Whole-wheat flour includes the nutritious wheat germ and bran coating of the grains. Besides fiber, whole-wheat flour adds a nutty taste and coarser texture.

Serves 8

Ingredients:

       
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
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  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
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  • 2 tablespoons sugar
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  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
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  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries

For the topping

       
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
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  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
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  • 2 tablespoons sugar
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  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
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  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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  • 4 tablespoons cold trans-free margarine, cut into pieces
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  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
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  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Heat the oven to 400 F. Lightly coat a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, add the apple slices. Sprinkle with lemon juice. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Add the mixture to the apples and toss gently to mix. Stir in the blueberries. Spread the apple-blueberry mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish. Set aside.

In another large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a fork, cut the cold margarine into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the milk and vanilla. Stir just until a moist dough forms. Turn the dough onto a generously floured work surface and, with floured hands, knead gently 6 to 8 times until the dough is smooth and manageable. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle 1/2-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Cut close together for a minimum of scraps. Gather the scraps and roll out to make more cuts.

Place the dough pieces over the apple-blueberry mixture until the top is covered. Bake until the apples are tender and the topping is golden, about 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Total carbohydrate: 38 g
  • Dietary fiber: 4 g
  • Sodium: 202 mg
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2 g
  • Total fat: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: Trace
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Calories: 222
  • Fats and oils: 1
  • Fruits: 2
  • Grains and grain products: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Fats: 1
  • Fruits: 2
  • Fats: 1
  • Fruits: 1 1/2
  • Starches: 1
Last Updated: 2015-07-02
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