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Baked Apple Rings with Caramel Sauce

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 apple slices and 1 tablespoon caramel sauce)
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.

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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

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

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.