Apple Crisp


  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons Equal for recipes or 12 packets Equal sweetener or 1/2 cup Equal Spoonful
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 4 cups sliced peeled apples


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C)
  2. Combine apple juice, Equal, cornstarch, lemon peel and apples in medium saucepan. Heat to boiling
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until juice is thickened and apples begin to lose their crispness (about 5 minutes).
  4. Arrange apples in 8-inch square baking pan.
  5. Sprinkle crispy topping over apples.
  6. Bake in oven until topping is browned and apples are tender (about 25 minutes).
  7. Serve warm.

Apple Crisp Topping


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Equal for Recipes or 8 packets Equal sweetner or 1/3 cup Equal Spoonful
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoons cold margarine, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut (can be purchased in health stores)


  1. Combine flour, Equal and spices in small bowl.
  2. Cut in margarine with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in oats and coconut.

Food Exchanges: 1 Bread, 2 Fat, 1 Fruit

Recipe courtesy of Merisant Corporation and the NutraSweet Company, amkers of Equal.

Nutritional Info (per serving):
Makes 6 Servings
Calories:   196
Protein:   2g
Carbohydrate:   27g
Fat:   10g
Cholesterol:   0mg
Sodium:   91mg

Marlene Koch

Marlene Koch, RD, (pronounced "Cook") has specialized in delicious food and healthy lifestyles for over twenty years. Thus, when Marlene realized she couldn’t bake a delicious cake without sugar for her stepdaughter newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she set out to find the sweet solution! Marlene is now a foremost authority on sugar and sugar substitutes and the author of the best-selling healthy, low-sugar hardback cookbook series which includes Unbelievable Desserts and Fantastic Food with Splenda, and her newest release, Marlene Koch’s Sensational Splenda Recipes: 375 Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat and Calories (M.Evans publisher). With combined sales of over 600,000 copies, Marlene and her books successfully bridge the gap between good food and good health!

Marlene graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in nutrition from U.C.L.A. in 1986 and is one of a select group of dietitians to hold an advanced certificate in Child and Adolescent Weight Management from the American Dietetic Association. Combining her love of food with her educational foundation, she has held such positions as Hospital Foodservice Director, Nutrition Professor, Cooking Instructor for the Columbus State Culinary Academy and as a national nutrition educator to chefs for the American Culinary Federation. Her passion for teaching others how to make healthy food taste delicious also extend to her private nutrition practice specializing in weight loss, diabetes, and wellness.

Marlene loves to teach (and to eat!); her energetic and upbeat style has made her a popular food and nutrition speaker for organizations such as the American Diabetes and American Heart Associations and sought after for television and radio appearances which have included affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and Shaw TV (Vancouver) and radio stations nationwide.

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