Baked Cinnamon Apples

‘Tis the season of homemade apple pie ala mode, but with anywhere from 500-12oo calories per serving, is it really worth it?  Why not try this healthier dessert instead – only 138 calories and zero grams of fat.  I promise you, it’s super easy and worth it!

Baked Cinnamon Apples

Original recipe was found at Eating Well.

Ingredients:

  • 4 organic granny smith apples
  • 4 teaspoons organic brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup white wine (I used pinot grigio)

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Create a small well in the center of apples by cutting out the stem and core and leaving the bottom intact. I used a melon baller – which worked great.
  • Transfer the apples to an 8×8 inch glass baking dish.
  • Fill each well with a teaspoon of brown sugar.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon over apples.

    • Pour wine around the apples, cover with foil and bake until soft, about 1 hour.
    • Let cool before serving.

Nutrition:
138 calories, 0 grams fat, 0 cholesterol, 0 protein, 5 grams fiber, 220 mg potassium
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If you need to top it with something cool, try Vanilla Maple Arctic Zero.
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Yes, you read that right, 150 calories per pint!  It’s not ice cream, but it’s still really good!

If you want added crunch, try adding a teaspoon of chopped walnuts or pecans.

This recipe is so good I will confidently serve it at my next dinner party.

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17 thoughts on “Baked Cinnamon Apples

    • It isn’t ice cream though. So I couldn’t just sit there and eat the whole pint of it, but for something cold with these apples – it’s great!

  1. Oh, I love baked apples, these look amazing. When in season I go scrumping for bramley apples which are perfect for baking too (so sour they turn your face inside out)! Going to be baking these for desert tonight 😉 thanks!

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