Autumn Apple Pistachio Crisp-MainPhoto

Autumn Apple Pistachio Crisp-MainPhoto

UPDATED November 1st, 2017

Here’s a healthy new take on traditional Fall fruit crisps—the sugar is reduced and replaced with orange juice and the usual whipped cream or ice cream is replaced with Greek yogurt. It’s also a great chance to teach some cooking basics to your kids—they can help with the measuring and assembly of the dish.

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Serves: 6

2 T sugar
3 T butter
1 t cinnamon
1 T orange zest
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ½-inch pieces
3 Honey Crisp apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ½-inch pieces
½ c all purpose flour
¼ c finely chopped pistachios
1/4 c dry oats
2 T. freshly squeezed orange juice
½ c Greek plain yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare a baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, 1 T melted butter, cinnamon and orange zest. Add apples; gently toss to combine. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, pistachios, oats, and remaining butter. Using your fingers, mix to form a crumb consistency. Sprinkle crumbs over apples. Drizzle with freshly squeezed orange juice. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling. Uncover and bake for another 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven; serve with Greek yogurt.