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Apple Graham Cracker Dessert

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Savor The Flavors Of Rich Foods, Without All The Calories

Savor The Flavors Of Rich Foods, Without All The Calories
(NAPSA) - Any time of year is a good time to start a weight-loss plan-and shedding the pounds is a lot easier if you don't have to drop all your favorite foods as well.

Fortunately, "lite" and "no sugar added" versions of various kitchen staples can help make it easier to create healthier versions of delicious dishes. The following recipes, from the kitchen at Knouse Foods, take advantage of real fruit flavors, but have less sugar, fat and calories than traditional recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (20 oz.) Lucky Leaf Lite "No Sugar Added" Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 tsp. apple pie spice
  • 2 Tbsp. reduced-calorie margarine
  • 2/3 cup Splenda
  • 2 eggs or equivalent in egg substitute
  • 1 1/2 cups purchased graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup reduced-calorie whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 . Spray a 9x9-inch cake pan with butter-flavored cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine pie filling with apple pie spice. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine margarine and Splenda. Stir in eggs. Add graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, salt, milk and vanilla extract. Mix well to combine.

Spread half of mixture into prepared cake pan. Spread half of pie filling mixture over top. Spread remaining batter carefully over apples and arrange remaining apple pie filling over top.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Place cake pan on a wire rack and let set for at least 10 minutes. Divide into 8 servings.

When serving, top with 2 Tbsp. whipped topping and chopped walnuts.

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 204 Calories, 8g Fat, 4g Protein, 29g Carbohydrate, 500mg Sodium, 122mg Calcium, 2g Fiber.


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