Apple Recipes for Fall

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Naturally fat-free and cholesterol-free, and a great source of fiber, apples make a perfect snack, and a great ingredient for a variety of low fat recipes, both savory and sweet.

1. Acorn Squash and Apple Soup

Acorn Squash and Apple SoupFiona Haynes

Apples pair nicely with the earthiness of acorn squash to make a wholesome and hearty autumn soup. A hint of curry powder adds a little spice to the flavor.

2. Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Low Fat Sweet Potato and Apple SoupFiona Haynes

Another great fall vegetable that goes well with apples is the yam or sweet potato. Enjoy this velvety, filling soup with some crusty whole-grain bread for a great fall lunch.

3. Applesauce Oatmeal Pancakes

Low Fat Applesauce Oatmeal PancakesFiona Haynes

Get your morning off to a great start with these applesauce oatmeal pancakes. Use homemade or unsweetened store-bought applesauce to make this healthy breakfast.

4. Apple Phyllo Pie

Apple Phyllo PieFiona Haynes

Phyllo pastry is the key to keeping the fat and calories at bay in this flaky and delicious apple pie. Enjoy this pie warm with a scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt or light ice cream.

5. Apple Crisp

Low Fat Apple CrispFiona Haynes

Here's a crunchy, fruity delight that makes a great dessert for fall. Sprinkle a handful of chopped walnuts on top before baking for an additional heart healthy boost. And while I chose not to add cinnamon to my apples, feel free to add some to yours. A teaspoonful should do it.

6. Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Tart apples, dried cranberries or raisins and chopped heart-healthy walnuts make a fabulous combination for a hearty autumnal dessert. Top with a dollop of fat-free Greek vanilla yogurt or a scoop of frozen yogurt.

7. Chicken With Apples

Chicken with Apples

The sauce in this tasty chicken and apples dish is made by simmering apple cider vinegar with apple cider, which lends a sweet yet tart flavor to the peppery chicken. Enjoy with skinny mashed potatoes or noodles.

8. Pork With Cabbage and Apples

Pork Chops with Cabbage and ApplesFiona Haynes

A simple and delicious dinner of lean pork chops with cabbage and apples simmered in apple cider.

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