Golden Poached Apples
Low Sodium Recipe
Apples are delicious, easy to carry for snacking, low in calories, a natural mouth freshener, and they are still very inexpensive. Spiced with ginger, these are also soothing to the tummy - yet still very yummy!
2 Golden Delicious apples, cored
1 cup apple juice
1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Peel top half of each apple. Combine remaining ingredients in a large heavy pan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook five minutes, uncovered. Set apples into pan with juice. Cover, and continue to cook 15 minutes, or until apples are just tender, turning apples and basting frequently. Using a slotted spoon, remove apples from pan and cut in half. Place each half in a serving dish and keep warm.
Strain the juice, return it to the pan and boil over medium high heat until reduced to 2/3-cup. Serve apples with warm juice.
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories: 74 (Calories from fat: 4 percent); Total Fat: 0.3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Protein: 1.6g; Carbohydrates: 18.8g; Fiber: 2.1g; Sugar: 15.9g; Sodium: 2mg
Food exchanges: Fruit 1.2