Whole Wheat Apple Crisp

Whole Wheat Apple Crisp

Using light butter in this favorite dessert saves 40 calories per serving.

25 min. prep time
8 servings
353 Ratings



1/4 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold stick Land O Lakes® Light Butter, cut into chunks


1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 to 5 (6 cups) apples, peeled, cored, cut into chunks
Ground cinnamon, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square or 2-quart glass baking dish with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Combine all topping ingredients except light butter in bowl; cut in light butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Place all filling ingredients except apples in another bowl; mix well. Add apples; toss to coat evenly. Spoon apple mixture into baking dish; sprinkle evenly with topping. Bake 40-50 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is lightly browned.

Serve warm or at room temperature. Top with whipped cream, if desired. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 230

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 170mg

Carbohydrates: 50g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #14679©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is a delicious recipe; my husband loved it warm with vanilla ice cream. I appreciate the healthier ingredients too.
This was our Christmas Day dessert- I added 1/4 cup of slivered almonds to the topping and used brandy soaked berries instead of apricots. I did not have to twist my father-in-law's arm to give him a morsel more of the crispy topping...Yum!
This recipe is really flexible -- just the thing to help empty the left-over fruit bin. I used apples and a few other fruits left over from shopping at the local farmers market ( peach and plum); I didn't have dried apricots so I threw in a handful of dried cranberries. Then just after I put it in the over I was called away. I turned the oven off and turned it back on again when I came home two hours later. Let it finish browning. My family, especially my husband, has now begged to make it again. This was a super recipe. Do enjoy.

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