Strawberry Apple Crisp

I almost succumbed to temptation today.  Almost.  I have planned to make a particular calorie laden dessert for my weekend treat, but being snowed in with this midwest blizzard had me itching to make it today.  Instead of giving in to temptation, I settled on a compromise instead.  A dessert surely, but a lighter one with a substantially lower amount of calories and fat.  I scavenged through my refrigerator and cabinets to see what I could make, and settled on a Strawberry Apple Crumble Crisp.  I used sweetener in the fruit, and not much sugar and butter in the topping, so the final outcome was something that soothed my sugar craving nerves, but kept my scale happy:)

Strawberry Apple Crisp
(preparation time: 10 minutes; cook time: 20-25 minutes; servings: 2)

1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 small apple, peeled, cored, and diced
lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cornstarch
3 packets Truvia sweetener (or sweetener/sugar of your choice)

1/4 cup oats
1 1/2 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour (all-purpose and whole wheat is fine too)
1 Tbsp brown sugar
pinch salt
1 Tbsp butter (or reduced fat spread if you prefer)

Preheat oven to 400F.  In a small bowl combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt.  Mix in the butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl combine the diced apples and sliced strawberries.  Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over the fruit to keep the apples from turning brown.  Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch, sweetener, and a few drops of vanilla.  Stir until combined.

Divide the fruit between two ramekins.  Sprinkle the crumble topping over the fruit.  Bake at 400F for 10 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 350F and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the topping is golden and the fruit is bubbly.

My little helper kept sneaking into my photos. He wanted some of this crisp very badly.

And was happy when he finally got some:)

(Nutrional Information per serving: Calories: 170; Fat: 3g; Carbs: 34g; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 3g)


Anonymous said...

Good for you for sticking with something lighter. I'm glad you did, because they look great!

Belinda @zomppa said...

If you get snowed in, you deserve a treat and this is no compromise - it's gorgeous!

Holly said...

I really love apple crisp-so the idea of simply adding strawberries-AWESOME!! said...

Your light recipe looks really delicious. Great photos too! Thanks for sharing.


Wow such a treat to be so light! Bravo!

Unknown said...

I will be making this!! LOVE it! I have it saved to my favorites :) I totally buzzed this recipe!!

Lauren at KeepItSweet said...

I am always looking for lighter desserts that taste good! Strawberries are such a nice addition. Do you notice any aftertaste with Truvia?

Lisa said...

Your pictures just have "Eat me" written all over them. This looks like a nice dessert to have when it's so cold outside. I have a sweet treaty linky on my blog every weekend called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by then and link your dessert up.

Unknown said...

Hi Lauren. I personally don't notice an aftertaste with Truvia, but I'm not super sensitive to sweetener aftertaste like some are. I would say try it and see what you think:) I put it in my tea everyday and don't notice an aftertaste.

sara @ CaffeIna said...

Strawberries and apples together? Oh my, you are making me drool over here. I need the spring, I need good strawberries and I need one of these crisps!

Jun said...

I need this...

Unknown said...

Wow, this looks wonderful! Love that you used nice to see a lighter dessert. Photos are fantastic!

Unknown said...

I love this recipe. Now I have to find strawberries. said...

I love this! So pretty to look at, incredibly tasty. BUZZ!

Magic of Spice said...

What a beautiful crisp...
Stay warm and have a lovely weekend

Becky said...

I have always made apple crisp, but never thought of adding strawberries, what a great idea!
Your little boy is such a cutie, eating the crisp.

Terra said...

I am such a fan of apple crisp, love the idea of including strawberries in the mix!!! These look so delicious:)
Take care,

UrMomCooks said...

I love crisps! The apple and strawberry combo sounds delicious! (and ur son is adorable!)

Becky said...

Congrats on the Top 9 today!

kelley {mountian mama cooks} said...

Oh my this looks Amazing. I love any dessert that involves fruit!

Sandra said...

Those look perfect and so delicious, Congrats on top 9!!!

Chef Dennis Littley said...

I hope the weather is treating you better this weekend! On the other hand if bad weather produced this amazing dessert, lets have more!
you did an outstanding job with this lovely crisp, I have never used strawberries and you have me wanting to go into the kitchen and make it right now.
Congrats on your top 9, your images are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Those look fantastic :) I love lighter deserts that are to die for :) Thank you for kind words over Chef's Dennis blog :)

Kim - Liv Life said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures!! I have never put strawberries into the crumble, what a wonderful idea. The season is approaching and I'm eager to try.
I personally love crumbles and crisps, this one is ideal.
Congrats on a well deserved Top 9!

Anonymous said...

This looks fantastic :) I love that it's good for you and reminiscent of summer goodness! Definitely a fantastic compromise. Stay warm and congrats on top 9!

Monet said...

Your little helper is just adorable! And I loved seeing how you found such a great compromise between your sweet tooth and your healthy goals. This looks AMAZING. I love apples, and I love crisps, and I love your blog :-)

Kate @ said...

Wow, that just looks fantastic!!! I can only imagine the taste...mmmmm! I'm glad you "settled" on this amazing treat. :)
Your little helper is adorable!

Zoe said...

Delicious and low in calories! This is a great dessert idea!

Meg Luby said...

i love that this is lighter! it still looks delicious to the extreme! again, love your blog, thanks for sharing. and your son is 15 kinds of adorable.

cailen ascher said...

mmm...these look delicious too! i'm so enjoying browsing your posts - your food looks delish!

ps i'm your newest follower.

pps i'm hosting a gourmet chocolate GIVEAWAY just in time for valentine's day!

Anonymous said...

Made this for potluck at was a hit!!

The Little Flapper said...

I made this breakfast last week! My husband loved it :)

Thank you for putting up all these wonderful recipes, they're amazing!:)

Unknown said...

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it:)

The Healthy Apple said...

Looks delish; I love apple crisp and these summer strawberries look so plump and perfect. I can't wait to make this. Tasty recipe!

Laya said...

It looks so delicious.I just wanted to make it immediately.But my oven temperature didnt support me. It didnt turn out to be that crispy.But still my husband loved it.I am going to set my oven right and then make it again! By the way , i didnt use cornstarch or sweetners. For the topping,I used only oats, whole wheat flour and 1 tbsp vegetable oil and 4 tsp sugar since i wanted it in the healthy way. You have great recipes!Keep the good work!

 Curly J said...

Hey! So I came across this recipe yesterday (I was looking for a crisp recipe to bring to a family dinner) and I loved that it was lighter, but that it still included the favourite, well known "crisp" ingredients (sugar, oats, flour). My family LOVED it!! It was a total hit. I came back today to leave a comment and ended up browsing for a little bit. Found lots of great recipes I want to try! :) Thanks!!

Unknown said...

Hi Curly J, I love this recipe because it's light but you still have that "splurging" feel. :)

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