Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins
Apples are so good for you and make a wonderful dessert or even breakfast. This one is somewhere in between and best of all it doesn't have any fat! Can be ready start to finish in under 10 minutes - made in the microwave and can be easily scaled up or down for the number of people you're serving. If your looking to make this more dessert-like, include the optional toppings! WW points w/out optional ingredients = 1
- 1 medium apple, cubed into bite-size chunks
- 1 teaspoon Splenda granular
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄3 cup water, cold
- 2 tablespoons granola cereal (optional)
- 2 tablespoons fat-free cool whip (optional)
- 1 dash cinnamon (optional)
- Using a small to medium sized microwave-proof bowl (with lid if you have one), combine Splenda, cornstarch and cinnamon.
- Add 1/3 cup of cold water & vanilla, and whisk until blended. Add diced apple coat them with the cinnamon mixture.
- Cover the dish and microwave for 2 1/2 minutes - apples should appear translucent and be soft, but not be wrinkled. Microwave temperatures vary, so keep an eye on them.
- Leaving the lid on the bowl, allow sauce to thicken on counter or in microwave and cool for a couple of minutes.
- Enjoy fat-free apple dessert OR top with granola, cool whip and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired!
Used regular sugar instead of Splenda, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. Used Fuji apples, unpeeled. I tripled the recipe and just cooked it a bit longer. Super quick and easy and basically a guilt free dessert :) Everyone but Mr. Picky enjoyed it. Made for ZWT6-Whine and Cheese.
I loved how easy this recipe was to make! I didn't have access to great measuring devices, so I might not have used the exact amounts of each ingredient listed. I used a firm gala apple, unpeeled. Instead of Splenda, I used one packet of Truvia. I cooked it for about 1 and 1/2 minutes, stirred it around, then cooked it for the remaining minute. The apple chunks had a great soft texture. I topped them with a bit of vanilla sucralose because I wanted a stronger vanilla flavor (I had used a sort of vanilla flavoring instead of pure vanilla extract for the sauce), and because I have a bit of a sweet tooth. The sauce did thicken, but not quite as much as I would have liked. That might have been due to the fact that I wasn't quite sure how much corn starch I used, though. I think these would taste great with vanilla ice cream or as the filling for a crêpe!
If you like apples, you'll love this one! For my personal taste, I'd cut the sweetener in half. I ate mine plain, but it would be fabulous over (or under) ice cream! Good on a hot summer's day or even better bundled up on a cold, snowy evening.