Savory Baked Apples

Serves 4


  • 4 baking apples, such as Rome or Jonathan Gold

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon candied ginger, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

  • ½ cup hot water


Seasoned Cook: Use the remaining mixture by simmering 5-10 minutes and spooning it over the apples before serving. Make extra apples for breakfast too!


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.

  • Core apples to ½ inch of bottom.

  • Combine the dry ingredients plus ½ teaspoon of the water in a small bowl and mix. Then spoon into the cavities of the apples until full.

  • Set apples in an 8” x 8” baking pan. Pour remaining water in the bottom of the pan, seal the pan with foil and bake 30 minutes, or until the apples are soft.

  • Serve warm. Optional toppings include a dollop of nonfat frozen yogurt or nonfat sour cream.


Per serving: 93 calories, 0 protein, 24g carbohydrate (2g fiber), 0g fat (0g sat, 0g mono/poly), 5mg sodium