Maple Apples

Maple Apples
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Summary
Sautéing apples caramelizes their natural sugars creating a rich, sweet flavor. These apples are tossed in a low sugar syrup made from apple cider and sugar-free maple syrup for a delicious, diabetes-friendly dessert. Or, serve over plain Greek yogurt for a sweet but filling breakfast.
  • Prep time
    7 min
  • Cook time
    14 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 apple
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 apple
  • Amount per serving Calories 70

  • Total Fat 2.5g
    • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 5mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 10g
  • Protein 1g

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Fruit

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Granny Smith or other tart apple (unpeeled and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges)
    2
  • lemon juice
    1 tbsp
  • canola oil
    1 tsp
  • apple cider
    1/4 cup
  • sugar-free maple-type syrup
    1 tbsp
  • ground cloves
    1/4 tsp
  • ground cinnamon
    1/4 tsp
  • slivered almonds (toasted)
    1 tbsp
Directions

Directions

  1. Toss the apple slices with the lemon juice.

  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the apples and sauté for 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 6 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the apples from the pan and set aside.

  3. In the same skillet add all the remaining ingredients except the almonds. Bring to a boil and cook over medium-high heat until syrupy, scraping up any bits of apple remaining in the pan. Add back the apples and sprinkle with the sliced almonds.

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