Baked Apple Rings with Caramel Sauce

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)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 205
  • Calories from fat: 2%
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 3.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 46.2g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 151mg
  • Calcium: 20mg

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

  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.
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