Healthy Apple Desserts For Two

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Healthy apple desserts For Two ? I’ll take two. Now let’s get down to business. I’ve got some delicious and healthy apple dessert recipes that I think you will love. And they are perfect for sharing with someone special. Let’s get to it, shall we? Apples are incredibly popular. In fact, Americans eat more than 37 pounds of apples per person per year. But, have you ever had a hard time finding recipes that call for more than 3 apples?

Healthy Apple Crisp for Two

If you’re looking for something sweet to share with your honey tonight, look no further than this delicious and healthy apple crisp. With less than two tablespoons of sugar per serving and loaded with whole grain oats, wheat germ and fresh apples, you could even eat this dessert for breakfast!

All the beautiful fall colors and the chillier weather has been making me want to snuggle up and engage in all things hygge. Part of the beauty of the season, to me at least, is turning on the oven, filling the house with cozy scents and eating warm and comforting meals. This healthy apple crisp for two fulfills all of those autumn checklist items.

So what makes this apple crisp “healthy?”

Can a dessert ever really be healthy? While I definitely used a bit of granulated and brown sugar in this recipe, I’d argue that it’s pretty dang healthy. In fact, the total added sugar per serving is a mere 20 grams, well within the American Heart Association’s daily sugar recommendation.

On top of that, each serving has a whopping 8 grams of fiber. According to the AHA, we should be shooting for 25-30 grams of fiber per day from food. This dessert gets you almost ⅓ of the way there!

Finally, with nearly a third of the daily recommendations for both Vitamin A and Vitamin C, I think we can all agree that this indulgence definitely at least verges on the healthy side of things. I honestly wouldn’t feel guilty about eating one for breakfast, especially when I used to consider a vanilla iced coffee and a chocolate chip cookie an acceptable morning meal.

I also would like to offer the argument that since this is a dessert made for two, the fact that there are no leftovers likely to tempt anyone into overindulging also contributes to the overall “healthiness” of the recipe.

How to make this healthy apple crisp

First up, peel and dice your apples. Sprinkle them with the granulated sugar and spices and toss to coat. Allow to macerate for 20-30 minutes, or until juices have been released from the fruit. This will create a yummy syrup for the crisp.

While the apples are macerating, make your crisp. Use a fork or a pastry cutter to mix all dry ingredients together, then cut in the butter. If necessary, you can use your hands to rub the butter into the dry ingredients to get a crumbly texture.

TIP: Some wheat germ comes pre-toasted. If your wheat germ is raw, toast it in a dry pan until it smells nutty. This will majorly enhance the delicious flavor that wheat germ brings to the table.

Once the apples have released their juices, toss in the lemon juice, lemon zest and cornstarch. Butter your pan(s), then divide the apple filling evenly. Top with crisp topping and bake for about 30 minutes, or until your house smells heavenly, the apple syrup is bubbling and the tops are golden. Voila!

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I serve the apple crisp?

While it’s perfectly acceptable to serve this delicious dessert as is, I highly recommend that you a.) serve it warm, and b.) dress it up with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of frozen yogurt.

Can I make this apple crisp vegan?

Sure thing! Just sub vegan butter or coconut oil for the butter.

Is there an alternative for the corn starch?

Sure! Just swap in twice the amount of either AP Flour or Tapioca Starch for the corn starch.

Can I make this gluten free?

Sure thing. While you’ll miss out on the yumminess that is wheat germ, you can totally substitute an equivalent amount of ground flaxseed.

Apple Cobbler for Two

You won’t have days and days of leftover cobbler with this perfectly scaled-down recipe. It makes just enough for two!Save Recipe

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

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Filling:

1 large Honeycrisp or 2 Gala apples (about 12 ounces), peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch pieces (2 generous cups)

2 heaping tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Cream Biscuit Topping:

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Heaping 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch fine salt

2 teaspoons sugar

3 tablespoons heavy cream

2 small scoops vanilla ice cream, for servingAdd to Shopping List

Directions

Special equipment:

 Two 6-ounce, 3 1/2-inch ramekins

  1. For the filling: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the apples with 2 heaping tablespoons of the sugar, the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the butter, and toss. Divide the filling between two 6-ounce, 3 1/2-inch ramekins, tent each loosely with foil and bake until the apples are tender and the juice is bubbling, about 35 minutes. Remove the ramekins from the oven, remove the foil, give the apples barely a stir with a fork and press the top into the juices.
  2. For the topping: Whisk together the flour, the baking powder, salt and 1 teaspoon of the sugar in a small bowl. Quickly stir in the heavy cream, then work the dough with your fingers as if you were working butter into pie dough, to make moist, slightly flattened chunks of dough.
  3. Top each ramekin with dough, dividing evenly. Sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon of the remaining sugar, and bake until the topping is browned and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, top with ice cream and serve.

HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER APPLE CRISP FOR TWO

Healthy Peanut Butter Apples Crisp for Two is the perfect dessert recipe for two with tart apples, creamy peanut butter and crunchy granola crumble.  If you are looking for a light and easy dessert, this apple crisp is just the thing!

I had some extra apples in my last Bountiful Basket that I needed to use up and was craving something sweet. Apple pie sounded fantastic, but I really didn’t want to murder my healthy eating game plan, so I opted for something healthier.

Peanut butter and apples are a classic combination, so I figured why not make it into an apple crisp? I had never had an apple crisp with peanut butter, so I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I didn’t want to make it overly sweet and add loads of sugar. With just a bit of honey, some lemon juice and a pinch of cinnamon, this simple but delicious apple crisp came together in no time and tasted fantastic.

If you are riding solo and just want to make enough for yourself, the recipe easily divides in half so you can enjoy this well-rounded treat any time! With 6 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein, it will fill you up while satisfying your sweet tooth.

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