Apple Pistachio Crisp
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Fruit-based desserts can contribute to making half your plate 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 pistachio crisp.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 3 apples (such as Honeycrisp), 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 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ cup or about 2 ounces pistachios, unsalted, chopped
  • 2 tbsp margarine or butter, melted
  1. Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 ºF.
  2. Place sliced apples, raisins, and lemon juice in 8” x 8” pan or baking dish; toss.
  3. In a bowl, mix remaining ingredients except melted margarine.
  4. Add melted margarine and mix until texture is consistent. Sprinkle over apple-raisin mixture.
  5. Bake uncovered 45-50 minutes or until apples are tender.
Serve with an 8 oz glass of fat-free (skim) milk, 3 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, and ½ cup green beans.
Recipe by VitaShip at