By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

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.

To make this plant based, use a milk substitute.

Number of servings

Serves 8


  1. 2 large apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  2. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 12 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries
  7. For the topping

  8. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  9. 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  10. 2 tablespoons sugar
  11. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  12. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  13. 4 tablespoons cold trans-free margarine, cut into pieces
  14. 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  15. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


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

  • Calories 222
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol Trace
  • Sodium 202 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 38 g
  • Dietary fiber 4 g
  • Added sugars 6 g
  • Protein 4 g
July 26, 2022