You'll love how simple these apple squares are to make. The dough does double-duty as the crust and streusel topping. Try them topped with cinnamon ice cream. Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 1998

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Work in oil and apple juice concentrate with your fingers until coarse crumbs form.

  • Firmly press 2 cups of the oat mixture into prepared pan. Arrange apples over crust in three rows. Mix walnuts into remaining oat mixture. Sprinkle walnut mixture evenly over apples and pat firmly into an even layer.

  • Bake until top is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a sharp knife, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; 4.3 g total fat; 0.4 g saturated fat; 96 mg sodium. 87 mg potassium; 29 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 2.1 g protein; 7 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 4 mcg folate; 29 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 21 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 4 stars
Simple to make! This is an easy apple dessert for those (like me) who are intimidated by baking. Easy to make and low calorie. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I've made these four times in as many weeks. They are great! (The lemon zest is what makes them.) Everyone I've made them for has asked for the recipe and been thrilled and surprised to learn they are semi-virtuous. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This crumble recipe is great but I tripled the apples to give it more moisture. (I added a layer to the bottom of the pan then another layer on top of the last of the crumble.) My boyfriend can't get enough of it! Read More