Amazing Apples – Apple Crisp

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Enjoy an apple or two fresh from the orchard or baked into a delicious treat today, and tomorrow, and the next day.

Apple Crisp

6 cups apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (Macintosh, Gala or Granny Smith)
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
3/4 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats (not quick cooking)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup erythritol
4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1/4 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the lemon juice and arrowroot powder and mix with apples; set aside. Combine flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and erythritol in a large bowl. Cut butter into mixture until crumbly.

Coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread apple mixture evenly in the bottom of the baking dish and top with oat mixture and sprinkle with pecans. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes until topping is golden brown. Makes 9 servings.

Nutrition information per serving: 211 calories, 4 grams protein, 7 grams fat, 43 grams carbohydrate, 106 mg sodium.

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Amazing Apples – Immune Boost

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Reason #7 to eat an apple a day:

Boost your Immune System – An antioxidant, quercetin, found in red apples can fortify your immune system.

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Amazing Apples – A Happy Heart

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Reason #6 to eat an apple a day:

Give you a Happy Heart – The fiber in apples binds with fats in the intestine and lowers blood cholesterol levels, reducing the risk for heart disease.

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Amazing Apples – Shut Down Diabetes

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Reason #5 to eat an apple a day:

Shut Down Diabetes – A study found that women who ate at least one apple a day were 28% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who didn’t. The fiber in apples helps to blunt blood sugar swings.

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Amazing Apples – Cancer Fighters

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Reason #4 to eat an apple a day:

Apples are Cancer Fighters – Compounds found in the apple peel, triterpenoids, fight cancer cells with anti-growth activities.

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