Fab Apple and Blueberry Dessert Recipe

Meal Makeover Moms is an absolutely fab resource run by dietitians Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex. They have created a series of online videos featuring great tips, and cooking demonstrations, on how to improve the eating habits of the whole family.

Liz and Janice demonstrate how to cook in an easy, step-by-step way, with a few healthy eating tips thrown in for good measure. Check out this short demonstration for making Apple Blueberry Walnut Crisp. The recipe sounds delicious!

Apple Blueberry Walnut Crisp
Makes 6 Servings


  • 3 large red, or golden delicious apples (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 pint blueberries (1 cup), or 1 cup frozen wild blueberries

Crisp Topping:

  • 3/4 cup walnuts, very finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Combine the apples, brown sugar, flour, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large bowl and toss to coat. Gently toss in the blueberries. Place the apple mixture in an 8 x 8-inch baking dish and set aside.
3. To make the topping, combine the walnuts, oats, brown sugar, whole wheat flour, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the canola oil and stir until the dry ingredients are well coated.
4. Spread the topping evenly over the fruit mixture. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until the fruit is tender and the topping is golden brown (cover with foil if the topping browns too quickly).

Nutrition information per serving: 260 calories, 16g fat, (1.5g saturated, 2.3g omega-3), 105mg sodium, 30g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 4g protein, 10% vitamin C.

Please let me know what you thought if you do give the recipe a go!

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Family Nutritionist August 6, 2007 at 2:48 pm

Meal Makeovers! This is what I do all the time! I’ve never ground up walnuts and flax seeds, though.

Our next dessert is going to be peaches and blackberries, since that’s what is in season right here right now.


Melanie August 6, 2007 at 8:52 pm

Family Nutritionist – I’ve never ground up walnuts and flax seeds either, sounds great! I had a look in my grocery store for ground flax seeds though and couldn’t find them, although I didn’t really expect to find them there anyway! Hopefully my local health food shore will have them.

Glad to hear from you again!


Jane J. October 25, 2010 at 4:13 am

I made this recipe – with a few minor changes. Due to allergies in my home pecans replaced walnuts & all purpose flour replaced the whole wheat (as I did have any ground today) I also used diabetic brown sugar substitute to make it “no sugar added” It was fabulous!! My husband requested I make it again. Friends who were over enjoyed it, also! I give at least 4.5 out of 5 stars!!


Melanie October 28, 2010 at 6:35 pm

That’s brilliant news, Jane!! Yippee… glad everyone liked it so much :-)


Jane J. October 25, 2010 at 4:18 am

Buy a inexpensive coffee grinder to grind your own flaxseed. I can only grind about 1/4 cup at one time but you rarely need more than that. The nutritional content is higher when freshly ground.


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