Dessert is a taboo word for most people. As more people struggle with their weight or try to find a way to cut down on the junk food they eat, dessert seems important to avoid. But there are times after a meal where the sweet tooth takes control and you want to satisfy it. The first thing that comes to mind are healthy desserts.

Unfortunately, most of these healthy desserts are either chock full of artificial sweeteners. Those artificial sweeteners can take a negative toll on the body. An alternative is to look at apple recipes. These healthy apple recipes are full of flavor and are a better choice.

One of the best apple recipes is this twist on an apple crisp. It’s simple to make and is something that your entire family will love.


4 large apples
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon minced crystalized ginger
Fat free Greek yogurt

How to Make It

Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F. Next, remove the stems and the cores from the apple. It is important that you don’t cut all the way through when coring the apples. You want to leave the bottom intact.

In a spate bowl, mix the pecans, honey, oats and ginger. When well blended, add in 1/3 cup of apple cider. Then mix well. Next, spray the bottom of a baking dish and place the cored apples on it. Now, take the mixture and fill the center of each apple with it. Fill around the apples with the remaining apple cider and place the baking dish in the oven. Cover the baking dish with heavy duty foil.

Allow the apples to cook for about 20 minutes or until tender. Remove the foil and bake an additional 10 minutes and remove from the oven. Begin to plate the apples up and top them with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

This twist on an apple crisp is certain to be a hit with your entire family. It’s simple to make, full of flavor, and will hit the spot. Best of all it is one of the best choices for healthy desserts when looking at apple recipes.