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RECIPE #3918 BAKED APPLES WITH CINNAMON YOGURT TOPPING November 13, 2006

RECIPE #3918 BAKED APPLES WITH CINNAMON YOGURT TOPPING November 13, 2006

CREATED Nov 13, 2006

Tracy Noerper, R.D./Southeast United Dairy Industry Association

BAKED APPLES

4 Granny Smith or Gala apples

3/4 c brown sugar

1/4 c cornstarch

1/2 t cinnamon

1/4 t nutmeg

1/4 t salt

1/4 c unsweetened apple juice (or apple cider)

CINNAMON YOGURT TOPPING

2-1/2 (8 oz) containers low-fat plain yogurt

2 T honey

1/4 t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Core and thinly slice apples. Place apples in a medium bowl and toss with apple juice. Mix brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over apples and stir gently until apples are coated.

Pour apples into prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated oven 40 minutes or until apples are slightly browned at edges and sauce is bubbling.

For the cinnamon yogurt topping:

Line a colander with several paper towels and place over a bowl to catch drips. Pour yogurt into colander and allow to drain about 30 minutes. Spoon yogurt into a small bowl and stir in honey and cinnamon.

Serve apples warm and top each serving with 1/4 of the yogurt topping.