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Sweet and Savory Baked Apples

Serve these Sweet and Savory Baked Apples as a side dish or as an appetizer with whole grain crackers.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

  • Calories 150
  • Carbohydrate 17 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Fat 8 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Sodium 290 mg

This Recipe Serves 6

Ingredients

6 Five-Ounce Ramekins
Cooking Spray
2 Granny Smith Apples (medium size), peeled, seeded and diced
2 Honey Crisp Apples (medium size), peeled, seeded and diced
2 Tbsp melted Smart Balance Light (or no trans fat margarine)
2 Tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar
1/8 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
¼ tsp. salt (optional)
6 each lite spreadable cheese wedges (Laughing Cow Lite Swiss Cheese Wedges)
6 Tbsp Slivered Almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place Ramekins on a baking sheet and coat each with cooking spray.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine apples, melted Smart Balance, Splenda Brown Sugar, ground nutmeg and salt. Combine well.
  4. Fill each ramekin about half full of apples. Place one cheese wedge on top of apples and press to spread over the apples. Fill the ramekins with the remaining apples, mounding them over the rim of the ramekin.
  5. Bake in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top each ramekin with 1 Tablespoon of slivered almonds. Return to the oven to finish baking.
  6. Bake for 15 more minutes or until apples are bubbling and almonds are toasted. Remove from oven and let cool to just warmer than room temperature and serve. Can also be eaten cold or heated up in the microwave the next day.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Verify that the ingredients that you are using are gluten-free (and not cross- contaminated) and this dish can be gluten-free.

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