Diabetic Cooking

Country Strawberry Apple Cobbler

Preparation time: 18 minutes. Baking time: 45 minutes.


  • 3 small apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-calorie margarine spread (40% fat)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats


Preheat oven to 350°F. In a 9″ x 9″ square baking dish, place sliced apples and sliced strawberries. Toss them gently together. In a small mixing bowl, cream margarine spread and brown sugar. Stir in vanilla. Mix in cinnamon, flour, and rolled oats until it makes a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over fruit. Place in oven and bake for about 45 minutes until top is golden brown and fruit is tender. Slice into 8 squares and serve warm.

Yield: 8 squares.

Serving size: 1 square (about 1/2 cup).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 157 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 71 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 fruit, 1 starch, 1/2 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 2.

Sharon Palmer is a registered dietitian and freelance writer in Southern California.