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Spiced baked apples with vanilla sauce

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Dig your spoon into these sweet, juicy treats. Nothing beats them on a cold, blustery day.

Ingredients

Fresh apple(s)

4 medium, cored (use Granny Smith for tart flavour; use Gala for sweet flavour)

Ground cinnamon

1 tsp(s)

Ground ginger

½ tsp(s)

Sugar substitute

¼ cup(s)

Water

¼ cup(s)

Fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp(s)

Fat-free sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix

¼ oz, about 2 Tbsp

Skim milk

¾ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a vegetable peeler, peel a 1/2-inch horizontal strip around apples to help release juices during baking. Place apples in a 9 X 9-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine cinnamon, ginger and Splenda in a small bowl. Place 1 tablespoon of cinnamon mixture in cored-out centre of each apple, then sprinkle with remaining cinnamon mixture. Combine water and lemon juice in a cup. Pour liquid around apples.
  3. Bake until apples are soft when pierced with a knife, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  4. Pour pudding mix into a medium bowl. Whisk in milk to make a fairly thin sauce. Place one apple on a plate and drizzle with sauce.
  5. Yields 1 apple and about 1/4 cup of sauce per serving.