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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cups - brown sugar
  • 1/4 cups - walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons - trans-fat free margarine or butter
  • 1 teaspoons - cinnamon
  • 6 - Gala or Macintosh apples, cored
  • 1/2 cups - apple juice or apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons - orange liqueur (optional)
  • Directions:

    In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, walnuts, margarine or butter, and cinnamon. If you don’t want to use walnuts, you could use pecans or go nut-free by substituting with ¼ cup chopped raisins, prunes, or granola! Another great substitution is ¼ cup of rolled quick oats moistened with a tablespoon of water before stuffing the apples.

    Use a grapefruit spoon that has the sharp edges (or a melon baller or small paring knife) and core most of the way through, I leave about ½ inch apple left at the bottom. You could remove the skin but I find that it helps to hold the apple together as it bakes - it also adds extra fiber which is always a plus.

    Fill the apples with the filling and place them in the crock-pot.

    Pour the apple juice or cider (and the liqueur, if using) into the crock-pot, around the apples. If you don’t have apple juice or cider, you can use apple lime juice or apple vinegar (diluted with water and a little sugar).

    Set the crock-pot on high heat and cook 2½ to 3 hours until the apples are soft and begin to collapse.

    If you don’t have a crockpot, you can use a 7x11 casserole dish or stock pot. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and cover the pan with aluminum foil. They’ll take about 45 minutes to one hour. A glass baking dish is also an option, just be sure to lower the heat slightly 5-10 degrees since glass can cause food to burn.

    Brief Description

    A fruit-based dessert with the same flavors as apple pie; easy to make in the crockpot.

    Main Ingredient:

    apples

    Category:  Desserts

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 2 hour(s) 30 min

    Notes

    If you’re making this recipe for a large crowd, you could do these in the oven in a large disposable roasting pan and just double the recipe. They also taste delish with a scoop of low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt.

    You can refrigerate these for up to 3 days, but store them in an air-tight container so they don’t pick up odors from the fridge.

    Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1 apple): 214 calories, 1 g protein, 34g carbohydrates, 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 2g fiber, 50 mg sodium.

    Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 5

    Source

    http://skinnychef.com/recipes/baked-apples

    Posted By:

    dealsofsweetness

    Posted On:

    May 13, 2014

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