Cinnamon Baked Apples

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
Serves 2

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.)


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