Last week at my Weight Watchers meeting, one of the members talked about a tasty treat with apples. As you know, apples are plentiful right now. I actually eat two or three or sometimes, four apples a day…usually, the Honeycrisp variety. A co-worker I used to have would eat this variety of apple all the time and tell me they were the best…ever. I finally tried them and OMG, she was so right. They are the best.
Anyway, the WW member said she cuts an apple up, puts it on a piece of tinfoil, drizzles it with sugar-free maple syrup, sprinkles it with cinnamon and then puts it on the grill. She said it’s similar to making potato packets for the grill.
At lunch today, as I was staring at my box of Honeycrisp apples, I decided to try her suggestion..except in the oven. I took out a small casserole dish, sprayed it with Pam, put the slices of apple in it and drizzled the apple with an 1/8 cup sugar-free maple syrup. I have tried a variety of sugar-free syrups and found that my favorite – surprisingly – is the Great Value brand from Wal-Mart. It has a real good maple flavor and an almost buttery flavor. It’s just real good.
I let the apple bake for maybe 10 or 15 minutes in an 425º oven and then for about 5 or 10 minutes, I turned on the broiler. I also turned the apples over about half way through the first 10-15 minutes. When they were done, because I forgot to do it at the beginning, I sprinkled them with just a little bit of cinnamon.
Let me tell you, this was one tasty treat! And the best part, it was only one and a half WW points – one point for the apple and a half a point for the syrup. If you use 1/4 cup syrup, which you totally don’t need, then it is one full point for the syrup. The total for the treat would be two WW points, which still isn’t bad at all.
Simple. Tasty. Easy. Gotta love it.