Healthier Baked "Apple" Crisp



A true classic Fall dessert, this easy "apple" crisp recipe is reminiscent of generations past, but with a healthier twist. This delicious recipe uses, fresh sliced jicama, topped with a buttery cinnamon nut topping that tastes divine. Pop this "apple" crisp in the oven and wait for the delicious smell to waft through your house! This Baled "Apple" Crisp recipe provides a guilt-free way to enjoy a holiday dessert course and even get in an extra servings of healthy veggies. Or if you prefer "pumpkin"pie for the holidays, check out our healthier"pumpkin"pie recipe.


Baked "Apple" Crisp made with Jicama: Serves 6


INGREDIENTS:


For Healthier Filling:

  • 3 cups jicama peeled and cubed or you could slice them thin

  • 3 tbsp unsalted Light Butter, melted

  • 1/4 tsp apple pie spice

  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp of monkfruit in the raw (or sweetener of choice)

  • cooking spray

For Healthier Crisp Topping:

  • 3 tbsp Almond flour

  • 1 tbsp Flaxseed meal

  • 1 tsp of monk fruit in the raw (or Sweetener of choice)

  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp Cardamom

  • 1 tbsp Softened Unsalted Light Butter

Optional Toppings:

  • 1 tbsp Walden Farms caramel syrup

  • 2 tbsp Fat Free Reddi Whip

  • 1 tbsp Light Cool Whip

DIRECTIONS:


Prepare Filling:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

  3. Peel and cube jicama.

  4. Toss jicama with melted butter in a medium sized bowl.

  5. Add cinnamon, apple pie spice, and sweetener stirring until combined.

  6. Lay the cubes on the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

  7. Uncover, flip the cubes over. Leave uncovered. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until it is cooked.

  8. The jicama will not get completely soft when baking. Expect to have a slight crisp center when eating and a slightly sweetened taste.

Prepare Healthier Crisp Topping: (Or Make it topless for a less fat version: Grease your pan directly with cooking spray and bake the jicama filling (as directed below) to perfection!)

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the topping ingredients expect the butter. Using a whisk, stir to incorporate.

  2. Add the softened butter to the mixture and stir until mixture can be easily formed into a ball.

Assemble the Healthier Pie:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Spray 9" baking pie pan (I use glass) with non-stick cooking spray. ( or put in individual ramekins).

  3. Pour roasted jicama mixture into prepared pie pan or ramekins.

  4. Sprinkle the crispy topping over the cubes

  5. Bake for an additional 7 minutes or until topping is slightly brown.

Serve the Healthier Pie:

  1. Allow pie to cool.

  2. Serve immediately after cooling or refrigerate.

  3. Cut into 6 slices.

  4. Transfer slice to a plate with a pie server

  5. Optional: Top each slice with optional topping (as an optional condiment)

ENJOY!


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Did you know studies show: Obesity among children and adolescents has tripled over the past three decades? With childhood obesity is on the rise, it's mind-blowing to think under-nutrition in children is still unresolved! Children are exposed to high-fat, high-sugar, high-salt, energy-dense, and micronutrient-poor foods, which tend to be lower in cost but also lower in nutrient quality. These dietary patterns, in conjunction with lower levels of physical activity, result in sharp increases in childhood obesity while under-nutrition issues remain unsolved. So getting healthy foods into children is now more important then ever. So Sugary Holiday desserts do not help the obesity problem for anyone (Childern or Adults). Jicama is a great alternative to some of the sugary fruits we make traditional holiday desserts out of. Jicama also improves digestive health, brain function, immune system, bone health, heart health, reduces blood pressure and helps prevent anemia.


The goal with these healthy recipes is to show that eating healthy doesn't have to be a struggle and can be delicious and good for you and the kiddos simultaneously. Thus, our mission is to not only guide you to improving your physical health but also create a healthy mindset and healthy finances so you can be truly present in life to enjoy what matters most to you. Liberating parents for love empowers parents to be truly present in the moment, with their children to empower them to grow up into tomorrow’s leaders.


Remember it's not about depriving yourself of delicious food, it's about being mindful of your choices, portion sizes, and coming up with healthier alternatives that are just as tasty, if not better.


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