Granola Ginger Baked Apple Parfait

Granola Ginger Baked Apple Parfait

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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.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 8
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Cut apples in half, cutting through stem and bottom ends.
  • Scoop out core and pulp, leaving a 3/4-inch shell.
  • Cut about 1/4 inch from opposite side of apple, forming a flat base.
  • Stir together lowfat granola and next 3 ingredients.
  • Spoon mixture into apple shells, pressing to gently pack.
  • Arrange apples in a 13- x 9-inch pan.
  • Pour cider around apples in pan.
  • Bake at 375° for 25 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender, basting twice with pan juices.
  • 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.
  • Serve apples with warm sauce and Voskos Greek yogurt.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 4gFat: 6g
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