3 Apple Delights: Pies, Cinnamon and Carmel Yumminess

Deserts made with apples are a yummy delight. In addition, they are a vitamin boost and the ultimate high fiber food. These classic apple deserts will satisfy your cravings for a luscious and healthy treat.

The Powerful Apple

Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and filled with fiber and potassium, apples are a crunchy, munchy SuperFood.  One apple contains nearly fifteen percent of the recommended requirement of vitamin C. An apple is also an excellent source of B-complex vitamins. However, most of an apple’s healthy antioxidants are in the skin so make these three apple desert recipes with unpeeled apples. 

Classic Apple Pie with a Healthy Twist

The apples in an apple pie have all the same nutrients as a plain apple but a pie can be packed with fat and sugar.  The trick is to think of sugar as a spice and not add more of the sweet stuff than you need for taste. This classic recipe uses less sugar, and if you want to add sweetness, opt for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Filling Ingredients

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl until  the sugar is dissolved and the apples are evenly coated. Rest mixture for 30 minutes or more to enhance flavors.

Fill your favorite pie shell with the filling and bake at 375 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until the center of the pie bubbles. Cool for 20 minutes or more.  (Nutrition hint: Save calories by rolling the piecrust thin.)

Easy Baked Apples with a Carmel Surprise

Baked apples are a simple and delicious desert that is perfect for casual dinners or family feasts. This recipe is topped with a dab of caramel sauce for added yumminess.

Baked Apples

Carmel Sauce

Mix and stir sugar, milk and butter over low heat until the mixture thickens (5 to 7 minutes). Serve small amount of the warm sauce over baked apples.

Chocolate-Carmel Apples on a Stick

Kids (and adults) love apples on a stick. Use the caramel sauce recipe above for the coating and dip in dark chocolate for added vitamins.

Remember, when you serve your guests a desert made with apples, you’re serving them a healthy helping of vitamins and fiber.

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