I have to thank my husband for this recipe for Apple Crisp Fries. On our weekend away in Asheville, NC we were eating breakfast at the Corner Kitchen. We were talking about stopping at an Apple Festival on our way home and were brainstorming some ideas for apples. I wanted to think of something different. We talked about apple crumble but I did that last year. Some how the idea of apple fries came up. I got the idea to turn the topping of a crumble or crisp into the coating for apple and bake them like french fries. My husband, of course, thinks they were his idea. I’ll just let him think that.
I’m really lucky that I have an incredibly supportive husband. I like to think he was one of the smartest decisions I ever made. They always talk about love at first sight but for me it was love at first sound. The first time I heard his voice I knew he was “the one”. Thirteen years later, I still think he is “the one”. My daughter happens to think Apple Crisp Fries are perfect match for her, too. As desserts go, I think she picked a good one. These are mostly fruit with a little bit of oatmeal and butter. There is nothing overly decadent in them but the combination is magical.
They are also fun. I whipped up a little cream cheese and cool whip dip to go with them. It adds an extra little sweetness and what kid does not like dip. For that matter, what adult doesn’t like a dip either. These are the type of fries you can be happy to have your little munchkins eat. When she saw me writing about this recipe, my daughter begged me to make them again. They are that good!
- 4 apples, peeled, cored
- 1/3 cup quick cooking Oatmeal
- 2 ½ tbsp. walnuts
- 1/3 cup Whole wheat flour
- 2 ½ tbsp. Sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp. ground Cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Pinch salt
- ¼ cup light butter, melted
- 1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese, softened
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup lite cool whip
- Preheat oven to 425°. Place a wire rack onto a baking sheet.
- In a small food processor or spice grinder, pulse oatmeal and walnuts until they look like flour.
- Pour into a shallow bowl or plastic bag. Mix with flour, walnuts, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Pour melted butter into a shallow baking dish.
- Cut apples into ½ inch slices
- Dip apple into melted butter. Let excess drip off.
- Dredge into oatmeal mixture.
- Place on wire rack.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and vanilla. Fold in cool whip.
Nutritional value per serving: Cal 143 Fat 6 grams Carbs 22 grams Fiber 2 grams Protein 3 grams