The secret to this healthy, nutritious apple crisp is the high fiber flavored instant oatmeal. The tiny bit of butter goes a long way on flavor. I made it the first time without walnuts (see slideshow), but the walnuts add flavor, fiber, and nutrition. Next time I’ll use the walnuts.
HASTY TASTY APPLE CRISP
1 Tbsp. real butter
1 20 oz. can apple pie filling, no sugar added
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 packet high fiber instant oatmeal, maple and brown sugar flavor
1 pint vanilla ice cream (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°.
Generously coat the inside of a square or round baking dish
(approximately 8” diameter) with the butter.
Pour contents of the canned apple pie filling into the buttered baking
Stir in the cinnamon.
Spread the instant oatmeal evenly over the top of apple mixture. Top with walnuts.
Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Carefully remove dish from oven and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Yield: 4 servings