Sep 192012
 
There is nothing like the smell of apples and cinnamon baking in the oven.  It brings me back to my childhood in Massachusetts where apple pie was the dessert of choice at all the holidays; Thanksgiving, Christmas and any other time of the year. Somehow we never tired of it.

To this day-it is still my favorite pie and now I’ve found a way to enjoy every bite without refined white sugar, flour and lots of butter with this warm skillet cinnamon apples.

Warm Skillet Apples

Feel free to sub brown sugar if that is what you have on hand, but I really encourage you to try coconut palm sugar.  This  palm sugar is reminiscent of brown sugar with a lower glycemic index.

Warm Skillet Apples

Warm Cinnamon Skillet Apples

Serves 6
Vegan, Gluten Free

Ingredients

10 to 12 organic Gala apples
1/2 cup organic coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp sea salt
Juice 1 lemon
3 Tbsp Earth Balance

Directions

1. Heat a cast iron skillet in the oven to 375F.  Meanwhile slice apples, removing seeds and stem with a knife; place in a large bowl; sprinkle with palm sugar, cinnamon and salt; pour lemon juice over evenly, mix well.

2. Remove preheated skillet with a pot holder and place on trivet or stovetop.  Add 1 Tbsp Earth Balance, using a spoon to coat bottom of skillet evenly.  Add apples, placing them flat in a circular pattern.  Top with two additional pats of earth balance.  Cover and bake 1 hour, remove foil last 20 minutes. 

Nutrition Facts (Skillet Apples Only)
6 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219.2
Total Fat 5.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 484.0 mg
Potassium 382.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44.6 g
Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
Sugars 29.9 g
Protein 0.4 g

Vitamin A 1.9 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 4.6 %
Vitamin C 23.4 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 2.9 %
Calcium 2.7 %
Copper 4.0 %
Folate 1.6 %
Iron 4.3 %
Magnesium 2.5 %
Manganese 13.5 %
Niacin 0.8 %
Pantothenic Acid 1.2 %
Phosphorus 1.4 %
Riboflavin 1.6 %
Selenium 0.7 %
Thiamin 2.2 %
Zinc 0.6 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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