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  • 4 medium baking apples (e.g., Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp)
  • ½ cup oatmeal, quick cooking (uncooked)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup 100% apple juice
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray the bottom and sides of a 9-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Wash and peel the apples and cut them into thin slices. Spread the apple slices evenly over the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together the oatmeal, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread the oatmeal mix evenly over the apples. Lightly pour the apple juice over the oatmeal mixture.
  4. Cover and bake for 20 to 30 minutes until apples are just starting to soften. Uncover and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes until apples are soft.

Serves 4.

Adapted from

A prepared fat-free apple crumb dessert recipe.

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