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Healthy Caramel Apples Recipe

This healthy caramel apple recipe has just enough caramel to give a nice hit of salty-sweet flavor in each bite for a tasty dessert.

Caramel Apples Recipe

Makes 6 servings.

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup agave nectar

2 tablespoons butter

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons chopped unsalted nuts, such as peanuts or pecans

6 small apples, such as Eve or Paula Red

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and coat with cooking spray. Coat a tablespoon measure with cooking spray.

Combine brown sugar, agave, butter and salt in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat; as soon as the syrup starts to lightly bubble around the edges, cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute more. Add nuts and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar is melted and the mixture darkens, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

Working quickly, spoon about 1 tablespoon of caramel over each apple. Repeat, spooning another tablespoon of caramel over each apple, turning as you pour.

Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Insert popsicle/craft sticks into the tops. Press any stray strands of caramel back onto the apples. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.

To Make Ahead: Store in wax paper at room temperature for up to 1 day. | Equipment: Wooden popsicle/craft sticks

Shopping Tip: Choose unbruised, firm apples with smooth skin. Store for up to 4 months in the refrigerator.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 225 calories; 6 g fat (3 g sat, 2 g mono); 10 mg cholesterol; 44 g carbohydrate; 23 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 4 g fiber; 54 mg sodium; 207 mg potassium

3 Carbohydrate Servings

Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit, 1 1/2 carbohydrate (other), 1 fat

Classic American Caramel Apple Recipe, Classic American Cuisine

 

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