Those of you following me for awhile know my love for roasted veggies (see here, here and here). Today I tried a new thing - roasted apples - resulting in lovely fall flavors and versatility.
Toss apples with a few other ingredients and cook in the oven. The roasted apples are delicious on their own, topped with whipped cream, over oatmeal or ice cream, or any other pairing you think of.
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon canola or other plain oil
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
3 large (about 7-ounce) apples, unpeeled
Whipped topping, optional
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat baking sheet with nonstick spray or parchment paper. In large mixing bowl, whisk together agave, oil, lemon zest, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Core and chop apples; add to bowl and mix well.
Place apples in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, stir, then bake 10 to 15 minutes more until apples are golden and soft. Serve with whipped topping, if desired. Makes 5 (1/2-cup) servings, 1 point plus for Weight Watchers or 75 calories each.