• 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 Cup California raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons red cinnamon candies
  • 1/3 Cup apple juice
  • 1/3 Cup caramel sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 Cup frozen low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • Chopped toasted walnuts; for garnish


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cut apples in half and remove core with a melon baller. Arrange apple halves cut side up in a 2-quart non-reactive baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine raisins and cinnamon candies. Spoon mixture into center of each apple half. Pour apple juice into baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 50 to 55 minutes, basting occasionally, until apples are tender.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine caramel sauce and maple syrup; set aside. To serve, arrange one half apple in each of 4 dessert dishes and top with a scoop of yogurt. Drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with walnuts.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 3%); Total Fat 1 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 5; Sodium 130; Potassium 368; Total Carbohydrate 61; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 56; Protein 3; Calcium 109; Iron 1;

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Raisins are great food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.