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Apple Tapioca Recipe

Serve this warm spiced apple mixture over frozen yogurt or angel food cake for a delicious down-home dessert. "It's tasty on a cool evening or anytime for that matter," comments Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • 1. Arrange the apples in a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a saucepan, combine the water, brown sugar, tapioca, lemon juice, salt and nutmeg. Let stand for 5 minutes. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Pour over the apples. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One 1/2-cup serving equals 177 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 158 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 3 fruit.