Spiced Baked Apples with Vanilla Sauce
4 medium apples, cored (use Granny Smith for tart flavor; use
Gala for sweet flavor)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
12 tsp SPLENDA (R) No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 oz fat-free sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
3/4 cup 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.
Combine cinnamon, ginger and Splenda in a small bowl. Place 1
tablespoon of cinnamon mixture in cored-out center of each apple, then sprinkle
with remaining cinnamon mixture. 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 a scant 1/2 cup of sauce per serving.
POINTS® Value 2