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Healthier Fresh Apricot Crisp
This healthier fresh apricot crisp is naturally sweetened with honey and pure maple syrup. This easy dessert recipe works well with peaches and nectarines, too!
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time32 mins
Total Time44 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 333kcal


For the filling:

  • 6 cups fresh apricots pitted AND sliced
  • zest of one small lemon about ½ teaspoon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup honey*

For the topping:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons ½ stick cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup


Make the filling:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the apricots, lemon zest, cornstarch, ginger, and cinnamon. Stir gently until apricots are evenly coated with the spices, and then gently stir in the honey. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

Make the topping:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, white whole-wheat flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add the butter cubes and use your fingers to work the butter into the oat mixture until it begins to clump together and the butter pieces are small. Stir in the maple syrup. Sprinkle topping over apricots.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown, 30-32 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.


*Adjust the amount of honey depending on the sweetness of your apricots. We find 1/3 cup to be perfect for apricots that are sweet-tart.


Serving: 1/6 recipe | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 3220IU | Vitamin C: 15.5mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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