Nutrition Matters: August 2022

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Looking for a sweet recipe with favorite fruit? Well look no further! Nutty Apple Crisp takes fresh apples and turns them into a tasty dessert. Sweet Varieties of apples like Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Gala work best for this recipe since there is very little sugar! Adding nuts and oatmeal to the top of this crisp adds fiber, making it heart healthy. Don’t forget to check out your local Farmer’s Market to possible double your SNAP dollars! Makes 10 Servings

Ingredients:  3 apples cored and unpeeled cut into 1 inch chunks, 1/2 cup of raisins, 1/2 lemon-juiced, 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 3 Tbs brown sugar, 1/4 cup pistachios, walnuts or almonds unsalted and chopped, 2 Tbs melted margarine/butter


1. Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. 2. Place sliced apples, raisins and lemon juice in an 8 x8 inch pan or baking dish & toss. 3. In a bowl mix remaining ingredients except melted margarine. 4. Add melted margarine and mix until texture is consistent. Sprinkle over apple & raisin mixture. Bake uncovered 45-50 minutes or until apples are tender.

For additional foods, health and nutrition information contact Shelina Bonner, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Greene Counter at (252) 747-5831.