Nov 26, 2012 23:14 pm - Posted by Marcia


baked applesThis sugar-free baked apples recipe tastes like homemade apple pie without the crust.

How do you tell a 10 year old with a wheat allergy that he can’t have any apple pie around the holidays? Anyone with children knows all too well that you just can’t do it, especially when everyone else gets to enjoy that delicious, mouth-watering dessert. That was my situation twenty years ago, and why I began to get creative in the kitchen. At first I tried to make a tasty pie crust with rice flour, but I just couldn’t get it right. So I started making baked apples with nothing but cinnamon spice…and it was a big hit!

I baked over 10 pounds of these apples this past Thanksgiving when my kids were home. They ate baked apples with breakfast, as a dessert topped with Luna & Larry’s coconut ice cream, and as a snack in between meals. I love serving this easy and delicious dessert when I entertain because it can be made the day before and stored in the refrigerator.

The benefits of apples range from cancer protection to heart health. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids, and antioxidants. Cinnamon is nature’s perfect natural remedy to assist in blood sugar control… excellent for diabetics.

Ingredients:

3 large or 4 medium organic red or golden delicious apples
ground cinnamon powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Peel apples and cut into cubed pieces (approximately 3/4 inch).

Place apples into a 2-quart Pyrex glass or Corningware casserole dish (will need lid). Sprinkle cinnamon generously over apples until they are completely covered on all sides. Place cover on dish and bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until apples are very soft. Allow to cool and serve. Store in refrigerator.

Excellent served with naturally sweetened coconut ice cream.

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