Granola Ginger Baked Apple Parfait

Granola Ginger Baked Apple Parfait

Serves 8
Meal type Dessert
Occasion Christmas

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Golden Delicious or Jonagold apples
  • 4 1/2oz lowfat granola
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened )
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 (8-oz.) container Voskos Greek yogurt

About This Recipe

These make a fabulous Christmas morning treat to go along with an egg white fritatta or they make a delicious, healthy and festive Christmas dessert. I use rich and creamy Greek yogurt from Voskos (available in most grocery stores). Originally from Southern Living magazine.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 250 cals., 4 gm protein, 46 gm carbohydrates, 6 gm fat.
Serves 8

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 375°.
Step 2
Cut apples in half, cutting through stem and bottom ends.
Step 3
Scoop out core and pulp, leaving a 3/4-inch shell.
Step 4
Cut about 1/4 inch from opposite side of apple, forming a flat base.
Step 5
Stir together lowfat granola and next 3 ingredients.
Step 6
Spoon mixture into apple shells, pressing to gently pack.
Step 7
Arrange apples in a 13- x 9-inch pan.
Step 8
Pour cider around apples in pan.
Step 9
Bake at 375° for 25 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender, basting twice with pan juices.
Step 10
Place apples on a serving plate. Add preserves to pan juices, and cook, over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until thickened.
Step 11
Serve apples with warm sauce and Voskos Greek yogurt.
Step 12
Note: Baking times will vary greatly due to the ripeness of your fruit. Begin testing for doneness by inserting a wooden pick directly into the fruit (not granola mixture) after 25 minutes of baking. A wooden pick should be able to pierce the fruit easily with just a little resistance. Overcooking will lead to the fruit losing its natural shape and becoming mushy.
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