Baked Apples

02 Sep Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author E. Saavedra

Ingredients

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 4 small cooking apples- Roma or McIntosh varieties
  • 1 T. finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice
  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks optional
  • 1/3 c. sugar free maple flavor syrup
  • 2 T. water

SAUCE

  • 1 T. sugar free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 c. almond milk or rice milk unfortified
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon or apple pie spice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray bottom of an 8 x 8 baking pan well with cooking spray.
  3. Peel a small strip of skin from middle of each apple and discard skin.
  4. Core apples tops, leaving bottom 1/4 to 1/3 of core in place.
  5. Place apples in baking dish.
  6. In a small bowl combine pecans, cinnamon or apple pie spice.
  7. Pack even amounts of spice mixture into apple cores.
  8. If using, place a cinnamon stick into each apple core with the spices.
  9. Combine sugar free syrup and water, whisk together and pour over apples.
  10. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes until apples are tender.
  11. Baste apples with sauce every 5-10 minutes while cooking.

FOR SAUCE

  1. In a small bowl, combine almond or rice milk, vanilla, cinnamon or apple pie spice, and vanilla pudding mix.
  2. Whisk/ stir vigorously and put in airtight container.
  3. Chill until ready to use.

Recipe Notes

Potassium: 210
Sodium: 70
Phosphorus: 51