Monday, October 11, 2010

Apple Crisp

I know I has been WAY TOO LONG since I have posted on here and I am so sorry!!  Life has been busy busy!  I am proud to announce though that I have continued to keep off the 50 lbs that I lost!  I think the key to maintaining this weight has been the fact that I never saw it like I was on a diet!  I seriously made a lifestyle change and I have stuck to the lifestyle change!  I have gotten a bit more laxed since I lost the weight and got to a "happy weight" but I keep good tabs on it and if I see a few pounds coming on then I get serious and get it quickly back down!  This has been the best thing I have done for myself ever!

Now to a recipe :-)  I am making apple crisp tonight!  I am just taking a regular simple recipe for apple crisp and just replacing the brown sugar for the Splenda brown sugar blend.  I can't tell you points because I really don't keep up with points anymore... I just know removing the sugar for the Splenda brings the calories way down so I can enjoy a dessert and not feel guilty!

Here's the recipe!  Enjoy!

Apple Mixture:
- 8 cups apples, peeled and sliced (a variety of sweet and tart is nice)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (I used 1/4 cup Splenda blend brown sugar)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg

- 1/2 cup oatmeal, old-fashioned type
- 1/2 cup granola (gives a little crunch; but you can use another 1/2 cup oatmeal if you don't have granola...I used all oatmeal)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (I used 1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar blend)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup flour
- 6 tbsp cold butter, chopped

You can either do this in crock pot or oven:

For oven:
Toss apples with lemon juice. Then combine all dry ingredients of apple mixture and toss with apples and then place in baking dish.  Then combine dry ingredients for topping and then cut butter into topping mixture.  Sprinkle topping over apple mixture.  Then sprinkle chopped butter on top.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes.

For crock pot:
Lightly oil sides of crock pot to prevent sticking (or use one of those wonderful liners!)

Toss apples with lemon juice.

Combine dry ingredients in apple mixture and then add to apples.  Place apple mixture in slow cooker.

Combine dry ingredients for topping and then cut butter into topping mixture.  Sprinkle topping over apples in slow cooker.

Cover dish and cook on low setting 4 to 6 hours.