Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
From Australian Better Homes and Gardens Diabetic Living issue 10 2007. NUTRITION INFO - per serving (with sugar) 721kj, total fat 7.1g (sat. fat 0.5g), cholesterol 1.8mg, sodium 32mg, carbs 22g, fibre 2.2g, protein 4.2g carb. exchange 1.5, GI est. Low. per serving (with sugar sub.) 636kj, total fat 7.1g (sat. fat 0.5g), cholestrol 1.8mg, sodium 32mg, carbs 17g, fibre 2.2g, protein 4.2g, carb. exchange 1, GI est. Low.
- 2 apples (granny smith about 150g each)
- 2 tablespoons walnuts (finely chopped)
- 1 tablespoon currants
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar (or equivalent sugar substitute)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon orange zest (finely grated)
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons orange juice (fresh)
- 90 g vanilla yogurt (diet or no sugar 1/3 cup, to serve)
- Preheat oven to 170 degree celsius.
- Using an apple corer or small sharp knife remove only the core from the apples (keeping the apple whole). Cut out a little extra apple until you form a 2cm wide hole.
- Using a sharp knife, score the apples all the way around the middle in a circular motion.
- Place the apples in an ovenproof dish, just large enough to hold them.
- In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, currants, sugar (or substitute), cinnamon and orange zest; add 1 tablespoon of the orange juice and stir to combine.
- Evenly divide the filling between the apple holes, then spoon the remaining juice over the apples.
- Cover the dish with baking paper, then cover with foil.
- Cook for 30 - 40 minutes, or until the apples a very tender.
- Remove and discard foil and baking paper.
- Serve warm with the diet vanilla yoghurt.
We had the apples yesterday. They were meant for dessert but we scarfed them down in mid afternoon. They smelled so wonderful that we just couldn't resist. I have a lot of currents this close after Christmas and was glad to use some for such a worthy cause. YUM!
This was a great ending to our dinner tonight. Loved the combination of the tart granny smith apples against the orange zest and brown sugar. I used golden raisins as I did not have currants. This went great with the vanilla yogurt. Made for the AUS/NZ Recipe Tag, September, 2011.
What a healthier version of an old favorite. The use of orange and yogurt is a nice addition to this old favorite. Made as written and will make again. Thanks for the post.