Apple Crisp Fries

All the flavor of a crisp coats deliciously baked apple fries. Dunk the delicious morsels into a cream cheese flavored dip.

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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!

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Apple Crisp Fries
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored
  • ⅓ cup quick cooking Oatmeal
  • 2 ½ tbsp. walnuts
  • ⅓ cup Whole wheat flour
  • 2 ½ tbsp. Sugar
  • 1¼ tsp. ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup light butter, melted
Dip:
  • ¼ cup fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup lite cool whip
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place a wire rack onto a baking sheet.
  2. In a small food processor or spice grinder, pulse oatmeal and walnuts until they look like flour.
  3. Pour into a shallow bowl or plastic bag. Mix with flour, walnuts, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Pour melted butter into a shallow baking dish.
  5. Cut apples into ½ inch slices
  6. Dip apple into melted butter. Let excess drip off.
  7. Dredge into oatmeal mixture.
  8. Place on wire rack.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.
  10. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and vanilla. Fold in cool whip.
Notes
Nutritional value per serving: Cal 143 Fat 6 grams Carbs 22 grams Fiber 2 grams Protein 3 grams
Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Teri says

    Do the apples get soft or are they hard I have a food aversion to hot hard apples ( like when an apple pies apples are not soft) I know I’m weird

    • Christie Daruwalla says

      When I made mine, I used two different types of apples. One that would stay crunchy but was less sweet like a Granny Smith or Honeycrisp (that is what I used). It did stay pretty firm. I also used some sweeter ones like a fuji that got soft when baked. So If you stick with a Honeycrisp or Granny Smith they should keep their firmness. I wasn’t sure which I would like better. I’m still not sure I do. They were both good :)

  2. says

    These sound fantastic. I love that it’s a treat, but still pretty healthy. My little one would definitely love these- I think we’ll be making them soon!

    • Christie Daruwalla says

      Thanks Helen. That is really the way we try to eat now. Healthy 80-90% of the time then finding healthier ways to enjoy treats or the other 10% of the time.

  3. Jessica says

    I think this sounds like a wonderful recipe, and I would like to make it for my family. However, my husband is allergic to nuts and I haven’t given my toddlers nuts yet. Do you think this could be made without walnuts? Should I use more oatmeal?

    • Christie Daruwalla says

      Hi Jessica, Yes, I think you can just omit the nuts. I don’t think you’ll need to add more oatmeal. Would love to hear how it turns out without the nuts.

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