Baked Apple Rings with Caramel Sauce

Baked Apple Rings with Caramel Sauce Recipe
Photo: Karry Hosford
A cider-spiked batter coats apple rings that are browned in a skillet and then baked. The honeyed flavor of Golden Delicious apples makes them a winner in this dessert.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 apple slices and 1 tablespoon caramel sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 205
Caloriesfromfat 2 %
Fat 0.5 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 3.7 g
Carbohydrate 46.2 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 151 mg
Calcium 20 mg

Ingredients

4 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cored
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of freshly grated nutmeg
1/3 cup apple cider
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
1/4 cup fat-free caramel sundae syrup, divided
Powdered sugar (optional)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°.

Slice apples crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Set aside 8 largest slices; reserve remaining apple for another use.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, granulated sugar, salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Stir in cider and egg whites (batter will be thick).

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Dip 4 apple slices in batter; place in pan. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Arrange apple slices on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; lightly coat apple slices with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining apple slices.

Bake apple slices at 400° for 10 minutes or until edges are crisp. Drizzle each of 4 plates with 1 tablespoon caramel sauce; top with 2 apple slices. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

Note:

Martha Condra,

October 2002
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