Apple Pistachio Crisp

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Makes 4 servings
Fruit-based desserts can contribute to making half your plate fruits and veggies. True to their name, Honey-crisp 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.

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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.


Serving Suggestion: Serve with an 8 oz. glass of fat-free (skim) milk, 3 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, and ½ cup green beans.


3 apples (such as Honeycrisp, cored and cut into 1” chunks and unpeeled)

1/2 cup raisins
1/2 lemon (juiced)
1/2 cup old fashion oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup pistachios (unsalted, chopped)
2 tablespoons margarine or butter (melted)


Knife, cutting board, mixing bowl, measuring spoons, baking pan

More About Apples

How to Select

Pick up the apple and gently press a small area of the fruit's skin. It should be firm to the touch. Avoid apples that are noticeably soft, discolored, or indent easily after you press the skin.

How to Store

Apples should be stored in the refrigerator and are best if used within 2 weeks.

How to Prepare