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Healthy Low-Calorie Apple Casserole

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Perhaps you have already noticed that most of my desserts are really easy and quick to make. While I certainly appreciate people who spend hours in the kitchen creating another dessert masterpiece, I am definitely not like them :) If you also like simple desserts, here is another one for you – a delicious apple casserole! And it takes around 10 minutes to make it (active time). Simple, fast and delicious – what else can you wish for? ;)

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I bake this casserole very often, and it’s always gone within a few minutes! So I usually make a double batch at once. The casserole is perfectly stored in the fridge, it can be eaten cold, or you can serve it warm. For those looking for perfection – add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Hmm, it’s a heaven!

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Finally, a few words about the health benefits. Each piece contains only 135 calories – and lots of fiber, vitamin C and selenium. And, by the way, you will need only 2 tbsp of sugar as fruits and cranberries add enough sweetness.

Yum!

Ingredients:

Apples, medium to large – 2
Pear, large – 1
Cranberries, dried – 1/3 cup
Cinnamon – 1 tsp
Sugar – 2 tbsp
Eggs – 3
Oat flour – ¾ cup*
Orange juice – 2/3 cup

* You can finely grind ¾ cup rolled oats in a food processor instead. That’s what I usually do☺

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1. In a skillet, sauté apples, pear, cranberries, and cinnamon until fruits are soft (around 5 minutes).
2. Mix all the remaining ingredients in the blender until smooth.
3. Grease a round cake pan (I am using a 9” pan). Pour a little bit of batter from the blender to cover the bottom of the pan. Then transfer the fruit mixture from the skillet over the batter. Pour over the remaining batter from the blender.
4. Bake at 425F (215C) for 20-25 min, or until a toothpick inserted into center of casserole comes out clean. Remove from the oven, allow to cool.
Enjoy!

Basic information:
▪ Prep time: 10 min
▪ Total time: 30 – 35 min
▪ Serves: 6
▪ WW (Weight Watchers PointPlus) = 4

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Do you like dessert casseroles? What is your favorite one?

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  • Kimberly says:

    How long will this dessert keep? It sounds great and I’d like to make it a couple days ahead of time for Thanksgiving.

    November 19, 2013 at 9:01 am
    • Lana says:

      Kimberly,

      This dessert is usually gone within a few hours, so I can’t say for how long it may be kept in a fridge. I am afraid that it may become soggy on the bottom if you prepare it a day or two ahead of time. I would suggest mailing it first thing in the morning on Thanksgiving since the preparation time takes just a few minutes.

      Hope it helps,
      Lana

      November 21, 2013 at 9:41 am
  • Jenn says:

    That’s very healthy apple pie, very different from the normal ones that I see. Thanks very much for sharing.

    February 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm
  • Laura says:

    Apple pie is an all-time favorite comforting cold-weather dessert of mine, and this healthy version sounds absolutely fantastic!
    I can’t wait to make this pie.

    February 5, 2013 at 10:43 pm
  • Pam says:

    Apple pie is my favorite dessert. This caught me eye the other night and I’ve been meaning to get a closer look. It’s gorgeous! And healthy! Wow! Nice job:)

    January 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm
  • Barbara says:

    That looks so tasty. I guess it would be perfect as a breakfast meal.
    Going to try it soon.

    January 18, 2013 at 10:49 pm

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