Apple Cherry Crisp

Gratifying combination of juicy fruit with a sweet crunchy topping. The textures complement each other to make a tantalizing dessert that doesn't require the additional time (and butter) of a piecrust. Alter the fruit filling to reflect which fruits are in season, Try pears, peaches, raspberries, blueberries or strawberries. Use a total of six cups of prepared fruit.

Author:Inspired by Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites, pg. 385
Yield:6 to 8 servings
Prep time: 00:20
Cook time: 00:40


Fruit layer
4 cups apples, peeled and sliced
2 cups sweet or tart cherries, pitted
1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tbsp. quick-cooking tapioca, (not whole pearl)
1 1/2 cups rolled oats, (or grape-nut cereal)
1/4 cups unbleached white flour
1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
egg white
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. unsweetened apple juice, (or orange juice)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (165 °C).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the fruit layer ingredients.
  3. Pour the fruit evenly into a non-reactive 10" pie pan or a 9" square baking dish and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg white, oil, vanilla and fruit juice and then stir into the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  6. Carefully spread the topping over the fruit (be sure to cover the fruit entirely).
  7. Cover and bake for 20 minutes, then uncover and continue to bake for another 20-30 minutes until the fruit is soft and bubbly and the topping is crisp and golden.


Nutrition Facts

6 to 8 servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving (7 oz)

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 21mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 68g23%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 5g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.