Lo-Cal Apple Snack Recipe

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"This quick snack is often requested as an office treat," reports Nancy Horan of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "It's a simple and harvest-fresh way to serve autumn's best apples—kids also love it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 medium Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into rings
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving equals 1-1/2 fruit; also 88 calories, 1 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 23 gm carbohydrate, trace protein, trace fat.


  1. In an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish, arrange apples in two rows. Pour apple juice over apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon and lemon peel. Cover and microwave on high for 4-1/2 minutes or until apples are tender, turning after 1-1/2 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Lo-Cal Apple Snack in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p17

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