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Cat Cora’s ricotta hotcakes with warm cinnamon apples

7
5
5
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
43 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
28 min
Serves
5
Difficulty
Easy
For the best results, use Pink Lady, Fuji or Gala apples.

Ingredients

fresh apple(s)

3 medium, peeled, cored, roughly chopped

fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp

water

1 Tbsp

ground cinnamon

1 tsp, or to taste

egg(s)

4 large

part-skim ricotta cheese

1 cup(s)

sugar

1½ Tbsp

lemon zest

1 tsp

baking soda

½ tsp

baking powder

½ tsp

white all-purpose flour

½ cup(s)

olive oil cooking spray

4 spray(s)

powdered sugar

2 tsp

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, combine apples, lemon juice, water, and cinnamon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft, 8-10 minutes; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, ricotta, sugar, zest, baking soda, and baking powder until smooth. Slowly add flour; mix until just combined.
  3. Off heat, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. When hot, spoon a scant 1/4 cup batter into skillet for each hot cake. Cook until browned on bottom, 2-3 minutes; flip and cook until done, 2-3 minutes more. (Be careful not to overcrowd pan – cook in batches and spray pan with more cooking spray between each batch.) Serve hotcakes topped with cinnamon apples, dusted with powdered sugar.
  4. Serving size: 2 hot cakes with a heaping 1/3 c apple topping

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