Fall Foods to Be Thankful for
The 'Recipe Doctor' lightens up cool-weather favorites
Easy French Apple Tart
Journal: as 1 "small muffin, coffee cake, biscuit,
Danish" + 1 portion fresh fruit OR
1 "medium dessert" + 1 portion fresh fruit
6 cups thinly sliced tart apples
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking
3/4 cup fat-free half-and-half or whole milk
1/2 cup Reduced-Fat Bisquick
1 large egg
1/4 cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup Reduced-Fat Bisquick
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3 tablespoons less-fat margarine (with 8 grams of fat per tablespoon)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat a foil-lined springform pan with canola
cooking spray, or coat a 9-inch, deep-dish pie pan with canola cooking
- Add apple slices, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a large bowl and toss to blend.
Pour apple mixture into prepared baking dish, arranging apple slices so they
lay as flat as possible over each other.
- In mixing bowl, beat sugar blend, milk, 1/2 cup biscuit mix, egg, egg
substitute, and canola oil together on medium speed until smooth. Pour batter
- Add remaining ingredients (1 cup biscuit mix, walnuts, brown sugar, and
less-fat margarine) to a 4-cup measure and mix with fork until crumbly.
Sprinkle crumb mixture over the top of tart. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until
knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve hot or cold.
Yield: 10 servings
Per serving: 255 calories, 6 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 9 g
fat, 0.9 g saturated fat, 22 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 55 mg sodium. Calories
from fat: 32%.
Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider
Journal as: 1 cup of fruit juice
You can also add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker and heat on HIGH
until nice and hot, then reduce heat to LOW to keep warm through the
6 cups apple cider
5 cups Ocean Spray Light Cranberry Juice Cocktail (contains Splenda)
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
3/4 lemon, thinly sliced
- Add apple cider, light cranberry juice cocktail, brown sugar, cinnamon
sticks, cloves, and lemon slices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for
- Remove cinnamon, cloves, and lemon slices with a slotted spoon. Serve
Yield: 11 servings (about 1 cup each)
Per serving: 93 calories, 0 g protein, 23 g carbohydrate, 0.2 g
fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 0.2 g fiber, 6 mg sodium. Calories
from fat: 2%.
Light Cran-Raspberry Sauce
Journal as: 1 tsp "jam, jelly, honey, or syrup"
Journal 2 servings (1/4 cup) as 1/2 cup "canned fruit in heavy syrup or