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.
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
1/4 cup fat-free caramel sundae syrup, divided
Powdered sugar (optional)
How to Make It
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.
I made these this morning. The batter seemed a bit thick. Next time I'll thin it. It took more than 2 minutes to brown. But they were okay. They look really nice on the plate and I'll make them again, but I will add something to give them a kick—orange liquor?
If you love apples, this one's for you. Almost like an inside-out crepe, with the large piece of apple coated in the thin pancake-like batter. I only wished the apple cider taste was stronger. The combination of caramel and apple was delicious. Company-worth for sure.
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