Apple Crumble with Toasted-Oat Topping

Desserts > Cobblers/Crisps

6 medium apples
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking rolled oats
3 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 12×8 inch baking dish with no-stick spray. Cut the apples in half lengthwise. Remove the cores and stems and discard. Cut the apples into thin slices. Place the apples and the applesauce in the prepared baking dish. Toss to coat the apples evenly with the applesauce. Spread out evenly in the baking dish. In a small bowl, mix the oats, wheat germ, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Drizzle with the oil. Add the butter. Mix with your fingers to work the oil and butter into the dry ingredients. Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over the apples. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the topping is golden and the apples are bubbling. Serve warm.
Makes 6 generous servings.