Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  308
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  54 g
  • Fat  9 g
  • Cholesterol  11 mg
  • Sodium  45 mg
  • Potassium  155 mg
  • Phosphorus  56 mg
  • Calcium  32 mg
  • Fiber  2.0 g

Apple Crisp

What could be more comforting than a nice slice of Apple Crisp for a snack or dessert that’s sure to satisfy and fit the kidney diet? Renal dietitian, Cristin from Pennsylvania, introduces her easy-to-make, low-potassium recipe packed with the flavor, fiber and wholesome goodness of apples.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Cristin from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 5 medium apples
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups white all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4  cup shortening


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. 
  2. Spray a 9" x 9" pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Peel, core and slice apples.
  4. Combine 1 cup granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons flour and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Add sliced apples and toss to coat. 
  5. Pour apple mixture into prepared pan.
  6. Mix oatmeal, remaining flour, brown sugar, remaining cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder. Cut butter and vegetable shortening into this mixture with a pastry blender or a fork. 
  7. Pour topping over apples.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 starch
  • 1-1/2 fat
  • 1 high calorie 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Make this dessert diabetes-friendly. Substitute Splenda® granular for white sugar and Splenda® brown sugar blend for brown sugar with to reduce calories to 280 and carbohydrate to 20 grams per serving.
  • 1 medium apple yields approximately 1 cup after peeled and cored.

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Apple Crisp

Shari McKibben says:


I made the regular and the diabetic recipe for a patient party. The regular was delicious. The diabetic recipe did not turn out at all. It was very dark brown and a sticky mess. Moderator comment: Thanks for the feedback. We will go to the kitchen and rework the diabetic version.

Nov. 14, 2012, 8:45 AM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Crisp

jean1234 says:


I am Diabetic also I would not be able to eat all mthat sugar

Oct. 08, 2012, 8:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Crisp



I saw this recipe--I make apple crisp but use only brown sugar, butter, apples and flour and cinnamon. Eliminate the veg. shortening, baking powder, white sugar and baking soda. It's an old family recipe and tastes great--saving tons of sugar and the phosphates from the soda and baking powder--then you can eat more!! Give it a try.

May. 17, 2009, 12:46 PM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Crisp

henipeni says:


This is really GOOD. However,1/2 cup is not realistic. And BTW, is it so goo served warm with either fat-free Cool Whip(tm) or sneek a little cream on top. I suppose rice milk would taste good with it, also.

Nov. 17, 2008, 1:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

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