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Kidneys in the Kitchen: Simple Apple Crisp

This simple apple crisp is easy-to-make and low in sugar.

Recipe from Everyday Eating Cookbook by Dr. Melissa Prest of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings


4 c chopped apples (peeled, if desired)

1 TBSP cornstarch

3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, divided

1/2 c maple syrup

2 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 c all-purpose flour

3/4 c rolled oats

2 TBSP brown sugar

2 TBSP butter, unsalted and melted


Mix together corn starch, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Add apples to syrup mixture and spread into lightly oiled 10-inch pie pan. Combine all-purpose flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, and butter with a fork or pastry cutter until it resembles small crumbs. Spread the crumb topping evenly over the apple mixture. Bake in 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and top is set. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.


Calories 182

Protein 2g

Sodium 5mg

Potassium 154mg

Phosphorus 47mg

Cholesterol 7mg

Total Fat 4g

Saturated Fat 2g

Calcium 31mg

Carbohydrates 35g

Fiber 3g

Net Carbs 32g

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