Microwave Cinnamon Applesauce

Categorized as: Fruit, Sauces-Syrups
 
Makes 6 servings.

Ingredients:

6 medium apples (1 ½ pounds), peeled, halved, and cored
⅔ cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup Splenda Granular
½ teapoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Directions:

1. Cut apples into either thick slices or 1-inch chunks. Place apples in a deep, microwave-safe casserole dish.
2. Add water, lemon juice, Splenda, and cinnamon to apples.
3. Cook, uncovered, on high for 5 minutes. Stir, mashing apples with a fork into the liquid.
4. Cook for an additional 5-8 minutes or until apples are tender. Mash apples again, mixing with liquid, until desired texture.
5. With a spoon, stir brown sugar into hot apple mixture. Serve hot or cool and store in refrigerator until ready to use. Keeps about 3-4 days.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 70
Carbohydrates 18g
Protein 0g
Fat 0g
Fiber 2g
Sodium 0mg

Diabetic Exchange: 1 Fruit
Weight Watchers point comparison: 1 point

Marlene Koch, RD, is a registered dietitian who has specialized in delicious food and healthy lifestyles for over twenty years. Marlene holds a degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Los Angeles, California. Marlene is a best-selling author of healthy, low-sugar cookbooks. Marlene is a frequent guest on TV, radio and websites such as iVillage and dlife.com.
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