Spiced Baked Apples with Vanilla Sauce

Total Time
35 min
15 min
20 min
We gave our baked apples a nice flavor twist: They're filled with a cinnamon-ginger mixture and then drizzled with a homemade vanilla sauce.


fresh apple(s)

4 medium, cored*

ground cinnamon

1 tsp

ground ginger

½ tsp

SPLENDA® Sweetener, no calorie, packets

¼ cup(s)


¼ cup(s)

fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp

fat-free sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix

¼ oz, about 2 Tbsp

fat free skim milk

¾ cup(s)


  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. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, ginger and Splenda. Place 1 tablespoon of cinnamon mixture in cored-out center of each apple; sprinkle remaining cinnamon mixture over apples. 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. Yields 1 apple and about 1/4 cup of sauce per serving.


*Use Granny Smith apples for a tart flavor and Gala for a sweeter flavor.

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