Thursday, January 8, 2009

Baked Apples

I developed this recipe the other night (following our veggie quesidilla dinner :) ) and thought I would share it. It's rather light for a dessert, and so tasty! We were watching The Biggest Loser as we ate our apples, and feeling pretty good about our dessert!

2 large apples, cut in half and cored
4 heaping tablespoons of brown sugar
2 tbsp butter
4 tbsp raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup water
lowfat or fat free vanilla ice cream

Place apples in a square baking dish. Pour water in the dish. Stuff the center of each apple half with brown sugar, sprinkling some over the entire half of the apple and into the baking dish. Top with raisins, then with half of a tablespoon of butter. Sprinkle each apple generously with cinnamon. Cover the dish tightly with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover. Baste each apple with the juices from the dish. Continue to bake for 10 minutes, basting one more time after 5 minutes. Remove from oven. If the juices are still pretty thin, remove the apples from the dish and place the dish back into the oven until the juices thicken into a light syrup. To serve, place apples in a bowl and spoon some of the syrup from the baking dish over the apple. Top with one scoop of lowfat or fat free vanilla ice cream. Sprinkle with granola.

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