Holiday Dessert: Baked Stuffed Apples

Replace holiday cookies, pie and cake with these stuffed apples for a healthier low GI choice. GI estimation: 44, GL estimation: 16.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

4 small apples, unpeeled
1/3 cup rolled oats

2 tablespoons raisins, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons CSR LogiCane Sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
10g 40% reduced-fat sunflower spread, melted, cooled
1 tablespoon 100% apple juice
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla custard (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Using an apple corer remove the core from each apple. Use a small sharp knife to trim around top and base of apple so the hole is about ½ – 1 in. wide.
  2. Put the oats, raisins, sugar, walnuts and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix well. Add the spread and the apple juice. Mix until well combined.
  3. Place the apples in a small ovenproof dish. Spoon the filling evenly into the center of each apple. Pour the water around the base of the apples. Cover dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until the apples are almost tender.
  4. Remove the foil and cook for a further 10-15 minutes or until the apples are very tender. Drizzle 11/2 tablespoons of custard over each apple, to serve.

Per serving:

Protein 3.1g, Fat 3g, Saturated fat 0.8g, Total carbohydrate 36g, Sugar 28.9g, Fiber 3.9g, Sodium 34mg.

GI estimation: 44

GL estimation: 16

*Recipe and image supplied by LogiCane low GI sugar via Glycemic Index Foundation website.