Monday, October 28, 2013
If you want a truly easy, all natural, gluten-free, almost healthy dessert for Thanksgiving........here she is.
I really was not expecting this to turn out as a holiday-level dessert. But it is truly, almost unexpectedly, decadent. There's just something about fruit.
Baked "Caramel" Apples
4 large Golden delicious apples, halved, cored and seeded
4 tsp butter
3 Tbsp light brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a small paring knife to make a slightly larger well in each apple. Place apple halves, well side up, in a large baking dish sprayed lightly with baking spray.
Place 1/2 tsp butter into each apple well, then top with 1 tsp brown sugar. Place baking dish in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until apple halves are soft and brown sugar has melted. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Transfer apples to individual serving plates and drizzle with any remaining melted brown sugar from the baking dish. Top each half with ~1 1/2 tsp ground walnuts. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Info per 1 apple half: 110 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g protein, 12 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc at 3:30 AM