Spiced Baked Apples with Vanilla Sauce

Spiced Baked Apples with Vanilla Sauce

4 medium apples, cored (use Granny Smith for tart flavor; use Gala for sweet flavor)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
12 tsp SPLENDA (R) No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 oz fat-free sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
3/4 cup fat-free skim milk

Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a vegetable peeler, peel a 1/2-inch horizontal strip around apples to help release juices during baking. Place apples in a 9 X 9-inch baking dish.

Combine cinnamon, ginger and Splenda in a small bowl. Place 1 tablespoon of cinnamon mixture in cored-out center of each apple, then sprinkle with remaining cinnamon mixture. Combine water and lemon juice in a cup. Pour liquid around apples.

Bake until apples are soft when pierced with a knife, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Pour pudding mix into a medium bowl. Whisk in milk to make a fairly thin sauce. Place one apple on a plate and drizzle with sauce. Yields 1 apple and about a scant 1/2 cup of sauce per serving.

POINTS® Value  2
Servings  4

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