Low Point Apple Crisp

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Sometimes it’s the simplest recipes that are the best. My Low Point Apple Crisp is proof of this — it has only a few ingredients and is foolproof to make. Simply mix everything into a deep dish pan, toss the top with oat flour and sugar or sucanat, and bake until crunchy on the top! The hardest part is waiting for the crisp to cool so you can dig in.

WEIGHT WATCHERS APPLE CRISP

Weight Watchers Apple Crisp

Autumn is the perfect time of year to make apple crisp for dessert and it also makes your house smell amazing. Regular Apple Crisp has a lot of butter and lots of extra added sugar to it. This lightened up WW version still has those two ingredients but with less butter and sugar than what normal apple crisp recipes call for. Don’t think you can have apple crisp on WW? Dessert like apple crisp in moderation is the key to being able to succeed at weight loss but still satisfy your cravings without feeling guilty about it after eating it.

RECIPE TIPS AND TRICKS

Apples: Want to know what the best type of apples are for apple crisp? Literally any apple you find at the grocery store is good. But, the best apples to use are either Honey Crisp or Granny Smith Apples.

The apples do not need to be peeled for apple crisp.

Streusel ingredients for apple crisp include flour, oats (do not use quick cooking) sugar, and spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Butter helps combine the topping ingredients and creates the crunchy streusel topping.

Toppings ideas: Instead of adding ice cream to the top of apple crisp, try adding some Whipped Topping to it instead. I’ve been loving the Friendly Farms Maple and Vanilla whipped topping that you can get at Aldi lately.

Ginger can be left out and is optional.

After baking, if the topping still looks dry wait for it to set a couple of minutes before eating.

Leftovers: Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. If it lasts that long. 🙂 To reheat add leftovers to microwave safe dish and let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes in the microwave.

HOW TO MAKE APPLE CRISP

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F Spray a shallow 1-1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. To make the topping, combine the 1/2 cup flour, the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Use a fork or your hands to mix the oats and flour mixture with butter together. Add the water and firmly press mixture to form clumps. If the topping still looks dry add up to 2 tablespoons of water. 
  3. To make the filling, mix the granulated sugar, the 2 tablespoons flour, the nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl. Add the apples and vanilla; mix well. Transfer to the baking dish. Sprinkle the topping over the filling. Bake until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden, 55 – 60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

WEIGHT WATCHERS APPLE CRISP

I often end up with a lot of apples that don’t get eaten. Although they are purchased with the best intentions (and not always by me, ) I am not that much of a fruit gal. Honestly, I’d pick veggies over fruit any day. In fact, my trick to lose weight on Weight Watchers was to tell myself I could only eat fruit in the evening, if I was really that hungry. I was rarely that hungry….

MICROWAVE APPLE CRISP IN MINUTES!

weight watchers apple crisp in a small blue bowl with a green apple and a large container in background

But I hate to see food go to waste and eating apples in baking is an entirely different thing than eating them straight up. Wouldn’t you agree? That’s why I created this Weight Watchers friendly Apple Crisp!

Typically, apple crisp with oatmeal is 10 points on the blue plan, and although you may find some lower point apple crisp recipes out there, they generally contain artificial sweeteners. I don’t use artificial sweeteners in my WW desserts, but I was still able to bring this down to 6 point on my plan, which is the same amount of points as the original apple crisp recipe in the 2009 edition of Weight Watchers magazine. I achieve that by using water as a filler and a little less sugar.

🥘 INGREDIENTS

However, I use real butter because I still want to enjoy that taste. And since light butter isn’t enough of a reduction in points to warrant replacing it, I stick with real butter. And trust me, it’s worth the points! But it’s the lemon zest and real light whipped cream that really makes this apple crisp sing (Dairyland and Gay Lea brands of light real whipped cream are both WW friendly)  It’s the same combo of flavors I use in my apple pie but it’s obviously a lot lighter!  Just try it and you’ll see what I am talking about. 

pan of weight watchers apple crisp with oatmeal in a dark blue pan with a white spoon

I’ve been following Weight Watchers for many years and my Mom followed it when I was a kid (long before artificial sweeteners became a thing) and that’s what I always liked about it; it’s normal, healthy eating. You can still lose weight without using artificial sweeteners. You just need to reduce sugar, fat and enjoy your desserts in moderation.

I would rather just take the hit for the points than use artificial sweeteners. They taste weird to me and I don’t like how they make me feel (headaches and stomach aches etc..) I try to balance it out by eating low and zero (0) point foods like eggs, vegetables and meals like my Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken and my Weight Watchers Asian Sheet Pan Salmon, especially on the days when I’m going to be indulging in dessert.

weight watchers apple crisp in a small blue bowl with a cinnamon stick in it and 2 green apples and a spoon in the background

💭WHICH APPLES ARE BEST TO USE FOR APPLE CRISP?

I prefer to use green granny smith apples for any kind of baking, as they hold their shape better (and don’t turn to mush.) However,  you can use any apples you have on hand. The point is to use up your apples that would otherwise go bad. You can also cut this recipe in half if you don’t have that many apples (See Serving Size)

🍽 EQUIPMENT

An apple corer comes in very handy for this recipe!

weight watchers apple crisp being held up on a spoon

👪 SERVING SIZE

You can cut this recipe in half if you don’t have enough apples. Simply click on the number of servings in blue and change it (it would be 7 servings in this case) and the amounts will automatically adjust accordingly! You can also double or triple it!

Weight Watchers Apple Crisp – Just 3 points per serving

This Weight Watchers Apple Crisp is easy to make and is dairy and egg free! The recipe yields six HEFTY servings at just 3 points per serving. It is a great dessert option for any celebration

 Keyword Weight Watchers dessert

 Prep Time 10 minutes

 Cook Time 30 minutes

 Total Time 40 minutes

 Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 10 tbsp uncooked old fashioned oats 5 Weight watchers points
  • 4 tbsp Splenda Brown sugar blend 13 Weight watchers points
  • 8 apples 0 Weight Watchers points
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon 0 Weight Watchers points
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce 0 Weight Watchers points

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Mix apples with 2 Tbsp Splenda brown sugar blend and cinnamon, and put into a oven safe baking dish (ROUND 6 and 1/2 inches in diameter) 
  3. In a small bowl mix oats with the other 2 Tbsp of Splenda brown sugar blend and applesauce. 
  4. Place on top of apples and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Recipe yields six servings. Each serving is three points

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