Monday, October 28, 2013

80(ish)--- Baked "Caramel" Apples {Health-ified Caramel Apples}

If you want a truly easy, all natural, gluten-free, almost healthy dessert for 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
Serves 8

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

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