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Fruit-based desserts can contribute to making your plate half fruits and veggies. True to their name, Honeycrisp apples are sweet and crunchy, perfectly delicious raw, but also ideal in baking. And their sweetness lends potential to reducing added sugar, as we did with this apple crisp.
 
Recipe Cost for 4 People: $3.88 ($.97/serving)*
 
Preparation Time: 1 hour

  • 3 Honeycrisp apples, cored and cut into 1” chunks (unpeeled)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 T brown sugar
  • ¼ cup or about 2 ounces pistachios, unsalted, chopped
  • 2 T margarine or butter, melted
Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Place sliced Honeycrisp apples, raisins, and lemon juice in 8″ x 8″ pan or baking dish; toss. In a bowl, mix remaining ingredients except melted margarine. Add melted margarine and mix until texture is consistent. Sprinkle over apple-raisin mixture. Bake uncovered 45-50 minutes or until apples are tender.

Complete this Healthy Plate: Serve with an 8 oz glass of non-fat milk, 3 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, and ½ cup green beans.
 
Serves: 4
 
Fruits & Veggies per Serving
1.5 Cups
Nutrition Info
Calories: 330
Total Fat: 10g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
% of Calories from Fat: 27%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 4%
Protein: 5g
Carbohydrates: 60g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Fiber: 7g
Sodium: 60mg
 
MyPlate Contributions
Vegetables
Fruit
Grain
Protein
Dairy
0 cup
1.5 cup
1 oz
0.5 oz
0 cup
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of fiber, and a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, and copper.

*Retail prices, Boulder, Colorado, and online, September 2012-September 2013.

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