Spiced Baked Apples with Vanilla Sauce
SmartPoints® value per serving
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.
4 medium, cored*
Splenda No Calorie sweetener packets
Fresh lemon juice
Fat-free sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
¼ oz, about 2 Tbsp
Fat free skim milk
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake until apples are soft when pierced with a knife, about 15 to 20 minutes; remove from oven and let cool.
- 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.