I'm always on the look out for low-point desserts and here is a good one. My dad always makes baked apples for himself and my mom and he passed along his recipe to me. Of course I had to adjust it to my tastes and add a little sweet surprise—red hots! They are low in points and I only add about 3 red hots per apple, but it gives them an extra spicy kick.
Cinnamon Baked Apples
2 medium Fuji apples (or your favorite firm apples, like Granny Smith or Gala)
1 can (8 ounces) diet root beer
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 Splenda French Vanilla cafe stick (I found them in the coffee aisle)
6 red hot candies (optional)
Preheat oven to 375F. Core apples and peel the top quarter. Place in a deep loaf pan. Pour diet root beer in and around the apples. Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon and splenda. Place 3 red hots in each apple.
Bake apples until softened and cooked through, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
(Each serving is 1 point.)