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Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

Rhubarb and Apple CrumbleA warm fruit dessert combining two favorites - apples and rhubarb. You can add that optional frozen yogurt or ice cream topping and still have a healthy dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups peeled, cored, 3/4-inch cubed Granny Smith apples
2 1/2 cups 3/4-inch cubed fresh red rhubarb
1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup water or apple juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (optional)

3/4 cup quick or old-fashioned oats, uncooked
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful**
2 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Frozen yogurt, ice cream or whipped topping (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Filling, combine apples, rhubarb, 1/2 cup Equal® and cornstarch. Place in 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.
  2. Combine water, lemon juice and lemon peel. Pour over fruit mixture. Cover and bake in preheated 400°F (205°C) oven 20 to 25 minutes or until fruit is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, for Topping, combine oats, raisins, nuts, 1/3 cup Equal®, melted butter and cinnamon until well blended. Remove cover from fruit. Sprinkle with oats mixture.
  4. Return to oven and bake, uncovered, an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until topping is crisp. Serve warm with frozen yogurt, ice cream or whipped topping, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

*May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener.

**May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 177, protein 3 g, carbohydrate 26 g, fat 8 g, cholesterol 10 mg, sodium 45 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 starch, 1 1/2 fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.