I used olive oil instead of margarine and I removed the sugar in the filling. Thank you for sharing this recipe! :-) - 3/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    A mouthful of Christmas! I used orange zest and juice instead of lemon and less sugar in fruit. - 12/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is really great! I used 2 tbsp agave nectar in the filling instead of the sugar, and only 2 tbsp brown sugar in the topping, and it tastes great! YUMMY! - 12/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was good. I used the microwave instead of an oven.
    - 12/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    this was wonderful,a new item that will be on our winter celebrations menu. - 12/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Made it with real butter instead of margarine and real sugar keeping everything as close to nature as possible ... it was awesome! - 9/12/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this last christmas. Sub'd Splendas for sugars. Served w/ FF yogurt (added vanilla extract& Splenda brown). It was a big hit. - 9/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. Easy and low cal. - 9/12/08

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Consider substituting date sugar(ground dehydrated dates) for the sugar in this recipe. Much healthier, equally tasty! - 12/7/08

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    great recipe - 9/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    DELICIOUS!!!!! - 9/12/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    almost as good as apple -cranberry pie - 12/9/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this dessert for company and they raved about it. One stated that it was the best dessert he'd ever had. We had fresh wild cranberries gleaned from the woods near our cottage, so the dessert was extra special. I put the lowest calorie version of Cool Whip on top, adding 25 cals. ENJOY! - 3/15/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for sharing this recipe and for the comments. We enjoyed this. - 4/7/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make this also, sometimes add walnuts to the topping. - 4/7/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this using real butter instead of artificially processed margarine. - 12/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will make this using the splenda sugars,always looking for a dessert that is not to high in calories. - 9/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    As a kid I always loved it when they served Apple Crisp at lunch time...I can't wait to make this. Sounds great! - 9/12/08

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My friend made something similar for thanksgiving last year, it was amazing, and instead of adding ice cream he added yogurt! Seriously awesome! - 12/16/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super tasting and a hit with everyone! - 12/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Substituted splenda for the sugar, both white and brown; Love it! - 4/28/07

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  • use orange zest instead of lemon juice - 4/13/13

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  • Took this dessert to a pot luck, it was hit. Very easy to make, and to know that it is not calorie dense is a plus. - 1/16/13

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  • So the recipe calls for cranberries. Is this regular (usually frozen) cranberries, not the dried variety? - 1/4/12

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  • This is like my recipe! I add oatmeal. - 9/16/11

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  • Excellent dessert. - 9/16/11

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  • Sounds super I will add blckberries in their season - 5/20/11

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  • excellent for the winter time. - 5/16/11

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  • this is nice, but I found it just a little sweet - prthaps next time I will leave out the sugar or reduce it . - 5/16/11

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  • Excellent!!! - 5/16/11

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  • I can`t wait to try this,love apple recipe,sounds so good - 5/16/11

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  • Very good, sub Smart Balance and Splenda for the b.sug. Also used Agave. Always a hit when I make it. - 5/16/11

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  • My family and I prefer a little less of the cranberries that seem to overwhelm the apples which we love. - 5/16/11

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  • Tasty. - 5/16/11

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  • following tricotine's lead i used splenda and olive oil and saved both calories and cholesterol--it works just great - 4/10/11

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  • Sounds good to follow a winter meal. I would use either butter or chia seeds, soaked in water, instead of margarine. - 4/7/11

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  • I like this recipe! - 4/7/11

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  • I'm going to try this very soon.I will substitute Splenda for the sugar that's used in the recipe.But,everything else sounds great!!!! - 4/7/11

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  • keep this handy . for pie topping . and ect. - 4/7/11

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  • I liked it--I like the sourness of it--definitely not sweet! - 4/7/11

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  • This looks great. Think I'll make it for family Sunday dinner. - 4/7/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think I will give this a try since I have some leftover cranberries after making a SP Recipe for Cranberry Orange muffins (delicious) its cold out & this sounds like it will hit the spot. - 12/15/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, cannot wait to try it. - 12/15/10

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  • i left out the cranberries and the flour in the filing and just used apple and it was very nice ,next time im going to try apples and rasins - 3/31/10

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  • I made this twice and the second time, my daughter was delighted and said that it tasted like apple pie. - 1/30/10

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  • Yum! A little sour, but still really good and very quick and easy. - 1/2/10

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  • I just re-discovered real cranberries again, and now have another marvelous recipe to add to the collection! YUM! - 12/31/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to save this and maybe add some chopped nuts to the topping. Sounds great! - 12/26/09

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  • We made two version for our Biggest Loser viewing party tonight.
    One we followed the SP recipe to the letter.
    The other we subbed out Splenda for the sugar, Splenda Brown Sugar for the original, & Brummel & Brown for soft margarine. - 12/1/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    not that much sugar to worry about ...should be just fine! Sounds wonderful. Remember only 1 small bar! - 6/17/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good. - 5/7/09

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  • Great recipe! I've added it to my cookbook so I can make it any time. - 4/27/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'll be trying this! - 3/2/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    To cut back on the paper I ask my printer to allow me to view before I print then if it's 2 pages I print the 1st, then turn my paper around & put 2nd page on the back. Hope this helps. Love TreeHugger! - 12/15/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Why do the recipes have to be double spaced with wide blanks, it therefore takes 2 pages to print the recipe.
    Just put the squeeze on it to conserve paper, please. - 12/14/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    in response to why one would use splenda brown sugar: I believe it's because you are supposed to use half the brown sugar the recipe calls for because splenda brown is much sweeter, so you don't need as much. - 12/8/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have wondered why people substitute Splenda brown sugar for real brown sugar? is it for diabetes? When I looked at the calories on each, if you compare grams, not servings, of each, you don't save calories by using the Splenda brown sugar. The serving sizes are different, so compare grams. - 12/7/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The sugar in the filling is totally unneccessary. - 12/7/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Taste great. - 12/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for sharing - 12/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for this recipe! I have fresh cranberries yearning for someplace to go and I love crisps. This will definitely be on our Christmas dessert list, too. - 12/6/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a great addition to Christmas desserts. Can't wait to make it. - 12/6/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Way too sweet, but that's easily remedied. And margerine is a no-no health-wise, but with a little butter it could be ok. - 12/6/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this recipe...my kids can't wait either!! - 12/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum!!!!! This is what I've been looking for...a recipe to replace my current cranberry-apple crisp - 10/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I grew up eating apple crisp, came up with a healthier version several years agousing Splenda and oats because of hubby's diabetes (and he loves his sweets) but I can't wait to try this twist with the cranberries - I LOVE them and they have such good antioxidant properties. THANKS! - 9/18/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy, but I might minimize the sugar with stevia which is a healthier choice that splendar - 9/17/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this one ... I may substitute splenda for the sugar and splenda blend for the brown sugar ... for an extra bonus. - 9/12/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I agree, substituting Splenda is a great idea to reduce sugar content, and changing up the fruit...peaches pears, raisins....the possibilities are endless!!!! Yum!! - 9/12/08

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I appreciate the review mentioning substituting Splenda for the white and brown sugars---that's what I was hoping to do! Thanks, Gwynnevere!! - 12/10/07

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