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Recipe Spotlight: Winter Crisp

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Recipe Spotlight: Winter Crisp

Only 1 tablespoon of margarine is used to make the crumb topping of this tart and tangy fruit dessert that is cholesterol-free and low sodium.


½ cup sugar

3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 t sp. lemon peel, grated

¾ tsp. lemon juice

5 cups apples, unpeeled, sliced

1 cup cranberries


⅔ cup rolled oats

⅓ cup brown sugar, packed

¼ cup whole wheat flour

2 t sp. ground cinnamon

1 tbsp. soft margarine, melted

1. To prepare filling, combine sugar, flour and lemon peel in a medium bowl; mix well. Add lemon juice, apples, and cranberries; stir to mix. Spoon into a 6-cup baking dish.

2. To prepare topping, combine oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add melted margarine; stir to mix.

3. Sprinkle topping over filling. Bake in a 375º F oven for approximately 50 minutes or until filling is bubbly and the top is brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Per serving

Serves 6, 1-¾-inch by 2-inch pieces. Each serving provides 284 calories, 6 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol and 56 mg sodium.

Each serving provides:

Calories: 284

Total fat: 6 g

Saturated fat: 1 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 56 mg