10/21/09

Apple Nut Wonders

 
  Apple Nut Wonders


I found this recipe HERE! Lots of great recipes!  Be sure to check out it out!

My “lightened" version of this was really good!  I can only imagine how delicious the "real" version must be! I look forward to trying it with the butter! 
Not only is this yummy, it is a great size for the four of us.  It would be perfect to share with someone who lives alone or with friends who are "empty nest-ers!" This recipe could be easily doubled for a 9x13-sized pan of these treats!
I had pecans in the pantry, so I used those instead of the walnuts. The nuts add a lot of fat grams to this dish (40 grams in 1/2 cup) but are really good! Here's where portion control comes into play!
I also drizzled a bit of fat-free glaze on mine.  This helps with the moisture a bit. Be careful to not over-bake lower fat desserts, as they can easily become too dry.

I really like the idea of baking it in a quiche pan or pie plate and serving wedges of it a la mode.  You could use fat free ice cream with my lower-fat version.


Here's the real deal:
 
Apple Walnut Wonders

1/2 cup butter softened
3/4 cup sugar  (less if desired)
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp each baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon
1 med. tart apple, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Mix butter and sugar. Add the egg. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, gradually add to creamed mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in apple and walnuts.
Pour into greased 8" square dish (I use a quiche round 9"dish. ~ Lana)
Bake 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool.

Very Pretty and really how easy is that?
16 servings
 Variations:
I've used pear instead of apple and pecans instead of walnuts.
I also don't peel the apple.
I've used oatmeal instead of the flour.

My lightened version:

Apple Nut Wonders

1 med. tart apple, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup of  Egg Beaters
1 cup "Light" Bisquick
1/2 cup chopped nuts
cinnamon-sugar

Cut up the apple, toss it with the sugar and set it aside for about 30 minutes. (This brings out the juices from the apple, which we need since we're omitting the butter.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.
Whisk together the Bisquick and nuts, make a well in the center and added Egg Beaters and chopped apple,stirring all ingredients just until moistened. Spoon into the prepared pan and sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar.  Baked it for 30 minutes and drizzled it with a bit of fat-free glazed.

Fat-free glaze:

Whisk together: 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 3 teaspoons warm water or skim milk.

16 servings = about 3 fat grams per square

1 comment:

  1. This looks yummy. I'm going to try doubling it, basically half the original recipe, and half yours - only with more apple since I have some to get rid of. Thanks!

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