Appalachian Whole-Grain Apple Bake

Appalachian Whole-Grain Apple Bake

Crust:
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons softened butter
4 tablespoons canola oil

Filling:
2 large Gala apples, peeled, cored and cut into bite-sized chunks
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into bite-sized chunks
1 1/2 cups natural, unsweetened apple juice, divided
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
Pinch salt
1/4 cup apple butter, preferably unsweetened
1/2 cup lowfat granola

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In medium bowl, mix together dry crust ingredients. Cut in butter and canola oil until mixture is completely combined. Press crust mixture into bottom of 8×8 or 9×9-inch square baking pan. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees.

Prepare filling: In saucepan over medium heat, cook apples in 1 cup apple juice for 5 minutes or until tender. Mix cornstarch with remaining 1/2 cup apple juice in small bowl. Add to cooking apples, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and cornstarch is completely cooked. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and salt. Set aside. Using back of spoon or spatula, spread prepared crust with apple butter. Top with cooked apple mixture. Sprinkle with granola. Bake 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Makes 9 Servings
Serving Size: 8 ounces

Nutrients per serving:
Calories: 251
Total fat: 9 grams (33% of calories)
Saturated fat: 2 grams
Cholesterol: 7 mg
Sodium: 50 mg
Carbohydrate: 41 grams (63% of calories)
Protein: 3 grams (4% of calories)
Dietary fiber: 4 grams