2 teaspoons butter
4 large baking apples (such as Rome Beauty or Cortland), peeled, cored and sliced 1/3 inch thick
1 cup apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Frozen low-fat vanilla yogurt for serving
Heat the butter or oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until the butter is melted. Using a wooden spoon, gently stir in the apple slices, apple cider, golden raisins, brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and cinnamon.
Cook the apple mixture, gently stirring occasionally, until the apples are golden and soft but not mushy, about 12 minutes.
Let the apple mixture cool slightly before spooning into individual dessert bowls. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled with scoops of frozen yogurt on top. Alternatively, you could use Cool Whip Sugar Free Topping or Cool Whip's reduced or non-fat versions of whipped cream.
Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 199; Protein: 1 gram; Fat: 3 grams ( Saturated 1 gram); Sodium: 25 milligrams; 47 grams carbohydrates.
Extra: Apple Pie in a Glass
Apple Pie in a Glass is actually a healthy smoothie type beverage that does taste a lot like enjoying a piece of apple pie.
1-1/2 cup fat free or low-fat milk
3 tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy.
Yield: 2 servings
Serving size: 6 ounces
170 calories; 1.5g fat; 1g saturated fat; 10mg cholesterol; 8g protein; 30g carbohydrate; 0g fiber; 130mg sodium; 240mg calcium (25 percent of daily value).
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