Saturday, November 6, 2010

Apricot Almond Crisp

Found this recipe in Weight Watchers Weekly from the week of February 7, 2010.

Apricot Almost Crisp

Enjoy this sublimely satisfying slow-cooker dessert with loved ones-or any time you want a memorable, yet easy, treat.

4 points pers serving
Prep: 15 minutes
Slow cook: 4 hours
Serves 6


1 spray cooking spray
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
1/4 cup whole blanched almonds, finely chopped
1 Tbsp cold butter
1 to 2 Tbsp fat free milk
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
3/4 tsp ground ginger
2 (14 oz) cans apricot halves in juice, drained and cut in half
3/4 tsp almond extract


Spray 5 or 6 quart slow cooker stoneware with nonstick spray
To make topping, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, wheat germ, and almonds in medium bowl. With fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add milk, tossing lightly with fork, just until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Mix granulated sugar and ginger in medium bowl. Add apricots and almond extract; toss to coat. Transfer apricot mixture to slow cookers. Sprinkle with topping; lightly spray with nonstick spray. Cover and cook until topping is crisp and begins to brown, about 4 hours on low.

Serve wtih 1/4 cup fat free vanilla frozen yogurt